USCOTS 2019 - Call for Proposals

May 16th – 18th, 2019

The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, State College, Pennsylvania

The 2019 United States Conference on Teaching Statistics (USCOTS), hosted by the Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education (CAUSE), will be held at the Penn Stater Conference Center and Hotel on May 16 – 18, 2019. As with previous USCOTS, this conference will feature plenary presentations, interactive breakout sessions, and "poster and beyond" sessions, along with pre-conference workshops, technology demonstrations, and an awards banquet. The Program Committee invites proposals of four types, as described below, relating to the conference theme of "EVALUATING EVIDENCE," in areas of curriculum, pedagogy, resources, and educational research.


Pre-conference Workshops

Pre-conference workshops provide an opportunity for more extensive study of a topic and more interaction among participants and presenters. Workshop durations range from a half-day to two days. Proposal deadline: November 30, 2018.


Breakout Sessions

Breakout sessions provide interactive engagement among participants and presenters, on topics related directly to the conference theme of "Evaluating Evidence." Due by: November 30, 2018.


Posters & Beyond Sessions

The P&B session provides an opportunity for conference participants to display a poster of their ideas or provide a small demonstration of their favorite examples, activities, and teaching methods. Abstracts for posters or demonstrations in the USCOTS Posters and Beyond session submitted before Friday, February 1, 2019 at 11:59pm will receive feedback from the session organizers by Saturday, March 2, 2019. Final abstracts should be submitted by Friday, March 22, 2019 at 11:59pm.

Abstracts submitted between February 2 and March 22 will be considered for selection, but will not receive feedback from the session organizers. Final decisions on poster selections are expected to go out by Monday, April 15, 2019. Please note that the committee will be looking for proof or potential for efficacy in the classroom. Those submitting posters should describe the teaching environment (e.g., type of institution, type of students, number of students per class), what takeaways viewers of the poster should expect, and whether the work has IRB approval. It is helpful, but not necessary, for those submitting posters to have some citations to support their work.


Birds-of-a-Feather Lunch Discussions

The highlights of the U.S. Conference on Teaching Statistics include interaction and discussion among statistics educators with similar interests. One mechanism for facilitating such conversations is a birds-of-a-feather lunch discussion, in which people with similar interests gather over lunch to discuss a particular topic. Deadline: April 21, 2019

To propose a Birds-of-a-Feather discussion please visit: