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Undergraduate Statistics Education Initiative

Improving the Workforce of the Future:
Opportunities in Undergraduate Statistics Education

From noon on Saturday, August 12 to
Sunday, August 13 at 12:30 p.m.

Program Chair: Richard Scheaffer

Keynote address: Undergraduate Programs and the Future of Academic Statistics* by David S. Moore

Position Papers:

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The presentation will be followed by discussion from the floor with team members responding to questions.

For location and registration information, see below.


Saturday, August 12, 2000

1:00- 1:15 Welcome (Ray Waller, ASA; Marvin Zelen, COPSS)

1:15-2:00 Keynote Address: David Moore

2:00-2:15 Break

2:15-3:30 Needs of Business, Industry, and Government (B/I/G)

Moderator: Bob Starbuck, Wyeth-Ayerst Research

Presenter: Mimi Ritter, General Motors (retired)

Recorder: Bob Hogg, University of Iowa

3:30-3:45 Break

3:45-5:15 Curriculum Guidelines for BS and BA Degrees in Statistical Science

Moderator: Bill Schucany, SMU

Presenter: BS Degrees: G. Rex Bryce, BYU

Presenter: BA Degrees: Thad Tarpey, Wright State University

Recorder: Carmen Acuna, Bucknell University

Sunday August 13, 2000

8:00-9:15 Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Minors/Tracks/Programs in Statistics

Moderator: Ann Cannon, Cornell College

Presenter - BS Minors: William Notz, Ohio State University

Presenter - BA Minors: Mary Parker, Austin Community College

Recorders: Bradley Hartlaub, Kenyon College and Carolyn Morgan, Hampton University

9:15-9:30 Break

9:30-10:15 First Courses for Statistical Science

Moderator: Bob Hogg, University of Iowa

Presenter: Joan Garfield, University of Minnesota

Recorder: Dex Whittinghill, Rowan University

10:15-11:00 Making the Case for Undergraduate Statistics

Moderator: Jerry Moreno, John Carroll University

Presenter: Carl Lee, Central Michigan University

Recorder: David Fluharty, AFL Automotive (Alcoa)

11:00-11:15 Break

11:15-12:30 Wrap Up

Session Chair: Richard Scheaffer, University of Florida

  1. Reporting back of Recorders
  2. General discussion (global commentary)
  3. Potential workshops as follow up to these sessions
  4. Summary and path forward.
JSM 2000 | About USEI

at the site of the symposium, Convention Center Rooms 109 and 110 between 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 12th.

NOTE: If you do not have the Acrobat Reader, you can download it from www.adobe.com.

Last Revised: 12/07/00 by the American Statistical Association