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Activity Number: 294
Type: Invited
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 : 8:30 AM to 10:20 AM
Sponsor: Section on Statistical Education
Abstract #314414 View Presentation
Title: Evaluating Data Science Contributions in Teaching and Research
Author(s): Lance Waller*
Companies: Emory University
Keywords: Data Science ; Evaluation ; Promotion ; Tenure-track

The emergence, growth, and evolution of the field of data science include (or should include) meaningful and ongoing collaboration with the faculty members in the fields of statistics and biostatistics. This collaboration often yields new forms of scholarship and especially new formats and venues for teaching, research, and service that differ from traditional classroom teaching, peer-review publication, and committee assignments. From the perspective of a department chair, I outline opportunities and challenges in recognizing, valuing, documenting, and defending new scholarly contributions in a new field, particularly within the traditional academic promotion process for tenure-track faculty. Topics include MOOCs, blogging, software as scholarly output, and other emerging forms of scholarship within an evolving field in light of standard promotion evaluation systems.

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