DEDICATE, an NSF-INCLUDES Network Connector program, is hosting a workshop over two half-days on March 15-16, 2024 for faculty in the design and implementation of data science modules within their courses, with a focus on the social impact disciplines of Criminal Justice, Geosciences & Health Disparities, or Food & Water Systems.

 

Who’s invited

Faculty and instructors at historically underserved institutions (HBCUs and HSIs), including primarily teaching institutions, such as liberal arts colleges and community colleges, teaching or interested in teaching topics related to the high social-impact areas of Criminal Justice, Geosciences & Health Disparities, or Food & Water Systems, are invited to participate in this workshop to receive training and resources to embed data science enabled project modules in their existing courses. 

 

Overview

Participants will build basic data science skills within these interdisciplinary social-impact areas, and have the opportunity to design and customize modules tailored to their specific needs. At the completion of the workshop, participants will be able to design and implement a data science module using the Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) approach. There is a strong expectation that participants will incorporate a module in their courses within the next academic term.

 

Workshop activities include:

 

This workshop is supported by an NSF grant to Georgia Tech, Fresno State, NC Central University, and University of the Virgin Islands. Nominal stipends will be provided for participation. There will also be remunerated opportunities for interested participants to further contribute to this project through creation of additional data science modules within the targeted disciplines.