Faculty Scholarly Dissemination Grants


Developing Best Practices in Preparing Statistics PhDs to Teach




College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Graduate programs in statistics do a commendable job of preparing PhD students to practice the discipline of statistics in industry, government, and academia. Unfortunately, most PhD programs do not adequately prepare a student to become a teacher of statistics at the university level. Students graduate without a working knowledge of best practices in statistics teaching and resources that are available for teaching statistics (particularly at the undergraduate level). This roundtable will be a brainstorming session for developing a set of best practices in mentoring graduate students who plan to teach and in mentoring new teachers of statistics at the university-level. The intended audience includes experienced teachers who have an interest in the preparation of graduate students who will become the next generation of statistics teachers.

Conference Name

Joint Statistical Meetings

Conference Location

Miami, FL

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