Faculty Engagement with the Data Science Fellows Initiative

Faculty Requests for Data Science Fellows

Faculty wishing to request a Data Science Fellow for Spring 2020 are asked to complete the request form.

Faculty Nominating Students to Become Data Science Fellows

Any faculty member wishing to nominate a student to become a Data Science Fellow can complete the nomination form.  Nominated students will be required to complete the student application form by November 6th.

Data Science Course Design Institute

On January 15, 2020, Sheridan will offer a one-day Data Science Course Development Institute. This program will bring together faculty and graduate students to reflect on teaching, focus on evidence-based course redesign, and how best to leverage the participation of the Data Science Fellows in their own courses. Participants will examine tools around data science, modify learning objectives and teaching strategies to incorporate data science into course learning outcomes, and develop strategies to implement data science in their curricula.  

Expectations for Faculty

Faculty participants will be required to meet (for no more than one hour) with Sheridan staff before the institute to discuss their focus for the institute. Faculty will attend the institute on January 15, 2020, from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, bringing a course syllabus to the institute.  

During the spring 2020 semester, faculty will attend a luncheon, sponsored by the Sheridan Center, to share and discuss the implementation of the course design institute work in their classes.  

Benefits for Faculty

There are three main outcomes for faculty participating in the Data Science Course Design Institute:

  1. Increased understanding of the tools, skills, and discipline of data science to broaden the possibility of data science course resources
  2. Integration of data science learning outcomes into their undergraduate course to promote a seamless integration of data science course content
  3. Development of teaching strategies to meet data science-related learning outcomes to ensure consistency between the outcomes and course content

In addition to the institute outcomes, faculty participating in the institute will have priority access for an undergraduate Data Science Fellow in Spring 2020.  Upon successful completion of the Institute, faculty participants also will receive a $750 grant to use for course development.

Registering for the Course Design Institute

Interested faculty should complete the Data Science Fellows Initiative interest form and indicate their interest in registering for the course design institute.

For questions or assistance registering, please email [email protected]