Call for Applications . . . Deadline December 15, 2002
Integrating Census Data
Analysis into the Curriculum
ASA seeks applications from sociology departments interested in integrating data analyses into the undergraduate curriculum. Departments, not individuals, will apply to participate in this project and will implement data modules into non-research methods courses to foster students’ inquiry skills and increase scientific literacy. Selected departments will infuse these changes into courses so that they penetrate and endure in the curriculum and are more than the initiatives of individual faculty members. The “Integrated Data Analysis” (IDA) project consists of intensive work with 12 departments. Departments must make a commitment as a group to infuse data analysis into the lower division courses. A critical mass (at least half) of the departments’ members will attend a four-day workshop in June, and then would further develop and use data modules in courses the following academic year(s). Each department would receive “technical assistance” from the ASA-SSDAN (Social Science Data Analysis Network) team, including a site visit to campus to work on the implementation plans the department has set for itself. Departments selected to participate would receive support for travel and on-site costs for the summer workshops. The complete application packet (including department and faculty forms) is available on the ASA website at http://www.asanet.org/members/ida.html.