For UC Berkeley Instructors
The Division of Data Sciences's Academic Resource Kit (ARK) for Instructors has several near-term opportunities to support instructors in learning and incorporating data science approaches. We are offering three summer workshops, and two programs of course development resources.
Building from the freshman level upwards, the Division of Data Sciences supports an open, interdisciplinary curriculum that stretches across campus and provides a foundation for Berkeley undergraduates of all majors to engage capably and critically with data. The Foundations of Data Science class (Data 8) is currently serving over 1,000 students per year across about 70 majors and fulfills statistics requirements in 90 percent of the majors that have one. More than 30 entry-level “connector” courses have been created by instructors in disciplines from humanities to engineering. Instructors in many departments are now developing advanced courses in order to serve their existing majors, and to integrate with the major and minors to be offered through the Division of Data Sciences.
Workshops & Resources
The Division offers a variety of opportunities to support instructors in learning and incorporating data science approaches, including workshops and programs to help develop course resources.
More information about workshops offered: https://data.berkeley.edu/news/data-science-education-opportunities
Data Science Modules - Request Development Support
The Data Science Education Program provides assistance to instructors interested in adding data science modules to their existing classes, through student developer teams that partner closely with you to develop materials over the summer and into Fall 2018. Data science modules are short explorations that give students the opportunity to work hands-on with a dataset relevant to your course and receive instruction on the principles of data analysis, statistics, and computing. Modules vary widely and are customized based on each instructor’s objectives and the type of course, ranging in length from one to two lectures to multiple-session workshops culminating in a data-centered project. A recent article and video explain how modules are currently being deployed.
For more information visit: https://data.berkeley.edu/education/courses/modules
Module Support Request Form: https://goo.gl/zRxVm7
Proposals for Data Science Connector Courses (Fall or Spring)
Students in Data 8 learn computational and statistical concepts from a variety of examples spanning a broad range of disciplines. Connector courses (2, 3, or 4 units, often numbered 88) are designed to build on students’ analytical knowledge from Data 8 in connection to their own interests in a specific field. Connectors can be housed in a department, cross-listed in multiple programs, or piloted as a L&S course. The Data Science Education Program seeks to broaden the suite of connector offerings available to students and increase the potential to integrate data science into existing curricula. DSEP is able to provide a range of technical, pedagogical, financial, and community-building support to you in piloting a course, as well as computer lab space and lab assistants.
For more information visit: https://data.berkeley.edu/education/connectors
Connector interest form: https://goo.gl/s9EkN4
If you have questions about the Data Science Education Program in the Division of Data Sciences, feel free to contact us:
Cathryn Carson (email@example.com), DSEP Faculty Lead
Ryan Edwards (firstname.lastname@example.org), DSEP Curriculum Coordinator - Connectors
Eric Van Dusen (email@example.com), DSEP Curriculum Coordinator - Modules
David Culler (firstname.lastname@example.org), Interim Dean, Division of Data Sciences