Teaching Undergraduate Statistics at University of Chicago
As you progress through your graduate work in Statistics at the University of Chicago, you will also be engaged in the teaching of undergraduate statistics through your work in the Department as a grader, course assistant, and lecturer. We trust that you will find the experience rewarding and fully expect that you will learn a great deal about statistics through your teaching. Teaching is about learning too!
Get Help Right Here and From Other Teachers (You Are Not Alone)
No matter where you received your own undergraduate statistics education, we want to be sure that you are aware of the latest thinking in statistics education and that you know where to find helpful teaching resources. Here is a collection of external and local resources:
- ASA recommendations on teaching statistics
- Resources on college teaching and teaching statistics
- Organization of introductory statistics courses and personnel
- Some guidance for instructors in the Department of Statistics
- Some guidance for course assistants in the Department of Statistics
- Some guidance for graders in the Department of Statistics
- Statistical Computing Software for Courses
Of course, you are welcome and encouraged to contribute your own ideas, classroom activities and materials whenever you are involved in the teaching and grading of undergraduate statistics courses at Chicago. Send any questions and ideas for more resources to Linda Collins.
Disclaimer: The opinions and "advice" included in this document are those of the Senior Lecturer gathered from her own experience, reading, and conversations with other teachers. Be flexible. The instructors that you work with may have priorities differing from some ideas presented here. Healthy debate is part of academia. Learn as much as you can from everyone you get a chance to teach with and use any ideas that are a good "fit" for you to develop your own teaching style.
Last modified: September 28, 2008 2:43PM