American Statistical Association

approx 19,000 members
Education staff lead: Rebecca Nichols, rebecca@amstat.org
http://www.amstat.org
ASA: Promoting the Practice and Profession of Statistics™

The American Statistical Association is the world's largest community of statisticians. The ASA supports excellence in the development, application, and dissemination of statistical science through meetings, publications, membership services, education, accreditation, and advocacy. Our members serve in industry, government, and academia in more than 90 countries, advancing research and promoting sound statistical practice to inform public policy and improve human welfare.

ASA is dedicated to advancing statistics education at all levels, including undergraduate education. Enhancing undergraduate statistics education is vital for the statistical literacy of professionals, for recruiting and preparing future statisticians, and to promote data-based decision making in society.

Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) College Report
http://www.amstat.org/education/gaise/
Participants in the GAISE project created a report of recommendations for teaching introductory statistics courses at the college level and statistics education in pre-K–12 years. The GAISE College Report is freely available online and has had an international impact on undergraduate statistics education.

Undergraduate Curriculum Guidelines
http://www.amstat.org/education/curriculumguidelines.cfm
The ASA endorses the value of and provides guidelines for development of curricula for undergraduate programs in statistical science. There is a workgroup of representatives from academia, industry, and government working on updating the curriculum guidelines.

Journal of Statistics Education
http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/
ASA publishes the Journal of Statistics Education (JSE) is a free, online, international journal focusing on the teaching and learning of statistics.

ASA Section on Statistical Education
http://www.amstat.org/sections/educ/
The mission of the Section on Statistical Education is to promote the teaching and learning of statistics for all levels and audiences. The Section on Statistical Education provides statistics educators a forum for sharing resources and ideas and opportunities to connect with statistical education colleagues through the online ASA Community forum and in-person meetings. They organize and present sessions on statistics education at ASA's annual meeting, many of which are aimed at faculty development and resources at the undergraduate level.

Education Committees at the Undergraduate Level
http://www.amstat.org/committees/commdetails.cfm?txtComm=CCNEDU03
http://www.amstat.org/committees/commdetails.cfm?txtComm=CCNEDU06
The ASA/AMATYC Joint Committee is investigating ways to increase professional development opportunities for two-year college teachers and working with the Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education (CAUSE) on outreach efforts. The ASA/MAA Joint Committee on Undergraduate Statistics is involved in efforts to enhance undergraduate education.

Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education (CAUSE)
https://www.causeweb.org/
Arising from a strategic initiative of the American Statistical Association, CAUSE is a national organization whose mission is to support and advance undergraduate statistics education in the four target areas of resources, professional development, outreach, and research. CAUSE offers free statistics education webinars, workshops, and resources and hosts the U.S. Conference on Teaching Statistics and Electronic Conference on Teaching Statistics.

Significance
http://www.significancemagazine.org/view/index.html
A quarterly magazine that demonstrates, in an entertaining and thought-provoking way, the practical use of statistics in all walks of life and shows how statistics benefits society.

CHANCE
http://chance.amstat.org
This quarterly magazine is geared toward statisticians and statistics students and includes entertaining articles about the world of statistics.

Useful Websites for Statistics Teachers
http://www.amstat.org/education/usefulsitesforteachers.cfm
ASA maintains a website of resources useful for statistics educators.

Statistical Significance Series
www.amstat.org/outreach/statsig.cfm
The Statistical Significance (StatSig) series highlights the contributions statisticians make to society.

International Year of Statistics
http://www.statistics2013.org/
More than 2,000 organizations—professional statistical societies, colleges and universities, primary and secondary schools, businesses, government entities, and research institutes — participated in this worldwide event through outreach activities, meetings, and resources.

Premier Contribution to Faculty Development

Providing the strategic initiative funds to help create the Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education.
http://www.causeweb.org

Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education (CAUSE)
http://www.causeweb.org

Arising from a strategic initiative of the American Statistical Association, CAUSE is a national organization whose mission is to support and advance undergraduate statistics education in the four target areas of resources, professional development, outreach, and research. CAUSE offers free statistics education webinars, workshops, and resources and hosts the U.S. Conference on Teaching Statistics and Electronic Conference on Teaching Statistics. The ASA Director of Education serves on the CAUSE board and ASA and CAUSE work together to advance undergraduate statistics education.

Though ASA partners with CAUSE on many projects including faculty development, CAUSE as a separate national organization has done an incredible amount of faculty development (free workshops, webinars, research, providing resources, and hosting the U.S. Conference on Teaching Statistics and the Electronic Conference on Teaching Statistics).

CAUSE has had a very large reach and is involved with many NSF proposals related to professional development, research, and outreach regarding undergraduate statistics education.

There have been many publications arising from the professional development, research, and outreach efforts of CAUSE. An example article is http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v20n2/eversontb.pdf. For more information, see www.causeweb.org.

Additional Undergraduate Education Activities of ASA

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