Lessons learned from and about Teaching Statistics in a Business School

08 Jun 2017
11:30-12:00

Lessons learned from and about Teaching Statistics in a Business School

Session draws on 40 years of teaching statistics for undergraduate and graduate students in three business schools.  Designing a course is a constrained optimization problem with numerous criteria and constraints.  Discussion will address a variety of topics including:

  • Establishing course content to best prepare students for their future based on best practices at other institutions and by obtaining feedback from employers and instructors of courses that come after your course in the students’ program
  • Selecting statistical software for the course based on cost to the student, anticipated value to the student, and your knowledge
  • Determining the external supplements such as textbooks, homework managers, automated response systems, applets, etc. that will be used to aid instruction
  • Creating the types of assessments/assignments that will allow you to assess the important things a student has learned and promote the learning of important skills
  • Structuring class time to effectively engage the students in the course and promote the desired learning