Joan Garfield, a leading researcher in statistics education, is conducting a survey of graduate students who teach or assist with the teaching of statistics. She writes:

We want to invite them to take a short survey that will enable us to collect some baseline data that we may use in a grant proposal we are developing. The project would provide summer workshops and ongoing support for graduate students who will be teaching or assisting with teaching introductory statistics classes. If the grant is funded, we would invite up to 40 students from around the country who are entering graduate programs in statistics to participate in a three-year training and support program. The goal of this program is to help these students become expert and flexible teachers of statistics, and to support them as they move through their teaching experiences as graduate students.

Here’s the the online survey. Garfield writes, “Your responses are completely voluntary and anonymous. Results will be aggregated across graduate students from many different institutions. At the end of the survey, you will have the opportunity to enter to win a $100 gift card to Amazon.com.”

I don’t know anything about this survey, but Garfield is on the forefront of statistics education, so I encourage you to take a look.

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