4E: Applied statistics for a youth development program

Helen E. Burn (Highline College)


This presentation focuses on the development, implementation, and evaluation of an applied statistics course for students in a Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Youth Development offered in a public, 4-year primarily associate-degree granting college in Washington state. Participants will learn about the course development process that resulted in 300-level course with no required prerequisite and content tailored to the student audience. Three terms of evaluation data will be presented, including assessment data on major assignments, retention and success rates. Participants will engage in activities to provide input on the course and future directions. This session can inform the future development of applied statistics courses tailored to specific student audiences, and will be particularly interesting to faculty struggling with meeting the statistical needs of students in applied baccalaureate programs including overcoming institutional barriers imposed by prerequisite courses.