This panel will discuss the California Alliance for Data Science Education, a new collaborative effort that spans across 150 campuses of the California Community Colleges (CCCs), California State Universities (CSUs), and the University of California (UC) systems. It aims to democratize and streamline access to Data Science Education throughout California, building access to Data Science curriculum in traditionally underserved communities in STEM. The alliance does so by synchronizing data science efforts across campuses to build a shared open-source infrastructure, create community college transfer pipelines, and empower leaders at partner campuses.
In partnership with a non-profit computing organization 2i2c and CloudBank, the team has facilitated access to fully-maintained JupyterHubs for California Community Colleges that have launched Data Science Curriculum. The board of the alliance has been focused on standardizing procedures for community college Data Science class articulation to four-year colleges in California, working with key stakeholders including campus articulation officers, the UC Office of the President, and the CCC Chancellor’s Office. Lastly, the alliance has held multiple data science education workshops and regularly holds cross-campus discussions, elaborating on the specifics of building a successful undergraduate Data Science curriculum.
Chair: Eric Van Dusen (UC Berkeley)