The American Statistical Association published new “Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Programs in Statistical Science“. This is the first update to the guidelines since 2000. The executive summary lists the key points: Increased importance of data science Real applications More diverse models and approaches Ability to communicate This set sounds right on target with what is expected of statisticians in industry (the authors of the report include prominent statisticians in industry). It highlights the current narrow focus of statistics programs as well as their lack of real-world usability. I found three notable mentions in the descriptions of the above points: Point … Continue reading New curriculum design guidelines by American Statistical Association: Who will teach?