In fall 2018, the faculty and administrators from across the four campuses started to articulate a vision for an AUC wide Data Science Institute. Several joined a faculty advisory board which has now been in place since January 2019. One of the undertakings of the advisory board, along with administrators and staff was to visit Data Science Institutes around the country: Columbia University, University of Virginia, Texas Advanced Computing Center, University of Berkeley. The trips allowed us to learn from their experiences and appreciate the similarities and differences of their organizational structure, activities and resources upon which they were built. Our administrators also visited the Claremont Colleges consortium as they are launching their joint Data Science programs. The consortium is comprised of five undergraduate institutions and two graduate institutions in close proximity to each other.
Data Science Institute, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Dr. Eric Mintz (Clark Atlanta University), Dr. Unislawa Williams (Spelman College), Dr. An Zhou ( Morehouse School of Medicine), Dr. Sandra Harris-Hooker (Morehouse School of Medicine) and Mr. Todd Greene (AUC Consortium, Inc)