Truman is excited to offer a Fall 2018 Dual Credit Statistics pilot to a limited number of Missouri schools.
STAT 190 -Basic Statistics
Faculty Eligibility Requirements
The Higher Learning Commission (regional accreditation body) and the Missouri Department of Higher Education require dual credit faculty to meet the eligibility standards of regular adjunct faculty. This requires that the high school teacher hold a minimum of a master’s Degree and have at least 18 graduate hours in coursework (either as part of the Master’s, in addition to it, or a combination thereof) appropriate to the field in which they are teaching. Truman is not eligible to hire faculty provisionally while these credits are completed.
Instructors of Introductory Statistics (STAT 190) must meet the ASA recommended qualifications which includes a master’s degree or higher and (1) at least two statistical methods courses including content on data collection methods, study design, and statistical inference, and (2) experience with data analysis beyond the content in introductory statistics (from advanced courses, projects, consulting, or research).* For many eligible faculty this would mean a master’s degree with 18 hours in statistics and/or mathematics including the specific course types identified above. Eligibility would be determined by a review of transcripts. Interest faculty are welcome to talk with our staff to determine eligibility.
Dual Credit faculty are required to adopt the textbook used on campus, employ the same syllabus, and administer the same assignments and assessments. The model syllabi for the STAT 190 course is linked below.
Courses may be offered in single semester or full year configurations. The course is worth 3 credits.
Students pay $85 per credit hour in tuition to Truman ($255 total per course). In addition, students will be charged a fee to cover the cost of purchasing a bundled software package from Hawkes Learning Systems that is accompanied by a textbook and the Minitab statistical software package. Schools that wish to purchase textbooks in bulk for use over multiple years can work with Truman to adjust rates for optimal pricing. The cost of the textbook and software package for the 2018-2019 academic year is estimated to be $95, including shipping.
Faculty Pay and Benefits
Faculty are compensated on a per student basis according to the degree held, the length of the course (semester or year-long), and the number of credit hours awarded. For a 5-semester hour course, a Master’s Degree-holding teacher earns $40 per student. For a 5-semester hour year-long course, the teacher earns $65 per student.
Faculty are also eligible for a 3-credit graduate tuition waiver if they wish to take a professional development course on Truman’s campus, or online, during the academic year following their teaching.