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Data Fellows

About the Data Fellows Program

Data Fellows is a semester-long professional development program designed to build data literacy, empower data users, and ultimately expand decision support capacity at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM). The Data Fellows program is not designed to provide technical or analytic training, but rather serves as an opportunity for staff, faculty, and administrators to gain confidence in interpreting and using data, become more familiar with campus data resources, and explore what it means to be data-informed.

Participants will:

  • Relate their work with data to the university’s shared goal of student success.
  • Improve awareness and understanding of common data sources and definitions.
  • Form more effective research questions, improve data collection, and access existing research.
  • Connect with colleagues to share strategies and discuss key issues around data use.
  • Advocate for and help build a data culture at CSUSM.

Fall 2018 Schedule

The Fall 2018 cohort will meet from 9am-12pm on select Thursdays. Breakfast will be provided.

  • September 20th
  • October 4th
  • October 18th
  • November 1st
  • November 15th
  • November 29th

Participant Commitment

The Data Fellows Program follows a cohort model and sessions are designed to build upon prior learning. As such, participants should plan to attend every meeting and be prepared to fully engage with the material and activities. An article, chapter, or other related reading (intended to take 30 minutes or less) will also be assigned prior to each session.


If you have any remaining questions about the program, please contact the program facilitators: