We’re looking for instructors!
IUNI would like to sponsor a series of high quality skill-building workshops for our IU community over the next academic year on topics related to methods, software, and recent statistical developments in networks. We are particularly interested in workshops that feature practical tips, tools, and training in network science and social network analysis that can appeal to an interdisciplinary audience.
IU Faculty and graduate students are invited to propose a workshop for inclusion in the series (details below). Workshops can be delivered in person (and with a live remote option) or can be entirely virtual.
Workshops might include:
- Introducing a new or classic R or Python library useful for networks research, complete with use cases and sample code
- How to access and analyze an available data resource relevant to networks research
- A network analysis or visualization tool
- A survey network data collection tool
- Application of a new statistical approach to network analysis with some emphasis on how to get started
We will also consider introductory workshops to network analysis within specific domain areas (nursing, education, geography, public health, etc.), but we will prioritize workshops with broad appeal.
Workshop Length and Audience
- We anticipate most workshops would be 2-4 hours, however, if you would like to propose a longer workshop (up to 8 hours), we recommend you consider breaking it into a multi-day workshop with 2-3 hour sessions.
- Registration will be first-come, first serve for the IU community and free to them.
- If you would like to record and share your workshop or materials, you may choose to do so, however, we do not plan to record and we would not distribute your materials beyond your course participants.
Dates and Deadlines
- Proposal deadline: Oct 1
- Decisions: Oct. 15
- Workshops to be held between November 15, 2021 – April 30, 2022 (you determine dates)
What IUNI will provide
- $200 per instruction workshop hour in compensation – either as supplemental pay or to a research account. A three hour workshop will be compensated as $600. If there are multiple instructors or TAs involved, we will split payment as requested by the primary instructor.
- Setting up Zoom details
- Registration and distribution of course materials for in-person and online participants
- If your workshop is hybrid:
- Arranging livecasting and Q&A management for online participants
- Location arrangement for workshops with in-person component (could include some light refreshments for longer workshops)
What you would provide
- Course materials for your participants – slides, sample code, etc.
- Live instruction
Propose a workshop!
Fill out the IUNI Workshop Proposal Form by October 1!