2019-2020 Innovation of the Year Award Winner: Sinclair Community College

Creating Big Data Pathways/Data Analytics for All

Sinclair Community College’s team created a degree in data analytics and a short-term certificate in data fundamentals through a collaboration with the Educational Development Corporation in Boston, funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation. The objective was to develop an occupational profile of a middle-skilled data worker (data practitioner) and build educational programs to prepare students for employment in this field. The profile consists of the skills, knowledge, and workplace behaviors required to be effective in this role and the programs involve externships which allow students to apply their skills in community-oriented settings, helping Dayton-area organizations become more effective with data.

Innovators: Paul Hansford, Kyle Jones, Mike Libassi, Sue Merrell-Daley, Ryan Murphy, Jaclynn Myers, Robert Sherman, Martha Taylor

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