Data Literacy in Undergraduate Education

Emory University, Spring 2020


  • Jen Doty, Research Data Librarian, Emory Libraries
  • Sarah Morris, Head of Instruction and Engagement, Emory Libraries

This Academic Learning Community on Data Literacy will focus on interdisciplinary educational approaches, skill-building in data literacy, and data literacy as a component of undergraduate education here at Emory.

Academic Learning Communities are informal seminars that are intended to:

  • Engage faculty in collaborative explorations of innovative research and teaching topics;
  • Bring guest speakers to campus to enhance the curriculum and learning; and/or
  • Help disseminate important research discoveries and innovative learning strategies to the broader community.

Learn more information on our past academic learning communities


The Seminars will meet from 12:00-1:30pm on the following dates:

  • Thursday, January 16
  • Tuesday, February 4
  • Wednesday, March 4
  • Tuesday, March 31
  • Thursday, April 16
  • Wednesday, May 6

Participants in this ALC will accomplish the following:

  • Explore and discuss the complex topic of data literacy
  • Develop ideas for data literacy lessons and curriculum that can be used in a variety of disciplinary settings
  • Develop ideas for data literacy lessons and curriculum that can support undergraduates
  • Examine the challenges and opportunities of data literacy in the context of complex media, technology, and information ecosystems

Share This Story