1 STA 309: Elementary Business Statistics UNIQUE NUMBER: 04614 SEMESTER: FALL 2020 Welcome to STA 309! We are thrilled to have you in class and look forward to supporting and sharing your learning about data science, about the wider world, about the sheer joy of discovering something new—and about your own extraordinary potential to help to make our world a better place, one data set at a time. Class meetings are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00—5:15 PM, streaming online via our Canvas course website: Your success in this class is important to us. If there are aspects of this course that exclude you or that prevent you from learning, please email the instructional team as soon as possible, at the address below. Together we’ll figure out how to meet both your needs and the requirements of the course. We also encourage you to reach out to the student resources available through UT, many of which are listed on this syllabus. Professor: Dr. Shannon Provost (she/her/hers)Email: [email protected]Office: CBA 3.416 Phone: 512-913-2040 Office Hours: Mondays, 4:00—5:00 PM, Thursdays, 9:00—10:00 AM, and Fridays, 12:30—2:00 PM All office hours are held via Zoom; see Canvas for up-to-date links. Teaching assistants may be emailed at [email protected]and will hold office hours each week based on the schedule below. Teaching Assistants Office Hours Aditya Karanam Friday 4:30—6:30 PM Arsh Ganjoo Monday 2—3 & 5—7 PM; Thursday 2—4 PM; and Friday 2—3 PM Fiori Anglou Monday 5—7 PM and Wednesday 2—4 PM Jacob Esparza Monday 11 AM—12:30 PM and Friday 10 AM—12 PM Justin Barlow Monday 12:30—2 PM Lucy Hwang Tuesday 1:45—2:30 PM; Wednesday 11 AM—12:30 PM; and Thursday 1:45—2:30 PM Marisa Tiscareno Sunday 3—5 PM and Tuesday 3—4 PM
2 Matthew Warner Monday 12:30—2 PM and Wednesday 9—11 AM Natasha Skergan Tuesday 5:30—7 PM and Friday 9—10 AM Ruijiang Gao Thursday 12—2 PM Sami Leibow Monday 3—4 PM; Tuesday 2—3 PM; and Wednesday 12:30—2 PM Sarah Cowan Monday 10—11 AM; Tuesday 9:30—11:30 AM; Thursday 10 AM—12 PM Sherwin Rasekh Wednesday 7—9 PM Tan Wang Monday 2—4 PM and Tuesday 12—2 PM Tracy Yang Wednesday 4—5:30 PM Wanxue Dong Wednesday 5:30—7 PM and Thursday 4—5:30 Zhuoran Jiang Monday 11 AM—12:30 PM & 4—5 PM and Friday 3—4:30 PM Course Overview COURSE FORMAT STA 309 classes will meet online on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:00 PM. Attend class by logging into the Canvas class page. Lectures are streamed live via Canvas and will include class activities, short quizzes, discussions, and interviews with various data science experts. Visit the 24/7 test stream to test your computer and network connection before classes start. If you need help, look for "Online Course Tech Support" in the left navigation menu of your Canvas course.