Announcing our newest Curriculum Advisory Committees

Curriculum Advisors will guide the development of our lessons for Ecology, Image Processing, and Social Science.

I am delighted to announce the formation of new Curriculum Advisory Committees for Data Carpentry Ecology, Data Carpentry Image Processing with Python, and Data Carpentry Social Science. This follows the Curriculum Advisory Committees (CACs) that were formed for many of our curricula earlier this year, and means that we now have Curriculum Advisors providing guidance on all of The Carpentries lessons in English. In addition to these new CACs for Data Carpentry, the CAC for Software Carpentry welcomes two new members.

Curriculum Advisory Committees provide high-level oversight, vision, and leadership for a curriculum and guide large-scale updates.

We put out the call for volunteers to become Curriculum Advisors for these curricula in June, and 26 people applied. 19 of these people were invited to join Curriculum Advisor onboarding and 18 completed that onboarding last week.

CACs are a vital part of the ecosystem supporting our lessons and I am very grateful to the following people for volunteering to contribute their time and expertise in support of the ongoing development of The Carpentries curricula.

Data Carpentry: Ecology

Data Carpentry: Image Processing

Data Carpentry: Social Science

Software Carpentry

(Alex and Georgina join the other members of the already-established CAC for Software Carpentry: Annajiat Alim Rasel, Byron J. Smith (Chair), James Balamuta, Menglan Xiang, Rich McCue.)

If you are interested in learning more about the role of Curriculum Advisors in The Carpentries, The Carpentries Handbook includes more information about Curriculum Advisory Committees and how they fit into our systems and processes for curriculum development and maintenance.

Have an item you’d like to bring to the Curriculum Advisors for discussion? Contact them through their mailing lists shown on the Curriculum Advisors homepage.

Interested in becoming a Curriculum Advisor? Make sure you’re subscribed to our newsletter, Carpentries Clippings, to learn about upcoming calls for applications.

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