The 2012Summer Statistics Workshops (SSW) is a series of six 15 hour courses aimed at graduate students, faculty, and professionals. Content centers on quantitative methods in the social sciences and focuses on introducing and extending knowledge in statistical applications, modeling, research, and analysis.
Registration: Registering for the SSW is a three-step process that should take fewer than 10 minutes to complete.
Create an account.
Click the "Create New Account" link in the upper-right hand corner of the page.
Fill in the requested information; all fields are required.
A link will be sent to your registered email allowing you to set your password for the website.
Sign up for one or two sessions.
Pay for registration.
Regular - Full (15 hour) courses are $400 each for faculty, staff, and professionals; $200 each for students.
Early Bird - This year we are not able to offer special rates for College of Education and Human Development faculty, staff, or students. We are, however, offering an early registration discount. Those who register and pay before Friday, May 18 qualify for a fee reduction for the full sessions. Early Registration - $300 for faculty, staff, and professionals (each course); $150 for students (each course).
Cancellation - Full refunds will be extended for all sessions cancelled on or before Friday,June 1. After June 1, a cancellation fee of $100 per session will be charged for faculty, staff, and professionals; $50 for students per session.
Housing: Individuals are responsible for their own housing arrangements. Hotel/motel costs in the Bryan/College Station area range from $40-$165 per night depending on venue. The average room rate (single occupancy based on 30 hotels registered with the Bryan-College Station Convention and Visitors Bureau) is $90 (median $93), with 25% of the rates at or above $110 and 25% of the rates at or $59. Restaurants ranging from fast food and delicatessen chains to national chains and specialty restaurants are in close proximity to the university and to general housing.
Note: A block of rooms has been reserved for the Summer Statistics Workshops at:
The Tradition at Northgate on Church Avenue. The workshop rate is $17.90 per person per night (not including bed linens) or $26.40 per person per night (including bed linens). This rate is below the state rate. Meal rates are: $5.50 for breakfast, $6.00 for lunch, and $6.50 for dinner. If you are interested, please advise the booking agent that you are attending the College of Education and Human Development Summer Statistics Workshops. You can contact The Tradition by calling (979) 268-9000 or email Terry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tradition at Northgate is not a motel/hotel. Rather, it is a campus apartment/managed community for students attending Texas A&M or Blinn College. During the summer, they make rooms available in blocks for Workshops, Camps, and Sessions sponsored or affiliated with the University. They are able to keep costs down because they are not a motel/hotel. If you stay at this facility, you will have access to all ammenities offered at the complex (see website) including parking but payment must be by check or Traveller's check in the exact amount. They do not make change and they do not take cash. If you pay by credit card, a $35.00 fee will be added to your bill.
The Marriott Town Suites on University Drive. The workshop rate is $85.00 per night which is considerably below the state rate. All rooms include kitchen facilities. Past attendees to the Workshops have been very pleased with these accommodations. The Marriott is located about 1 mile from the University and is within walking distance to shops, markets, restaurants, and the University shuttle bus system. For information about the Marriott, contact Michelle Moore at 979/260-8500.
Transportation: Getting to College Station is very easy. Individuals can drive or fly directly to College Station by way of Easterwood Airport (CLL). Free shuttles may be available to take individuals from the airport to the hotel. Hotels on University Drive have access to the free Texas A&M University bus route. Individuals should check with their hotel to see if they have similar bus route access.
Note: The Traditions on University Drive is within walking distance to campus and also has access to the free Texas A&M University bus route. Route 15 (Old Army) is a short bus ride to campus. The Marriott Town Suites is about 1.5 miles from campus on University Drive. There is a free Texas A&M University bus route that stops close to the hotel, Route 12 (Reville) .
Parking: If you have a car, the closest parking to Harrington Tower (College of Education and Human Development) can be found at the Northside Parking Garage. Click here for parking rate information.
Resources: Attendees are expected to bring a laptop for personal use; some desktop computers will be available during course instruction. Specialty programs will be utilized for some courses with student versions recommended on personal laptops if attendees do not have full versions. Other Amenities: Snacks and break refreshments will be available each day of the summer workshops. On- and off-campus eating facilities are available for lunch.