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Council Meetings: AY 2016-2017

Council Meetings: AY 2016-2017:

  • Fall (hybrid, via Big Blue Button and in-person): Long Beach State, Friday October 14, 2016; starting time 9:00 am.
  • Winter (via Collaborate):Friday, January 27, 2017
  • Spring:
    • Social Science Student Symposium (S4): Cal State Fresno, Thursday, April 27, 2017.
    • Business Meeting (hybrid via Bib Blue Button and in-person): Cal State Fresno, Friday, April 28, 2017.

Note: hybrid meetings are conducted both in person and via web conferencing. Council members are strongly encouraged to be at meetings in person but, if this is not possible, please participate virtually.

Last Updated: September 27, 2016.

New Teaching Exercises

Our list of teaching exercises has been expanded significantly.

Ed Nelson (CSU Fresno) has developed a variety of additions to our collection, mostly using the 2014 General Social Survey. The most extensive of these are designed to teach introductory statistics. Together, the statistics materials could be used as a supplementary textbook, but they were written so each exercise is independent of the others. Ed has also developed exercise sets on a variety of other topics.

John Korey (Cal Poly Pomona) has contributed a series of exercises on longitudinal analysis.

About the Council

The CSU Social Science Research and Instructional Center

The California State University Social Science Research and Instructional Center provides:


Overseeing the Center is the Social Science Research and Instructional Council. Founded in 1972, the Council is the oldest of the disciplinary councils in the California State University system. With representatives from each of the CSU campuses, the Council is dedicated to assisting students and faculty in their learning, teaching, and research by:

  • providing a forum for sharing information about social science data and computer products;
  • initiating and conducting training programs;
  • recommending computerized social science projects in the CSU curriculum;
  • encouraging the collection and distribution of social science data and computer-related instructional and research materials; and
  • advising CSU administrators on policies related to providing quantitative social science data for research and instruction.



There have been three histories of the Council written at one time or another:

Other Council Records

Last Updated: March 22, 2017