Introducing ACS Data Analysis into Undergraduate Courses (June 16-18, 2016)

As part of an NICHD funded project, the Social Science Data Analysis Network at the University of Michigan will host a workshop to enable college and university professors to develop class modules using topics from the American Community Survey for courses they will teach during the 2016-2017 academic year. The workshop will be held Thursday through Saturday, June 16-18, 2016 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.



Workshop Agenda

Day 1

Why is Demography Important for Students
Basics of the American Community Survey (ACS)

Jill Bouma - Walkthrough of a Module

Kathy Rowell - Creating a Module
Mickey Pabello - Data Analysis and Statistics Course Using ACS


Day 2


ACS Geography and Variables


Day 3

To be added . . .

Helpful links

Census Bureau Summer Camp Webinar Series
ACS Information Guide
Census through Time
How the ACS Works
ACS Community
ACS Design Methodology Report

ACS Compass Guides

SSDAN Resources

Segregation Slideshow on

Other Tools for Accessing ACS Data
Social Explorer:
ESRI Tapestry:
Census Reporter:
Brookings State of Metropolitan America:
Kids Count Data Center:
Urban Institute Data/Viz:
Population Reference Bureau (PRB):

Other tools