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... In future decades, all undergraduates will benefit from a fundamental awareness of and competence in data science. Recommendation 2.3: To prepare their graduates for this new data driven era, academic institutions should encourage the develop ment of a basic understanding of data science in all undergraduates.
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... A wide variety of instructional programs will be needed to prepare students for the data-enriched world of the coming years. Recommendation 2.2: Academic institutions should provide and evolve a range of educational pathways to prepare students for an array of data science roles in the workplace.
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... Academic institutions are stepping up to these educational challenges with a variety of programs and educational pathways. Several 4-year undergraduate institutions offer data science majors and/or minors -- serving not only those students pursuing data science as a career but also those students who want to acquire data skills while majoring in another field.
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... These challenges, among others, will need to be addressed to ensure the success of undergraduate data science students. Recommendation 5.1: Because these are early days for under­ graduate data science education, academic institutions should be prepared to evolve programs over time.
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... This should include developing and sharing measurement and evaluation frameworks, data sets, and a culture of evolution guided by high-quality evalu ation. Efforts should be made to establish relationships with sector specific professional societies to help align education evaluation with market impacts.

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