Teaching SAS this semester and need some teaching materials?


SAS is widely used for both teaching and research in universities around the world. As part of the SAS Global Academic Program team, one of the questions I’m frequently asked by those teaching is “does SAS have any materials such as slide decks, data sets, or exercises they can make available?” The answer is yes!

SAS offers teaching materials to college and university instructors who are teaching courses to degree seeking students or training internal university employees. These materials are free of charge.  They may be used in whole or in part, so whether you are looking to create a single activity, a for-credit course, or even a sequence of courses building toward a degree, these materials can help support your content.

Teaching materials include:
• Chapter-by-chapter instructor notes
• PowerPoint slides for easily presenting the material to your students
• Course data sets for demonstrating the concepts
• Practice exercises to enhance student comprehension

There are over 80 courses to choose from.  To help you identify which materials might best support your courses, I’ve listed some of the most frequently requested teaching materials.

If you are teaching programming courses, I recommend the following teaching materials:
• SAS Programming: Essentials
• SAS Programming: Data Manipulation Techniques

If you are teaching Statistics and want your students to learn how to use SAS as part of the course, I recommend the following teaching materials:
• Statistics 1: Introduction to ANOVA, Regression, and Logistics Regression
• Statistics 2: ANOVA and Regression

If you are teaching Data Mining or Text Mining and use SAS as part of your course, I recommend the following teaching materials:
• Applied Analytics Using SAS Enterprise Miner
• Decision Tree Modeling
• Text Analytics with Text Miner

To see the descriptions for what the teaching materials cover for each of these course or to see the entire list of course materials, click here.

The SAS Global Academic Program team is here to support you and your students. If you would like to receive teaching materials, click here to learn more about the program and to submit a request for teaching materials.


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Julie Petlick

SAS Student Programs Manager

Julie Petlick works in the SAS Education Division as part of the Global Academic Program team. Julie is responsible for the SAS Student Program and is dedicated to supporting teaching and learning.

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