QSIDE Consortium

What is the QSIDE Consortium?

Faculty and students are increasingly asking how they can use their teaching and research to help achieve a more just world. The QSIDE Consortium provides a unique and innovative opportunity for engagement.

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Current Departments

U.C. Boulder

Macalester College

Bates College

Washington and Lee University

Wofford College

Hamilton College

Why Join the Consortium?

Member institutions benefit from regular programming that includes:

  • Monthly workshops on topics related to social justice research, including:
    • Training webinars on theories/subjects relating to social justice, including Black studies, gender theory, race theory, action research, and a broad range of other topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
    • Training webinars on methods for researchers, instructors, and students on techniques such as data scraping, data curation, visualization, data coding.
  • The QSIDE Colloquium, featuring broadly accessible talks from social justice experts.
  • A limited number of free registrations at the annual QSIDE Data4Justice Conference, and member pricing on additional registrations.
  • A community of scholars and activists to engage for cross-disciplinary collaboration that powers social justice research-to-action efforts.
  • Priority for your students for QSIDE internship positions. While the number of internships varies year-to-year, we anticipate a minimum of between 4-6 internships available each year prioritized for consortium members.
  • External funding services. We will locate potential external funders who might support your QSIDE-related work, and we will, if you wish, draft a proposal for you, with you as a PI, and with your input, of course.

Please note that all events require registration and have attendee limits. All events will be announced to consortium members and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Additionally, consortium members who initiate or become active in QSIDE research projects can apply for QSIDE internal micro-grants to request the following resources directly from us:

  • Student research funds to support project completion;
  • Publishing fees to enable open access publishing for broad accessibility;
  • Manuscript drafting and editing to speed dissemination of results;
  • Interactive data portal construction to enable visual storytelling for the public; and
  • Publicity for completed projects.

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Membership Levels

Memberships levels are defined below. Scholarships are available for those unable to pay all or any portion of the membership fees. Please contact us at consortium@qsideinstitute.org for more information. Maintaining access to QSIDE for individuals and institutions regardless of their financial resources is a top priority for us. Additionally, please note that our affiliate program is, and will always remain, free.

For more information, or to join the QSIDE Consortium, please contact Jude Higdon, jude@qsideinstitute.org.

Large Institutional Membership: $10,000 annually

Appropriate for institutions with greater than 5000 annually enrolled students, the large institutional membership provides the following benefits:

  • Unlimited access to all faculty as well as all students, for monthly workshops and colloquia.
  • 10 included registrations to the annual Data4Justice Conference.
  • Member pricing for additional registrations to the annual Data4Justice Conference.

Small Institutional Membership: $5000

Appropriate for institutions with fewer than 5000 annually enrolled students, the small institutional membership provides the following benefits:

  • Unlimited access to all faculty and students for monthly workshops and colloquia.
  • 6 included registrations to the annual Data4Justice Conference.
  • Member pricing for additional registrations to the annual Data4Justice Conference.

Multi-Departmental Membership: $2000

The multi-departmental membership provides access for all faculty and students for up to three academic departments, including the following benefits:

  • Unlimited access to named faculty and students in three academic departments for monthly workshops and colloquia.
  • 3 included registrations to the annual Data4Justice Conference.
  • Member pricing for additional registrations to the annual Data4Justice Conference.

Departmental membership: $1000 annually

The departmental membership provides access for named faculty and students in a single academic department, and includes the following benefits:

  • Unlimited access to named faculty and students in three academic departments for monthly workshops and colloquia.
  • 3 included registrations to the annual Data4Justice Conference.
  • Member pricing for additional registrations to the annual Data4Justice Conference.

Individual membership: $500 annually

The individual membership is available for an individual faculty member or member of the general public interested in participating in workshops and colloquia, and includes registration for the annual Data4Justice Conference.

Student membership: $250 annually

The student membership is available for currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students interested in participating in workshops and colloquia, and includes registration for the annual Data4Justice Conference.

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