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.

Why Join the Consortium?

Member institutions benefit from regular programming that includes:

  • Monthly workshops on topics related to social justice research, including:
    • Theoretical training in power theory, Black studies, gender theory, race theory, action research, and a broad range of other topics related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice, including webinar training sessions of one- to two-hours, held monthly.
    • Methods training opportunities for researchers, instructors, and students in topical techniques such as data scraping, data curation, visualization, and data coding, including webinar training sessions of one- to two-hours.
  • Monthly colloquia led by experts in the field of social justice.
  • 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 research teams that power social justice research-to-action teams.
  • 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.

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.

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.