The minor Data Wise: Data Science in Society, the major Responsible Planet in the bachelor programme Global Responsibility and Leadership, and PhD training in Science and Technology Studies are my main teaching activities at Campus Fryslan, the University of Groningen and WTMC.
Beaulieu co-coordinates the minor, teaches the courses Dynamics of Multi-Disciplinary Teams and Data as Evidence, and contributes to Introduction to Data.
In the period 2017-2019, Beaulieu led the development of a new minor programme at the University of Groningen. ‘Data Wise: data science in society’ focuses on knowledge about data and on skills to critically evaluate, shape and work with data.
The idea for a minor on data was initially launched by Ronald Stolk, and colleagues from sociology, Gert Stulp and Rene Veenstra, contributed to its further implementation. The core of the minor is project-based learning and over 10 stakeholders from the public and private sectors have joined the University of Groningen in this programme.
The minor was designed to combine interdisciplinarity, interaction and awareness of real-world contexts as integral building blocks. As a result students possess a highly desirable profile by the end of the minor: team players who are able to collaborate with data scientists, making real contributions to responsible and innovative use of data.
The major is part of the Bachelor programme Global Responsibility and Leadership of University College Fryslan (UCF). Beaulieu leads the development of the major and is a member of the Board of UCF.
Courses developed and taught within the major
As scientific coordinator of PhD training of the Netherlands Graduate Research School of Science, Technology and Modern Culture (WTMC), Beaulieu coordinates and develops curriculum for PhDs in the field of Science and Technology Studies together with Bernike Pasveer. See the Series on Teaching and Learning STS on the WTMC website (December 2019) for a detailed overview of the teaching.