Welcome to Day One: A guiding principle and our orientation experience.

Welcome to Day One

Day One is Harris Public Policy's new student orientation experience that seeks to ensure a smooth transition for new students in our Evening Master's Program and promote your academic and professional success.

Day One will help prepare you for your first day of class, foster a sense of community, provide professional development opportunities, and ensure you have an understanding of the Harris curriculum, campus systems, and campus resources.

New Student Orientation

Detailed agenda will be provided on the Student Portal that is hosted on Canvas.

Quantitative Preparation

The Evening Master’s Program (EMP) is excited to partner with DiagKNOWstics to offer students a self-paced, online learning platform to prepare for the quantitative courses in the EMP. From the company website, “We started DiagKNOWstics to address the challenges we see in education today – to help students who learn at different paces, to alleviate the burden on teachers with a reverse-classroom philosophy, and to reduce the disparity in education quality overall – so that all students – no matter their luck in family income, prior educational background, or school resources, might have a shot at a better future.”

This approach aligns with everything we believe in at Harris and in the EMP.  EMP DiagKNOWstics content has been thoughtfully prepared by Harris PhD Candidate and DiagKNOWstics co-founder Rohen Shah.

Prior to the first quarter of the program students will complete "Quant Camp 1" in DiagKNOWstics and brush up on topics like, line of best fit, types of variables, mean & variance, percentile & test statistics, and regression & hypothesis testing.   Also as part of Quant Camp 1  - students will learn the basics of getting started with Stata.

Prior to the second quarter of the program, students will complete "Quant Camp 2" in DiagKNOWstics and review equations (mult-variable and non-linear), learn linear modeling, review functional notation, as well as focus on systems of equations.

Prospective and incoming students looking to get a head start are encouraged to brush up on these topics on sites like Khan Academy and Lynda.com.  Admitted students will be added to the Orientation Portal site and be given access to DiagKNOWstics shortly after admission.