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Teaching, Learning and Research success with SAS

Teaching materials from SAS are free of charge and provide university instructors with everything they need to teach a SAS course. Materials may be used in whole or in part, provided they are used to teach degree seeking students in degree granting university or used to train internal university employees.

Teaching materials include:
  • Chapter-by-chapter instructor notes
  • PowerPoint slides for easily presenting the material to your students
  • Course data sets for easily demonstrating the concepts being discussed
  • Practice exercises to enhance your students' comprehension.
All materials are reproduction-ready and delivered electronically.

Requesting Teaching Materials

  1. View a list of available materials.
  2. Send the names of the desired course materials to academic@sas.com
  3. A license for the materials will be emailed to you. Sign and return. There is no cost for the materials
  4. The materials will be delivered to you via a secure FTP download
  5. For requests outside the US, please contact your local SAS office

Curriculum Consulting

SAS can work with your institution to help incorporate SAS into your academic offerings. Whether you are looking to create a single activity, a for-credit course, a sequence of courses building toward a degree, or certificate program or to create a new program, SAS' expert analytical and curriculum consultants can help you develop the SAS curriculum you need to accomplish your goals. For more information, please e-mail academic@sas.com.

SAS University Edition

SAS University Edition is a no-cost, packaged offering of core SAS software. It is available to students, professors, academic researchers, and lifelong learners. It includes:
  • Base SAS (SAS programming language)
  • SAS/STAT (statistical methods)
  • SAS/IML (matrix programming)
  • SAS Studio (interactive interface to SAS)
  • SAS/Access Interface to PC files (e.g., Microsoft Excel, JMP, Paradox, SPSS, Stat, DBF)

Download SAS to PCs, Macs and Linux workstations.

For more information, visit sas.com/universityedition.

SAS OnDemand for Academics

SAS OnDemand for Academics provides access to the power of SAS over the Internet at no cost. Processing takes place on SAS hosted servers via your broadband internet connection. SAS OnDemand for Academics provides access to the popular SAS software:
  • SAS Enterprise Guide – the power of SAS with a point and click interface
  • SAS Enterprise Miner – SAS' powerful data mining solution
  • SAS Forecast Server (beta) – The power of forecast modeling
  • SAS Studio - Platform independent code editor

SAS OnDemand for Academics is licensed for academic teaching only.

For more information, visit www.sas.com/academics.

SAS Visual Analytics

Incorporate hands-on experience with SAS Visual Analytics into instruction at no cost through a partnership with Teradata University Network (TUN) and SAS. SAS Visual Analytics allows you and your students to explore data, create reports, and share results to the Web and mobile devices. In addition to the software, professors also have access to related teaching materials. A broadband connection is required.

SAS Education Analytical Suite

SAS Analytics technology in a bundle specifically designed for teaching and research in education. Licenses for the Educational Analytical Suite (.pdf) now come with complimentary, unlimited access to SAS e-learning courses.

SAS Programming Language
  • SAS Programming I: Essentials
  • SAS Programming II: Data Manipulation Techniques
  • SAS Programming III: Advanced Techniques and Efficiencies
  • SAS Macro Language I: Essentials
  • SAS SQL I: Essentials
SAS Enterprise Guide (point-and-click interface)
  • SAS Enterprise Guide 1: Querying and Reporting (newest version of the course)
  • SAS Enterprise Guide 2: Advanced Tasks and Querying
  • Introduction to Statistical Concepts
  • Predictive Modeling Using Logistic Regression
  • SAS Enterprise Guide: ANOVA, Regression, and Logistic Regression
  • Statistics 1: Introduction to ANOVA, Regression, and Logistic Regression
Associated e-Learning with your campus SAS Enterprise Miner software license
  • Applied Analytics Using SAS Enterprise Miner
  • Rapid Predictive Modeling for Business Analysts

JMP for Statistical Discovery

The visual, interactive, and easy-to-learn desktop analytics of JMP Statistical Discovery Software lets students master statistical concepts quickly. JMP's unique navigation paradigm drives students through statistics using point, click, drag, and drop, and then displays results as statistics and graphs in the same window. Students can easily subset, perform subsequent analyses, and create 3D and moving graphics to help understand the results of their analyses. JMP runs on Windows and MacIntosh platforms. Learn more.
Each year SAS offers numerous professional development opportunities exclusively for university professors. These offerings are invitation only. The workshops are offered at no charge and include materials, training, breakfast and lunch. Travel and accommodations are the responsibility of the attendee.

If you would like to be included on the invitation list for this training, please e-mail your request to academic@sas.com.

Summer 2014 Offerings

Advanced Business Analytics Workshop
 This program provides professors the training and teaching materials necessary to teach this semester long course on business analytics. Give your students an edge in the new data driven workplace by teaching business analytics.

Jun 16-20, San Diego, CA

Jul 28 - Aug 1, Cary, NC

Workshop brochure (.pdf)

Data Mining for Professors Workshop
This workshop offers university-level professors a unique opportunity to learn more about data mining and incorporating SAS Enterprise Miner into their curricula. An optional day-long workshop on data manipulation and analytics is offered prior to the data mining workshop.

Jul 14, Cary, NC (Data Manipulation and Analytics using SAS Enterprise Guide - optional)

Jul 15-17, Cary, NC

Workshop brochure (.pdf)

Visual Analytics Workshop
The course provides a brief overview of the SAS Visual Analytics solution, then focuses on SAS Visual Analytics Explorer, and SAS Visual Analytics Designer. SAS Visual Analytics Explorer is a web based application that enables you explore data by using interactive visualizations such as charts, plots, histograms, tables, and maps. SAS Visual Analytics Designer enables you to select data sources, create reports, display data graphically, display data in tables, create sections, establish links, filter data, and define interactions.

Jun 18-19, San Diego, CA

Jul 16-17, Cary, NC

Workshop brochure (.pdf)

Text Analytics Workshop
This course covers the functionality of SAS Text Miner software, which is a component available for SAS Enterprise Miner. In this course, you learn to use SAS Text Miner to uncover underlying themes or concepts contained in large document collections, automatically group documents into topical clusters, classify documents into predefined categories, and integrate text data with structured data to enrich predictive modeling endeavors.

Jun 16-17, San Diego, CA

Jul 14-15, Cary, NC

Workshop brochure (.pdf)

SAS will work closely with your institution to develop a joint certificate program in a variety of areas of SAS expertise. Designed to recognize students with advanced SAS knowledge, the program can use pre-existing courses or ones newly developed in consultation with SAS. While your university will administer the program, the certificate will be co-sponsored by SAS, assuming a set of minimum requirements for credit hours and covered topics are met. Certificates are awarded after the successful completion of the course requirements.

Certificate programs exist in data mining, statistical methods, data analysis, and programming. Certificate programs in other areas of SAS expertise are possible as well.

If you are interested in discussing a certificate program, send e-mail to academic@sas.com.

Joint Certificate Program brochure (.pdf)

Business Analytics/Business Intelligence

Arkansas State University
Bentley University
Bryant University
Creighton University
Dakota State University
Loyola University Maryland
Minnesota State University Moorhead
Montana State University-Billings
Oklahoma State University
Saint Joseph's University
Stetson University
Stevens Institute of Technology
Sunway University
Texas A&M University
University of Denver
University of North Carolina Greensboro
University of South Florida
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Data Mining

Bryant University
California State University at Long Beach
Central Michigan University
HEC Montréal
Kennesaw State University
Miami University (Ohio)
Oklahoma State University
Texas Tech University
University of Alaska Anchorage
University of Arkansas
University of Central Florida
University of Louisville
University of Texas at Dallas

Marketing Research and Analytics

Centennial College - Canada

SAS Programming Specialized Certificate

University of California, San Diego

SAS Programming and Data Analysis

Brigham Young University
Florida State University
Michigan State University
University of Cincinnati
University of Fraser Valley-Canada
University of Memphis (.pdf)
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Western Kentucky University

Statistical Analysis

Kennesaw State University
Purdue University
Queens University - Canada
OSU Certificate Program
Oklahoma State University Data Mining Certificate holders


SAS Bookstore offers many books particularly suited for use in teaching and for reference. This list of bestsellers is organized by these categories: basic statistics, advanced analytics/predictive modeling, research/clinical, data mining and business intelligence.

Academic Discount

Products published by SAS Institute (SAS Press books, Certification Prep Guides, Course Notes and SAS Documentation) are available at a 20% discount off the full price for those in the field of academia in the US and Canada. Visit the SAS Bookstore to learn more about the academic discount or to order products with an academic discount.

Evaluation Copies

If you are considering a SAS title for your classroom, SAS Bookstore is pleased to offer our products to qualified professors and instructors at academic institutions who are interested in teaching SAS. You can request an academic evaluation copy for your review.

Visit our evaluation copy form for titles that are available to you.

Generation SAS Blog

Stay up-to-date with the latest resources available. Generation SAS is a blog designed specifically for students and professors. Find out about the latest updates, tips and techniques, new program initiatives and opportunities.

Teradata University Network (TUN)

Teradata University Network is a web-based portal for faculty and students in data warehousing, business intelligence/decision support, and database that is provided at no cost to the university. This content also can support Introduction to IT courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. SAS is a partner with the Teradata University Network.