Proposal Abstract

The purpose of this presentation is to reflect upon the use of the Metaplan methodology for the goals of interdisciplinary research and programmatic changes. A faculty learning community (FLC) utilized this methodology to gather data for an interdisciplinary investigation of pre-service teaching and nursing students' perspectives of whether their core curriculum adequately prepared them for success in upper-division, professional coursework. The Metaplan methodology is highlighted as an effective tool for faculty members conducting interdisciplinary research because it includes the voices of various stakeholders in educational settings (Cowart & Rademacher, 1998; Pemberton, Rademacher, & Anderson, 2006); Rademacher, Schumaker, & Deschler, 1996). The primary objectives of the session include a brief description of the interdisciplinary faculty learning community research study, definition and characteristics of the Metaplan, solicitation of audience participation during a mock demonstration of the Metaplan focus group process, and dissemination of ideas for Metaplan implementation into SoTL research.

Location

Room 2904

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

 
Mar 13th, 11:00 AM Mar 13th, 11:45 AM

Metaplan: A Mutual Methodology for Interdisciplinary Research

Room 2904

The purpose of this presentation is to reflect upon the use of the Metaplan methodology for the goals of interdisciplinary research and programmatic changes. A faculty learning community (FLC) utilized this methodology to gather data for an interdisciplinary investigation of pre-service teaching and nursing students' perspectives of whether their core curriculum adequately prepared them for success in upper-division, professional coursework. The Metaplan methodology is highlighted as an effective tool for faculty members conducting interdisciplinary research because it includes the voices of various stakeholders in educational settings (Cowart & Rademacher, 1998; Pemberton, Rademacher, & Anderson, 2006); Rademacher, Schumaker, & Deschler, 1996). The primary objectives of the session include a brief description of the interdisciplinary faculty learning community research study, definition and characteristics of the Metaplan, solicitation of audience participation during a mock demonstration of the Metaplan focus group process, and dissemination of ideas for Metaplan implementation into SoTL research.