Proposal Title

“Voluntariness” in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Procedures for Protecting Students as Research Subjects

Proposal Abstract

An underlying principle of Institutional Review Board (IRB) regulations for the use of human participants in research is that participation is voluntary. In SoTL the relationship of instructor and student is inherently one that can raise questions about “voluntariness.” In addition, SoTL work can raise issues of confidentiality, liability, withholding learning opportunities, grade assignment, informed consent, and other psychological, legal, or social concerns. The purposes of this presentation are to 1) assist faculty who wish to use their own students as subjects in research, and 2) address the concerns of those who lack experience with the IRB process.Discussion focuses on procedures for obtaining IRB approval; models of informed consent statements that could be adapted to SoTL projects in a variety of disciplines;ethical issues when students are subjects in SoTL projects;IRB approval as a means of promoting SoTL as a legitimate form of scholarship.

Location

Room 2911

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 12th, 11:00 AM Mar 12th, 11:45 AM

“Voluntariness” in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Procedures for Protecting Students as Research Subjects

Room 2911

An underlying principle of Institutional Review Board (IRB) regulations for the use of human participants in research is that participation is voluntary. In SoTL the relationship of instructor and student is inherently one that can raise questions about “voluntariness.” In addition, SoTL work can raise issues of confidentiality, liability, withholding learning opportunities, grade assignment, informed consent, and other psychological, legal, or social concerns. The purposes of this presentation are to 1) assist faculty who wish to use their own students as subjects in research, and 2) address the concerns of those who lack experience with the IRB process.Discussion focuses on procedures for obtaining IRB approval; models of informed consent statements that could be adapted to SoTL projects in a variety of disciplines;ethical issues when students are subjects in SoTL projects;IRB approval as a means of promoting SoTL as a legitimate form of scholarship.