Proposal Title

Documentation of SoTL Trends: A Pilot Investigation in Family Science

Co-Authors

Dr. Trent W. Maurer

Swaha Pattanaik

Track

Non-research Project / About SoTL

Proposal Abstract

Research has indicated that SoTL continues to further its integration into universities nationwide (Huber & Hutchings, 2005; O’Meara & Rice, 2005), although some fields have been more receptive than others. Studies have explored faculty members’ perceived support of SoTL at departmental and institutional levels (Gurung, Ansburg, Alexander, Lawrence, & Johnson, 2008); however, inquiry pertaining to the penetration of SoTL into traditional disciplinary conferences remains scarce. The paucity of research exploring the inclusion or exclusion of SoTL sessions at professional meetings warrants further attention in an effort to advance SoTL throughout academia. This investigation examined historical changes in the presence of SoTL topics at the primary annual conference within the discipline of Family Science as a pilot study for proposed replication in other disciplines. Through content analyses of The National Council on Family Relations conference programs spanning 2006-2015, researchers explored the ratio of SoTL to non-SoTL sessions, as well as the gender ratio of presenters (McKinney & Chick, 2010). Implications of findings for the growth of SoTL within the broader interdisciplinary community are discussed.

Session Format

Presentation Session

Location

Room 217

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 31st, 3:00 PM Mar 2nd, 3:45 PM

Documentation of SoTL Trends: A Pilot Investigation in Family Science

Room 217

Research has indicated that SoTL continues to further its integration into universities nationwide (Huber & Hutchings, 2005; O’Meara & Rice, 2005), although some fields have been more receptive than others. Studies have explored faculty members’ perceived support of SoTL at departmental and institutional levels (Gurung, Ansburg, Alexander, Lawrence, & Johnson, 2008); however, inquiry pertaining to the penetration of SoTL into traditional disciplinary conferences remains scarce. The paucity of research exploring the inclusion or exclusion of SoTL sessions at professional meetings warrants further attention in an effort to advance SoTL throughout academia. This investigation examined historical changes in the presence of SoTL topics at the primary annual conference within the discipline of Family Science as a pilot study for proposed replication in other disciplines. Through content analyses of The National Council on Family Relations conference programs spanning 2006-2015, researchers explored the ratio of SoTL to non-SoTL sessions, as well as the gender ratio of presenters (McKinney & Chick, 2010). Implications of findings for the growth of SoTL within the broader interdisciplinary community are discussed.