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This presentation describes how to use the resources of the Sloan Work and Family Research Network to teach work and family classes. It highlights the resources that are most useful to the academic ...

This presentation describes how to use the resources of the Sloan Work and Family Research Network to teach work and family classes. It highlights the resources that are most useful to the academic community.

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Using the Sloan Work and Family Research Network to Advance Family Responsive Initiatives Using the Sloan Work and Family Research Network to Advance Family Responsive Initiatives Presentation Transcript

  • Using the Sloan Work and Family Research Network to Advance Family Responsive Initiatives Stephen Sweet Ithaca College Judi Casey Boston College 2008 National Council on Family Relations November 7, 2008 4:00-5:30pm
  • About the Network
    • The Alfred P. Sloan Work and Family Research Network is the premier online destination for information about work and family.  The Network serves a global community interested in work and family research by providing resources and building knowledge. Current, credible, and comprehensive, the Network targets the information needs of academics and researchers, workplace practitioners, state public policy makers, and interested individuals.  It’s the place to find high quality research and reports, easy-to-read summary sheets and briefs, as well as work and family topic pages – all in one location.
  • Introductions and needs….
    • What best describes your role(s)?
      • Researcher
      • Teacher
      • Workplace practitioner
      • Policy maker
      • Advocate
      • Counselor
      • Other?
    • What best describes the types of information you need?
      • Access to scholarly research
      • Quick references to statistics, definitions
      • Detailed summaries of the state of knowledge
      • Class/workshop activities
      • Teaching materials/readings
      • Guidance on locating experts
      • Case examples to establish prospects for returns on investment
      • Access to laws and state policy
      • Updates on meetings, publications, and funding opportunities
      • Other?
  • Using the Sloan Work and Family Research Network to Access Scholarly Research, Statistics, and Detailed Summaries
  • Orienting Work-Family Inquiry: The Work and Family Encyclopedia
  • A Quick Means to Locate Facts
  • Blazing Paths: A Source of Comprehensive Understanding
  • Helping Students Frame Their Research and Analyses
    • Margaret Usdansky uses Topics Pages and Literature Database to guide student projects
    From Margaret’s syllabus….. Assignment 1, Identifying and Defining Your Topic and Main Argument: The Topics Pages on the Sloan Work-Family site are a useful source for selecting a topic and formulating a main argument. Take a look at the site before you begin. You are not limited to the topics identified by Sloan but are free to draw on them. To begin, peruse the Topics Pages or other sections of the Sloan web site to come up with ideas for your paper topic. Once you’ve identified a likely topic, search the Sloan data base or other data bases discussed in class to identify two scholarly empirical articles relevant to your topic. Avoid topics for which you have trouble identifying relevant empirical articles as you will ultimately need 10 articles for the completed paper…… Margaret Usdansky (Syracuse University)
  • A Portal to Work-Family Research: The Literature Database
  • Using the Sloan Work and Family Research Network to Advance Teaching and Learning
  • Pedagogical Challenges
    • Breadth and Scope of Area of Study
      • Diversities of families, workers, and workplaces
      • Multi-disciplinary perspectives
      • Wide-ranging methodologies
      • Vistas of policy initiatives
    • Complexity
      • Linkages between institutions, history, and policy
      • Global comparative concerns
    • Students’ Limited “Real Life” Experience
      • Of family and work roles , demands , resources , and constraints
    Tracking Journal Articles on Work-Family: 1970-2000 Source: Pitt-Catsouphes, Ernst Kossek and Sweet. 2005. Work and Family Handbook . Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Mahwah, NJ. Programming, Curricular and Pedagogical Challenges
  • Curriculum Task Force of the Sloan Work and Family Research Network
    • 2005-2007
    • Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes
      • Boston College
    • Ellen Ernst Kossek
      • Michigan State University
    • Carrie Leana
      • University of Pittsburgh
    • Shelley MacDermid
      • Purdue University
    • Patricia Raskin
      • Teachers College at Columbia University
    • Mary Secret
      • Virginia Commonwealth University
    • Stephen Sweet
      • Ithaca College
    • 2007-2009
    • Christopher Morett
      • Fordham University
    • Susan Lambert
      • University of Chicago
    • Lonnie Golden
      • Penn State, Abington
    • Stephen Sweet
      • Ithaca College
    • Margaret Usdansky
      • Syracuse University
  • A Resource for Instruction and Course Design: Syllabi
  • A Resource for Class Activities
  • A Resource for Course Components: Work and Family Modules
    • Modules currently available
    • Overview of Work-Family Issues in the United States
    • Work-Life Issues in the Workplace
    • Work-Family Policy in the United States
    • Surveying the “Best of the Best”: A Seminar Based on Research Articles Nominated for the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Work-Family Research
    • Modules in development
    • Engaging Students in the Sloan Work and Family Research Network
  • Module: Overview of Work and Family in the United States
    • Class 1: Fundamental concepts in work and family
    • Class 2: Historical overview of work-family: Changes from pre-industrial to industrial arrangements
    • Key Concepts
    • Definitions of families
    • Diversity of employment and family contexts
    • Institutional interfaces, spillover, crossover, conflict, and enhancement
    • Multidisciplinary perspectives
  • Module: Surveying the “Best of the Best” A Seminar Based on Research Articles Nominated for the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Work-Family Research
  • Using the Sloan Work and Family Research Network to Locate Experts and Establish the “Business Case” for Family Responsive Policy
  • A Link To Social Networks Should you be listed among the “who’s who” of work-family leaders? Inquire to Judi Casey <caseyjt@bc.edu>
  • A Means to Locate Organizational Practices and Case Studies
  • Establishing the Business Case With Students
    • Susan Lambert assigns her students to engage in field work, interview workers, and link their analyses to case studies of workplace flexibility presented on the Sloan Work and Family Research Network
    Susan Lambert (University of Chicago)
  • Using the Sloan Work and Family Research Network to Access Laws and State Policy
  • A Source For State Policy information
  • Using the Sloan Work and Family Research Network to Keep Updated
  • A Means to Find News and Upcoming Events
  • The Work and Family Blog
  • Becoming Part of the Sloan Work and Family Research Network Community
  • Opportunities to Contribute to the Sloan Work and Family Research Network
    • Compose - entries for the Sloan Work and Family Encyclopedia
    • Submit - syllabi to the Teaching Resources
    • Share - teaching activities and exercises through Teaching Resources
    • Become – A Work-Family Leader
    • Contacts
    • Judi Casey - caseyjt@bc.edu
    • Stephen Sweet – ssweet@ithaca.edu
  • Join Us!
    • Affiliate today: ITS FREE ! There is no charge!
    • Click on Free Subscription – it takes 2 minutes.
    • Affiliates receive the monthly “Network News” with:
      • interviews with work-family leaders,
      • news and updates from the Sloan Foundation,
      • information about selected publications recently added to the Literature Database
      • announcements for conferences and calls for papers
    • A discounted subscription to:
      • Community, Work and Family
    • Access to selected full-text
    • articles in our research
    • Literature Database
    • (with password)