Teaching Work and Family Using the Sloan Work and Family Research Network  Stephen Sweet Ithaca College  Judi Casey Boston...
About the Network <ul><li>The Alfred P. Sloan Work and Family Research Network is the premier online destination for infor...
Curriculum Task Force of the Sloan Work and Family Research Network <ul><li>2005-2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Marcie Pitt-Catsou...
Teaching Considerations…. <ul><li>Programming - Where does work-family fit in my degree or certification program? </li></u...
Programmatic Concerns <ul><li>Programming – the mechanisms by which work-family is integrated into college, university, an...
Pedagogical Challenges <ul><li>Breadth and Scope of Area of Study </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diversities  of families, workers,...
Number of Schools Where is Work-Family Being Taught? Sweet, Stephen, Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Joshua Mumm, and Judi Casey. ...
What Concepts are Emphasized in Work-Family Course Syllabi? Sweet, Stephen, Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Joshua Mumm, and Judi ...
Programming and Curriculum: What do You Teach? <ul><li>In what types of courses do you integrate work and family topics? <...
A Resource for Instruction and Course Design: Syllabi
A Resource for Class Activities
Activities…. <ul><li>What are some of your most successful and creative learning activities? </li></ul>Sweet, Stephen, Mar...
A Resource for Course Components: Work and Family Modules <ul><li>Modules currently available </li></ul><ul><li>Overview o...
Module: Overview of Work and Family in the United States <ul><li>Class 1: Fundamental concepts in work and family </li></u...
Module: Surveying the “Best of the Best” A Seminar Based on Research Articles Nominated for the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award...
Orienting Work-Family Inquiry:  The Work and Family Encyclopedia
Using the  Work and Family Encyclopedia  in Course Designs <ul><li>Chris Morett and Lonnie Golden use the  Work and Family...
Blazing Paths: A Source of Comprehensive Understanding
A Portal to Work-Family Research: The Literature Database
Helping Students Frame Their Research and Analyses <ul><li>Margaret Usdansky uses topics pages and Literature Database to ...
A Means to Locate Organizational Practices
Establishing the Business Case With Students <ul><li>Susan Lambert assigns her students to engage in field work, interview...
Opportunities to Contribute to the Sloan Work and Family Research Network <ul><li>Compose  - entries for the  Sloan Work a...
Join Us! <ul><li>Affiliate today: ITS FREE ! There is no charge!  </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Free Subscription – it takes ...
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    1. 1. Teaching Work and Family Using the Sloan Work and Family Research Network Stephen Sweet Ithaca College Judi Casey Boston College 2008 National Council on Family Relations November 6, 2008 8:00-9:15pm
    2. 2. About the Network <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Curriculum Task Force of the Sloan Work and Family Research Network <ul><li>2005-2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Boston College </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ellen Ernst Kossek </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Michigan State University </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Carrie Leana </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Pittsburgh </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Shelley MacDermid </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Purdue University </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Patricia Raskin </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers College at Columbia University </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mary Secret </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Virginia Commonwealth University </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Stephen Sweet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ithaca College </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2007-2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Christopher Morett </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fordham University </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Susan Lambert </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Chicago </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lonnie Golden </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Penn State, Abington </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Stephen Sweet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ithaca College </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Margaret Usdansky </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Syracuse University </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Teaching Considerations…. <ul><li>Programming - Where does work-family fit in my degree or certification program? </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum - What content should I teach in my course or workshop? </li></ul><ul><li>Pedagogy - What are the best means of conveying that content and stimulating student thinking? </li></ul>
    5. 5. Programmatic Concerns <ul><li>Programming – the mechanisms by which work-family is integrated into college, university, and HR architecture. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How frequently are work-family courses represented in course offerings? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What departments “own” the territory of teaching work-family? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are the strategies of positioning work-family concerns front and center? </li></ul></ul>Programming of Work-Family In Course Offerings
    6. 6. Pedagogical Challenges <ul><li>Breadth and Scope of Area of Study </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diversities of families, workers, and workplaces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-disciplinary perspectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wide-ranging methodologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vistas of policy initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Complexity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Linkages between institutions, history, and policy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global comparative concerns </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Students’ Limited “Real Life” Experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Of family and work roles , demands , resources , and constraints </li></ul></ul>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 and Curricular Challenges
    7. 7. Number of Schools Where is Work-Family Being Taught? Sweet, Stephen, Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Joshua Mumm, and Judi Casey. 2008. “Teaching Work and Family to Undergraduate Students: Catalyzing Pedagogical, Curricular, and Programmatic Innovations.” Teaching Sociology 36: 58-65
    8. 8. What Concepts are Emphasized in Work-Family Course Syllabi? Sweet, Stephen, Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Joshua Mumm, and Judi Casey. 2008. “Teaching Work and Family to Undergraduate Students: Catalyzing Pedagogical, Curricular, and Programmatic Innovations.” Teaching Sociology 36: 58-65
    9. 9. Programming and Curriculum: What do You Teach? <ul><li>In what types of courses do you integrate work and family topics? </li></ul><ul><li>What types of readings do you assign? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there a resource that you wish was available for your students, but is not? </li></ul>
    10. 10. A Resource for Instruction and Course Design: Syllabi
    11. 11. A Resource for Class Activities
    12. 12. Activities…. <ul><li>What are some of your most successful and creative learning activities? </li></ul>Sweet, Stephen, Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Joshua Mumm, and Judi Casey. 2008. “Teaching Work and Family to Undergraduate Students: Catalyzing Pedagogical, Curricular, and Programmatic Innovations.” Teaching Sociology 36: 58-65
    13. 13. A Resource for Course Components: Work and Family Modules <ul><li>Modules currently available </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of Work-Family Issues in the United States </li></ul><ul><li>Work-Life Issues in the Workplace </li></ul><ul><li>Work-Family Policy in the United States </li></ul><ul><li>Surveying the “Best of the Best”: A Seminar Based on Research Articles Nominated for the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Work-Family Research </li></ul><ul><li>Modules in development </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging Students in the Sloan Work and Family Research Network </li></ul>
    14. 14. Module: Overview of Work and Family in the United States <ul><li>Class 1: Fundamental concepts in work and family </li></ul><ul><li>Class 2: Historical overview of work-family: Changes from pre-industrial to industrial arrangements </li></ul><ul><li>Key Concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Definitions of families </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity of employment and family contexts </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional interfaces, spillover, crossover, conflict, and enhancement </li></ul><ul><li>Multidisciplinary perspectives </li></ul>
    15. 15. Module: Surveying the “Best of the Best” A Seminar Based on Research Articles Nominated for the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Work-Family Research
    16. 16. Orienting Work-Family Inquiry: The Work and Family Encyclopedia
    17. 17. Using the Work and Family Encyclopedia in Course Designs <ul><li>Chris Morett and Lonnie Golden use the Work and Family Encyclopedia as a primary reading in their work-family courses </li></ul>From Chris Morett’s Syllabus… Week 12 (April 1 and April 4): Service-learning reflection #3 due 4/4 Private and public policies to address work family conflict: America and abroad Nowicki. 2003. Family and Medical Leave Act . ( W-F Encyclopedia ) Pitt-Catsouphes. 2003. Family Friendly Workplace . ( W-F Encyclopedia ) Kelly. 2006. &quot;Work-Family Policies: The United States in Int’l Perspective.&quot; Week 13 (April 8 and April 11): Work and family later in life: Workers, parents, and spouses James. 2007. Aging and Work . ( W-F Encyclopedia ) Logan and Spitze. 1996. “Extending the Family.” Chris Morett (Fordham University) Lonnie Golden (Penn State Abington)
    18. 18. Blazing Paths: A Source of Comprehensive Understanding
    19. 19. A Portal to Work-Family Research: The Literature Database
    20. 20. Helping Students Frame Their Research and Analyses <ul><li>Margaret Usdansky uses topics pages and Literature Database to guide student projects </li></ul>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)
    21. 21. A Means to Locate Organizational Practices
    22. 22. Establishing the Business Case With Students <ul><li>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 </li></ul>Susan Lambert (University of Chicago)
    23. 23. Opportunities to Contribute to the Sloan Work and Family Research Network <ul><li>Compose - entries for the Sloan Work and Family Encyclopedia </li></ul><ul><li>Submit - syllabi to the Teaching Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Share - teaching activities and exercises through Teaching Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Judi Casey - caseyjt@bc.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Stephen Sweet – ssweet@ithaca.edu </li></ul>
    24. 24. Join Us! <ul><li>Affiliate today: ITS FREE ! There is no charge! </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Free Subscription – it takes 2 minutes. </li></ul><ul><li>Affiliates receive the monthly “Network News” with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>interviews with work-family leaders, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>news and updates from the Sloan Foundation, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>information about selected publications recently added to the Literature Database </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>announcements for conferences and calls for papers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A discounted subscription to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community, Work and Family </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Access to selected full-text </li></ul><ul><li>articles in our research </li></ul><ul><li>Literature Database </li></ul><ul><li>(with password) </li></ul>
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