Our post-doc Kacey had an article accepted by the prestigious Social Studies of Science. The article is titled Methodology Discourses as Boundary Work in the Construction
of Engineering Education and will will be published in SSS in 2014. Congrats Kacey!
Our post-doc Kacey has a new publication in Studies in Higher Education called: ‘Different people have different priorities’: work-family balance, gender and the discourse of choice. You can check it out here! Congrats, Kacey!
RIFE member Marisol recently had her book chapter titled What Can Buddhism Offer to a Socially Just Engineering Education? in Engineering Education for Social Justice: Critical Explorations and Opportunities. You can view Marisol’s chapter here: http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-94-007-6350-0/page/1 Awesome, Marisol!
Keeping things active Kacey also has a new publication in Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Magazine titled Negotiating an Offer: What Graduate Students and Mentors Can Learn from Others’ Experience. You can check it out online here!
My final paper related to my dissertation is finally published in print! It’s in Engineering Studies, which is a great journal. You can read the abstract here. Thanks to everyone who helped – participants, friendly editors and colleagues, and family who read it over and over. 🙂
Caroline Baille, Alice Pawley and Donna Riley co-edited a book of an exciting set of innovative and original work on engineering and social justice, called Engineering and Social Justice: In the University and Beyond. You can get a copy of the book here from Purdue University Press (the electronic versions are half the price of the physical copy) and see a video of Alice being interviewed about the book here!
Alice’s co-authored paper with Karen Tonso is now out electronically. Read it online or print it to pdf here. What? You never heard of the Journal of the Society of Women Engineers? Well, it began in 1951, had 4 issues, then seemed to die… but they revived it as part of SWE’s 60th anniversary. The whole volume is chock full of good stuff. Enjoy!
Dina and Alice have a paper coming out in Reflective Practice in August 2011!
Abstract: This paper argues that interviewing is a process in which interviewees can reflect on critical decisions about their academic careers. Reflective practice is a course of action where a person ponders significant incidents in her or his life. In so doing, she or he can make critical decisions about her or his own well-being. Drawing on our experiences collecting qualitative data for ADVANCE Purdue, an NSF-funded project to increase the number and success of women faculty in STEM academic disciplines, we illustrate how interviews triggered our interviewees to think differently about accessing or interpreting promotion and tenure policies of the university. Hence, we argue that interviews can be considered as a form of reflective practice where interviewees decide to take alternative actions to enhance their well-being. In this paper, we ask: (a) how do interviews trigger new realizations among interviewees? (b) how do interviews act as agents of potential social change? Data are derived from semi-structured interviews with faculty members from science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and agriculture disciplines at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. We interpret the data qualitatively in the context of reflective practice.
2011. Banerjee, Dina, Alice L. Pawley. “Learning and Social Change: Using Interviews as Tools to Prompt Reflective Practice.” Reflective Practice: International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives, 12(4) pp. 441-455. Paper through journal.
2011. Hoffmann, Stephen R., Pawley, A. L., Rao, R., Cardella, M. E., Ohland, M.W. “Defining “Sustainable Engineering”: A Comparative Analysis of Published Sustainability Principles and Existing Courses.” Paper presented at the 118th American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, June 2011. Paper.