Title

From community college to state college: Engaging in qualitative research in a shifting institutional landscape

Location

1054

Format Type

Event

Format Type

Panel

Start Date

January 2019

End Date

January 2019

Abstract

In many states, community colleges have begun to offer bachelor’s degrees and are subsequently renamed state colleges. This emerging form of state colleges continue to develop their distinct identity within post-secondary education, bridging open-door admissions, solely lower division, democratic institutions with selective-admissions, upper division, and research-focused curriculums. This session will focus on the experiences of students, faculty, staff, and administrators engaging in qualitative research at these new institutions of higher education. Panelists will discuss the challenges, resources, and sources of inspiration for conducting qualitative research while attending or working at a state college. Panelists will also share their reflections on learning qualitative research and advice for those who wish to conduct qualitative and mixed methods research at state colleges. They will use examples from their research to illustrate their experiences. The panelists represent a broad range of qualitative researchers including undergraduate student researchers, current doctoral students, faculty actively engaged in scholarship, IRB members, and seasoned researchers who are affiliated with state colleges. Within the session, there will be time for an exchange of ideas amongst panelists as well as audience questions and participation.

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We realize this is a large panel. We will be grouping panelists by role and research project for a team-focused conversation.

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From community college to state college: Engaging in qualitative research in a shifting institutional landscape

1054

In many states, community colleges have begun to offer bachelor’s degrees and are subsequently renamed state colleges. This emerging form of state colleges continue to develop their distinct identity within post-secondary education, bridging open-door admissions, solely lower division, democratic institutions with selective-admissions, upper division, and research-focused curriculums. This session will focus on the experiences of students, faculty, staff, and administrators engaging in qualitative research at these new institutions of higher education. Panelists will discuss the challenges, resources, and sources of inspiration for conducting qualitative research while attending or working at a state college. Panelists will also share their reflections on learning qualitative research and advice for those who wish to conduct qualitative and mixed methods research at state colleges. They will use examples from their research to illustrate their experiences. The panelists represent a broad range of qualitative researchers including undergraduate student researchers, current doctoral students, faculty actively engaged in scholarship, IRB members, and seasoned researchers who are affiliated with state colleges. Within the session, there will be time for an exchange of ideas amongst panelists as well as audience questions and participation.