Thursday, June 3
Title: Qualitative Inquiry in Higher Education Organization and Policy Research: Publishing Culturally Responsive Research
Abstract: As scholars, you / we play an instrumental role in researching and addressing myriad complex issues facing the world today. It is important to have many tangible strategies toward researching and publishing on these issues, so our findings and recommendations are well positioned to make change. Qualitative Inquiry in Higher Education Organization and Policy Research (2017, Routledge) takes up innovative qualitative approaches to research that have the potential to advance our knowledge of educational equities and situate activist-scholars to make concerted change in the field. As editor (with Vince Lechuga, Texas A&M), I will talk about these various approaches, including ethnography, case study, critical qualitative inquiry and the controversial notion of “grit” with authors such as Yvonna Lincoln, Ed St. John, James Minor, Leslie Gonzales, and William Tierney. Next and in my role as a chapter author (with Khader & Still), I will share innovations in critical case study as an imperative for organizational activism and institutional change. In terms of publishing, I will share my experiences publishing this book with Routledge and other books with Stylus (vendors of this institute) as well as thoughts regarding how you could publish your own culturally responsive research with an academic press. In addition, as an editor of the Review of Higher Education, the journal for the Association for the Study of Higher Education and one of the highest impact factors in the field, I will share advice on how to publish culturally responsive and non-dominant methodological approaches in research journals. Again, it is vital you publish your culturally responsive research within and beyond academic journals and this session is designed as a conversation toward that end.
Dr. Penny A. Pasque
Professor, Educational Studies
Director, Qualitative Methods
Office of Research, Innovation and Collaboration (ORIC)
College of Education & Human Ecology
The Ohio State University
Penny A. Pasque, PhD (she/her) is professor in Educational Studies and Director of Qualitative Methods and the QualLab in the Office of Research, Innovation and Collaboration (ORIC) in College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University. In addition, she is editor of the Review of Higher Education (with Thomas F. Nelson Laird), which is considered one of the leading research journals in the field. Her research addresses complexities in qualitative inquiry, in/equities in higher education, and dis/connections between higher education and society. Her research addresses complexities in qualitative inquiry, in/equities in higher education, and dis/connections between higher education and society. Dr. Pasque’s research has appeared in approximately 100 journal articles and books, including in The Review of Higher Education, The Journal of Higher Education, Qualitative Inquiry, Diversity in Higher Education, among others. Her qualitative books include Qualitative Inquiry in Higher Education Organization and Policy Research (with Lechuga, Routledge), Qualitative Inquiry for Equity in Higher Education: Methodological Innovations, Implications, and Interventions (with Carducci, Kuntz & Gildersleeve, Jossey-Bass), and Critical Qualitative Inquiry: Foundations and Futures (with Cannella & Salazar Pérez, Left Coast Press). She is also author of American Higher Education Leadership and Policy: Critical Issues and the Public Good (Palgrave Macmillan), Empowering Women in Higher Education and Student Affairs (with Shelley Errington Nicholson, Stylus), Transforming Understandings of Diversity in Higher Education (with Ortega, Burkhardt & Ting, Stylus) and Engaged Research and Practice (with Overton & Burkhardt, Stylus). Dr. Pasque is currently the primary investigator for 1) the National Study on Women in Higher Education and Student Affairs since 2008 2) the Epistemological In/Justice in Graduate Education research project with Leslie Gonzales, 3) Researching Educational Diversity – The Decolonizing Indigenous Research Team (RED-DIRT).