Pre-Symposium Workshop

Workshop #1

9:00AM - 12:00PM
Thursday, November 10, 2022

SoTL as Reconciliation: How might Indigenous Ways of Knowing, Ways of Being, and Ways of Doing help us to decolonize our research and teaching and contribute to reconciliation?

Joshua Hill, PhD

Mount Royal University

Research has the potential to contribute to decolonization (Smith, 1999) and reconciliation (Wilson & Hughes, 2019) however complexities exist and it is vital that we engage in this work in good ways. In this workshop we will work together, inspired by Indigenous ways of doing, and you will be invited to bring, co-develop, voice, and pursue your own learning intentions during our time together and beyond. We will draw on a Medicine Wheel protocol to support us to reflect on our own positionalities, consider how our past experiences influence us, look ahead to where we are going, and identify our roles and responsibilities in this work. I (Josh) will share stories from my journey of seeking to engage in SoTL research from an Indigenist approach and reflect on how Indigenous ontology, epistemology, and axiology (or Ways of Knowing, Ways of Being, and Ways of Doing; Martin & Mirraboopa, 2003) is informing my emerging research practice. I aim to create an ethical space for us to think deeply together about how we as individuals and as a community of scholars might engage in SoTL as reconciliation.


Workshop #2

1:30PM - 4:30PM
Thursday, November 10, 2022

I have qualitative data, now what? An introduction for empirical qualitative researchers

Karen Manarin, PhD

Mount Royal University

This half-day workshop introduces novice qualitative researchers to common empirical approaches to data analysis and coding. In particular, we will explore some of the differences between content analysis and empirical thematic analysis. Participants will practice coding (or labelling) data.


Workshop #3

1:30PM - 4:30PM
Thursday, November 10, 2022

Student-faculty partnerships in SoTL: Exploring practice through simulation and role play

Cherie Woolmer, PhD

Mount Royal University

Sara Reena

Mount Royal University

Odd Rune Stalheim

Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences

Working with students as partners in SoTL provides an exciting opportunity to shift from a mode of researching on students to researching with them. The purpose of working in partnership with​ students is to share responsibility and develop shared ownership of the research, from inception to dissemination. However, the process of working in partnership can sometimes feel a little uncertain (or even daunting) for faculty and students. The stakes can feel high when working in partnership and the opportunities to try, fail, and try again can feel limited.

This workshop provides an opportunity to learn more about the process of working as student and faculty partners in SoTL. Drawing on scenarios developed Woolmer et al., (forthcoming), the workshop facilitators will use role plays as a way to explore different events within the research process (for example, first meetings, data analysis, writing for publication). This highly interactive workshop will give participants the opportunity to explore and practice what t feels like to set up and work through student-faculty partnerships in SoTL and to apply this to heir own practice. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend this session.