Higher Education Research Group (HERG) Events

A list of Higher Education Research Group Seminars can be found HERE.

Upcoming HERG Events

October 16th, 2017
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
PCOH 2012

Researching Work/Family Issues in Academia: Pushing the Boundaries
Dr. Margaret Sallee, Associate Professor of Higher Education at the University at Buffalo

The past two decades have seen a rise in a focus on work/family scholarship for faculty in the academy. While research has documented the challenges that men and women face navigating their personal and professional lives, much scholarship tends to rely on the same theoretical frameworks: ideal worker norms and Joan Acker’s (1990) influential work on gendered organizations, which ultimately leads to the replication of findings. In this talk, I will review the ways in which theory has been used in past scholarship and suggest some possible avenues for expansion. I conclude by providing a brief overview of a study on the experiences of commuting couples (or academics who live apart for work-related reasons) that employs a theory of motivation as a theoretical guide.