Thursday, February 28, 2013

Prison Pedagogy Study

Hi folks! PCARE's very own Susannah Bannon of Texas State University-San Marcos is currently collecting data for a project on the experiences of college educators who have taught in a correctional setting. If you fit that bill, please consider completing her online survey:

Greetings, fellow educator!

You are invited to participate in a 10-minute online research study examining teachers’ experiences working with students in correctional institutions, and students on college campuses.

I hope to recruit 100 teachers who at some point during their careers have been (paid) instructors of record for at least one class at a correctional facility, and one class on a college campus.  You do not need to be currently working in both settings to participate

Participants are asked to complete a short online survey; no identifying information is requested so responses will be totally anonymous.  The survey items are all strictly related to general teaching experiences, and do not ask about any specific location, company, or school.

Findings from this study will contribute to the understanding of correctional education, and the factors contributing to job satisfaction and motivation of those who work in that field. 

To participate in the anonymous and confidential survey just copy and paste this link to your browser’s address bar: 

This survey is a study by Susannah Bannon from the Texas State University Department of Communication Studies and is supervised by Melinda Villagran, PhD.  For more information, please contact Susannah by email:  The Texas State University-San Marcos Institutional Review Board (EXP2013Z2155) has approved this study.

Your participation is greatly appreciated!!


Susannah Bannon
Graduate Instructional Assistant
Texas State University – San Marcos
Office:  CENT 314