Advice from the Experts: Creating Open Resources in Relationship Science

TitleAdvice from the Experts: Creating Open Resources in Relationship Science
Duration2 Year
Project Summary

Personal relationships, be it parent-child, friendship or romantic, are an integral part of our lives. Relationships are associated with physical and mental health (Umberson & Montez, 2010), as well as career success (Thomas, Liu & Umberson, 2017). Stakeholder feedback on our current curriculum indicates a strong need for crisis and life skills capacities. Employers are looking for graduates with an understanding of real-world situations and problems. The goal of this project is to conduct video interviews with experts in fields related to relationship science and develop a series of open resources that highlight key theoretical developments, empirical findings and their application in everyday relational situations. These resources would be the first step in creating open course modules and an open course and would link students to the academic/professional behind the information they are learning, in addition to making this expertise openly available to UBC (students and faculty) and beyond.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2022/2023
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorSilvia Bartolic
Year 1: Funded Amount15,283
Year 1: Team Members

Silvia Bartolic, Associate Professor of Teaching, Sociology, Faculty of Arts
Kathy Greaves, Lecturer, Sociology, Faculty of Arts
Oral Robinson, Lecturer, Sociology, Faculty of Arts
Anna Dawczyk, Lecturer, Sociology, Faculty of Arts

Year 1: TLEF ShowcaseYear 1: TLEF Showcase