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Program Evaluation of the Alternative Break Pre-Curriculum with the Office of PittServes

McKeehen, Misti (2019) Program Evaluation of the Alternative Break Pre-Curriculum with the Office of PittServes. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Universities often offer students the experience to conduct community service during their academic breaks, creating Alternative Break programs. The University of Pittsburgh created a pre-trip training and team building curriculum to engage students prior to their service with communities of focus in 2018. In previous versions of the program, it was made evident that there were levels of under preparedness from the students that could adversely impact the communities, the relationships of the university, and the student’s own experience. This program evaluation takes into consideration the best practices stated in literature, many of which are presented by the Break Away nonprofit organization, for comparison of the student’s self-reported learning and the staff and community partner’s perceived levels of student preparation.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
McKeehen, Mistimisti@pitt.edumisti
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairFerketish, B.
Committee MemberBonner, Kenyon
Date: 25 September 2019
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 30 May 2019
Approval Date: 25 September 2019
Submission Date: 4 September 2019
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 195
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Education > Administrative and Policy Studies
Degree: EdD - Doctor of Education
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: alternative break
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2019 15:21
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2019 15:21


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