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Appreciative Inquiry as a Process for Democratic Cocurricular Partnership Development

Dandoy, Justin P. (2020) Appreciative Inquiry as a Process for Democratic Cocurricular Partnership Development. In: Community Engaged Scholarship Forum, March 3, 2020, William Pitt Union.

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Much of the research and practice surrounding the actualization of democratic orientations of civic and community engagement—as well as reciprocity in program and partnership development, a key component of the appreciative inquiry framework—focuses on the curricular experience, with the key campus stakeholders being faculty and students. Although this is where the research and practice are most robust, many civic and community engagement programs facilitated by institutions of higher education, such as alternative breaks, federally funded service programs (AmeriCorps, the Bonner Program) volunteerism, community service, and philanthropic activities are embedded in the cocurricular experience of students, and often facilitated by nonfaculty community engagement professionals. If there is not an intentional way to translate democratic processes to the cocurricular space, institutions of higher education will be falling short of their intention to institutionalize a democratic approach. Without democratic processes within the cocurricular space, colleges and universities that situate all or some of their community engagement work in student affairs or other nonacademic units may be left behind as they try to contribute to this shifting dynamic.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Dandoy, Justin P.0000-0003-0947-5101
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Office of Community and Governmental Relations
Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Office of the Provost
Date: 3 March 2020
Date Type: Completion
Event Title: Community Engaged Scholarship Forum
Event Dates: March 3, 2020
Event Type: Conference
Refereed: Yes
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Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2021 20:23
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2021 20:23


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