Webinar: Dissertation Dish: On Becoming a People’s College: An Appreciative Inquiry – Oct 11

Posted by LEAD California on September 13, 2022

The Dissertation Dish is a collaboration between the International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE), Imagining America, and LEAD California (formerly California Campus Compact). Dissertation Dish webinars are meant for all audiences, from seasoned scholars to practitioners to graduate students, as well as journal editors or conference organizers seeking scholars to present the most current and innovative research.  Dissertation Dish will highlight quality emerging research in the field of service learning and community engagement by providing a platform for recent doctoral degree recipients to share their work more broadly. We invite you to join us!

Abstract: Community colleges play a significant role in the higher education landscape. Open access missions and diverse student bodies are often used to indicate that community colleges are democratizing higher education. This study begins with broad questions about what it means to do the work of democracy at a community college. De Anza College in Cupertino, California was selected as the research site for its rich history and national reputation for equity and civic engagement. Appreciative Inquiry was deemed an ideal method to both illuminate the complexity of and advance the work of equity, democracy, and justice at De Anza College in Cupertino, California. The findings are disseminated in a multiple article format dissertation.

Date and Time: October 11, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM PDT

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