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ERIC Number: EJ902791
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0888-210X
Appreciative Inquiry and Student Affairs: A Positive Approach to Change
Lehner, Rachelle; Hight, Donna L.
College Student Affairs Journal, v25 n2 p141-151 Spr 2006
Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is an organization development (OD) philosophy that utilizes and builds on past successes, using these as positive momentum for future change. AI provides student affairs with an alternative and generative approach to improving their organizations' processes and culture. As student affairs professionals look to the future of their organizations, this paper provides an overview of AI as an important methodology to help with change and chronicles the experiences of a student affairs unit that is engaged in AI activities to alter their workplace culture. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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