Transforming departmental culture: Empowering a department through appreciative inquiry

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This article outlines an appreciative inquiry (AI) into a departmental professional development process and describes the resulting implementation of an appreciative peer evaluation meeting as one part of the new professional development process. Using AI, a departmental faculty development committee sought to re-envision the professional development process. Also, the authors discuss how using AI can result in positive impacts for culture change and how the model for peer evaluation can promote both individual and collective development of faculty.

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faculty development, appreciative inquiry, professional development

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Oxendine, S. D. & Robinson, K. K. & Parker, M. A., (2022) “Transforming departmental culture: Empowering a department through appreciative inquiry”, To Improve the Academy: A Journal of Educational Development 41(2): 7. doi: https://doi.org/10.3998/tia.594

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Symphony D. Oxendine orcid logo (University of North Carolina Wilmington)
Kerry K. Robinson orcid logo (University of North Carolina Wilmington)
Michele A. Parker orcid logo (University of North Carolina Wilmington)

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