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Antioch Program Resource Tabs -- Resources available through the University or Primary GSLC Materials
Brittany Motley (2021) Higher Education's Immunity to Change: Understanding How Leaders Make Meaning of Their Student Success Landscape
Action research using Immunity to Change with two co-researchers to help identify a problem in practice as it relates to equity gaps in student success -- groups of stakeholders completed modified ITC mapping and results wee used to develop a plan of action.
Kristina Van Winkle (2021) Educating for Global Competence: Co-Constructing Outcomes in the Field: An Action Research Project
Action research sought to identify adaptive challenges educators face integrating globally competent teaching practices into curricula with six educators engaged in three-phase (focus group, reflective journaling, and exit interview) model building project using thematic analysis.
Angela Quitadamo (2020) Social-Emotional Climate in the Community College Classroom: An Action Research Study Investigating the Impact of Real-Time Student Feedback to Instructors
Action Research with thematic analysis explored ways that social-emotional community college student needs could be met in the classroom -- conducted with an inquiry group comprised of the researcher and instructors that met over the course of a semester to discuss student feedback and possible real-time changes.
Meridithe Mendelsohn (2016) Leading by Design: Physicians in Training and Leadership Awareness
Action Research explored how chief medical and surgical residents develop leadership awareness and experience training in leadership through a collaborative process, with data collected through interviews.
Ruta Shah-Gordon (2016) Intercultural Competence Development through Civic Engagement
Comparative and action research study examined effect of experiential learning and diversity training on student growth in intercultural sensitivity -- quantitative data collected through standard indexes and action research based on collective thinking of students engaged in an intervention.
Rodney Grist (2015) Ethnodrama as a Path to Teacher Euphoria: How Might Ethnodrama Influence Teachers' Perceptions of Themselves and Promote Teacher Euphoria?
Action research study using multiple methods, both qualitative and quantitative, explored the potential of ethnodrama to positively impact the burnout experiences of urban public secondary teachers.
Winston H. Maddox (2015) Adapting to Virtual Learning Environment
Participatory action research examined the experience of faculty transitioning from teaching in a traditional classroom to a virtual learning environment, with reflections on changes in pedagogical practice, with data collected through interviews, group videos and participant journaling.
Wayne Hartz (2014) 21st-Century U.S. Safety Professional Educational Standards: Establishing Minimum Baccalaureate Graduate Learning Outcomes for Emerging Occupational Health and Safety Professionals
Action research study sought to define minimum occupational health and safety competencies for college degree -- data first collected through a broadly distributed survey and a task force of experts engaged in action research modified nominal group technique to distill portfolio examples to themes and learning outcomes.
Kara Malenfant (2011) Understanding Faculty Perceptions of the Future: Action Research for Academic Librarians
Action research study with multiple data collection methods (survey, focus group, and group collaboration) built on a report about the perception of academic librarians' view of the future of the role of library services in higher education.
Sean J. Creighton (2006) Community Partner Indicators of Engagement: An Action Research Study on Campus-Community Partnership
Action research developed common indicators of engagement for civic initiatives between institutions of higher education and their community organization partners -- data collected through interviews and conferences that provided an opportunity for dialogue resulting in a shared understanding and identification of differences.
Graylyn Swilley-Woods (2021) Glocalizing Community Heritage Tourism in Two African American Communities in Miami
Action research using a scholar activist collaborative approach with dialogues, interviews, and focus groups with key relevant stakeholders explored better knowledge of heritage tourism and growth or hindrance to development of tourism-related initiatives in two African American communities.
Tera Lynn McIntosh (2012) Show and Tell: Using Restorative Practices and Asset Based Community Development to Address Issues of Safety and Violence
Action research study explored how restorative practices could help increase the social fabric within communities to help solve complex community problems -- conducted intentional gatherings using a study circle framework, with interviews, observations, and mapping documents.
Harry Alston (2011) Urban League of Central Carolinas – Civil Rights Organizations in a New Era: An Action Research Study of One Organization’s Pursuit of New Strategies
Participatory action research explored through interviews what leadership approaches and operational strategies civil rights organizations, such as local Urban Leagues, should undertake in the post civil-rights era.
Sarah Hippensteel Hall (2010) Citizen Professionals: The Effective Practices of Experts Helping Community Organizations
Participatory action research examined the role of citizen professionals when helping a citizen group, such as a watershed organization, can continue to increase citizen participation and empowerment in community organizations -- data were collected through a review of the organization's documents and focus group interviews with organization members.
Jill Jacoby (2009) Art, Water, and Circles: In What Ways Do Study Circles Empower Artists to Become Community Leaders around Water Issues
Action research study explored the use of interviews and study circles as a means of engaging artists in dialogue with their peers about water issues to empower artists to become community leaders. .
Elaine Cole (2007) A Community-Based Social Marketing Campaign to Green the Offices at Pacific University: Recycling, Paper Reduction, and Environmentally Preferable Purchasing
Action research with descriptive and comparative analysis --data collected from pre- and post surveys, recycling and waste characterization, and administrative data focused on a community-based social marketing Greening Pacific campaign.
Leah Michelle Burton (2021) Influencing Capitalist Attitudes to Drive More Capital Towards Social Good
Action research using general systems theory to understand how to influence capitalist attitudes and drive more capital towards social good -- engaged a group of venture capitalists and finance professionals in dialogue activities.
Amy Huntereece (2021) Shifting Paradigms: Using Action Research to Redefine Engagement in Faith Formation in Unitarian Universalism
Action research focused through interviews and focus groups on the case of a Unitarian Universalist church to address the question of how professionals more effectively engage families in faith formation opportunities.
Yolande Aileen Ifalami Devoe (2020) In Pictures and Words: A Womanist Answer to Addressing the Lived Experience of African American Women and Their Bodies—A Gumbo of Liberation and Healing
Participatory action research study addresses what influence interlocking oppressive forces (race, gender, age, sexual orientation, and class) have on the way African American women live and view their bodies -- data collected through participant chronicles, interviews, and photographs.
Carolyn Goings (2016) Racial Integration in One Cumberland Presbyterian Congregation: Intentionality and Reflection in Small Group
Participatory action research, with data from observations, interviews, racially integrated events, reflection sessions, and participant journaling, this study explored ways to improve racial integration and race relations in Christian congregations.
Michael Valentine (2016) Influencing Behavior During Planned Culture Change: A Participatory Action Research Case Study
Action research within a case study of a global for-profit, advertising firm sought to understand through a multi-phase study with both narrative and quantitative analyses how leaders and individuals perceive and act on the need to change behavior in a change effort, with focus on managing the negative impact of implicit bias.
Froswa' Booker-Drew (2014) From Bonding to Bridging: Using the Immunity to Change (ITC) Process to Build Social Capital and Create Change
An action research study based on Kegan & Lahey's 2009 Immunity to Change (ITC) process to discover whether the process would create bridging social capital and individual change. Data collection included group meetings, reading, discussions and completion of individual ITC maps.
Chip Espinoza (2012) Millennial Integration: Challenges Millennials Face in the Workplace and What They Can Do About Them
Participatory action research used large group focus groups, a survey, and interviews to identify the challenges Millennials experience while trying to integrate into organizations and the skills that will help them make successful transitions into the workforce.
Kathleen Roberts (2011) The Meaning Making That Leads to Social Entrepreneurial Action
Developmental action research explored through interviews, the Leadership Development Profile, a sentence completion text, and researcher notes the meaning making that leads to social entrepreneurial action.
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