Insights from Using Appreciative Inquiry in a Course Evaluation

20 Minute Research Presentation


Meghan Allen – Dept of Computer Science and Vantage College, UBC Vancouver
Jessica Dawson – Dept of Computer Science, UBC Vancouver
Steve Wolfman – Dept of Computer Science, UBC Vancouver


We will describe our use of Appreciative Inquiry, a positively-framed, participatory methodology that focuses on driving change, as a key piece of a course evaluation project. We will present the overall course evaluation plan, explain how using Appreciative Inquiry provided a unique lens for evaluation, and share our preliminary findings.