Fall 9-21-2016



Degree Name


Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair

Laura Halldin

Secondary Advisor/Reader One

Gaith Hijazin

Peer-Reviewer/Reader Two

Beth Spencewood


The research question addressed in this study was, how does changing a higher education social justice focused alternative break program from staff led to student led affect the capacity and quality of the program? The primary intervention that was employed was through integrating a student led executive board into an alternative break program. The author used an action research approach and studied the program they oversaw professionally. She used a survey, interviews, and program data to examine the result of adding an student led executive board. She found great success in making this transition. There was both an increase in the quality and the capacity of the program.

Research Methodology

Action Research, Interview, Surve

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