Office of Appreciative Education

Office of Appreciative Education

The Office of Appreciative Education (OAE) manages and develops Appreciative Education initiatives, offerings, news and resources. Jennifer L. Bloom, Ed.D., co-founded the Appreciative Advising and Appreciative Education movements. Amanda Propst Cuevas, Ph.D., works as the Director of the Office of Appreciative Education to support and expand Appreciative Education initiatives.

What is Appreciative Education?

In Appreciative Education, we say it’s all about the STUDENT…because if we’re not making decisions with our student’s best interest in mind, what are we doing?

Appreciative Education is an organizational and individual framework for creating a culture with high standards that embraces ongoing learning, change and improvement. It provides an intentional and positive approach to bettering educational enterprises by focusing on the strengths and potential of individuals and organizations to accomplish their co-created goals.

Beneath the Appreciative Education umbrella are a host of theory-to-practice frameworks designed to optimize organizational and individual performances, including Appreciative Advising, Appreciative College Instruction, and much more.

Appreciative Education is a framework for delivering high-quality education on both an individual and an organizational level. It provides an intentional and positive approach to bettering educational enterprises by focusing on the strengths and potential of individuals and organizations to accomplish co-created goals.

Bloom, J. L., Hutson, B. L., He, Y, & Konkle, E. (2013, Fall).
Appreciative education. New Directions in Student Services, 141, p. 5-6.

Vision Statement

Appreciative Education becomes THE theory-to-practice framework for leading innovative educational institutions.

Mission Statement

Utilizing Appreciative Inquiry, Appreciative Advising, and other positive psychology and change methodologies, the Office of Appreciative Education provides educational institutions and their representatives the resources and support necessary to unleash and realize the full potential of their organizations, employees and students.

Appreciative Education applies the Appreciative Advising framework to organizational contexts.