Date of Award

2021

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Nonprofit Studies

Abstract

This research paper will focus on student engagement programs associated with collegiate performing arts centers and art programs and how these programs engage and support students prior to and during the Covid-19 pandemic. It will look at the ways arts administrators identify and evaluate the barriers and motivations related to participation within arts programming. Lastly, this research will explore the ways in which these programs have adapted to the pandemic and how these innovations and adaptations might continue, post-pandemic, in order to better support faculty, staff, and students. Data was gathered through interviews with six student engagement professionals who work at American colleges and universities. This study reports the findings, looks at the implications, and provides recommendations gathered through the interview with arts administrators.

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