Envisioning Scholar-Practitioner Collaborations

Communities of Practice in Education and Sport

Edited by:
Derek Van Rheenen Ph.D, University of California Berkeley
Jean Marie DeOrnellas, University of Minnesota

A volume in the series: Research Focus on Education and Sport. Editor(s): Derek Van Rheenen, University of California Berkeley.

In Press 2017

Envisioning Scholar-Practitioner Collaborations: Building Communities of Practice in Education and Sport presents a collection of case studies of collaborations between scholars and practitioners dedicated to both the generation of new knowledge and innovative best practices at the nexus of education and sport. This inaugural text in a series sponsored by the Research Focus on Education and Sport Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association seeks to reveal a number of educational spaces in which this critical work takes place.

The volume, comprising ten unique collaborations, outlines the important intellectual and social work of scholar-practitioners at the intersection of institutional sport and education at a variety of sites, both in school and in non-school settings. Each of these chapters has a unique set of research questions, programmatic goals and findings. For the purpose of this book, however, contributors have described the nature of their collaborations—for whom and by whom these collaborations are forged—such that the “findings” are presented as lessons learned from the process of collaboration. This book reveals educational spaces where scholars and practitioners are collaborating and generating new understandings of the world we know. We characterize this effort as mutually beneficial and respectful, engendering a vision of hope, exploration and educational transformation.

CONTENTS
Preface, Derek Van Rheenen and Jean Marie DeOrnellas. Introduction: Scholar-Practitioner Collaborations as Communities of Practice, Derek Van Rheenen and Jean Marie DeOrnellas. PART I: A Winning Team: Scholar-Practitioner Partnerships in Sport for Development, Tom Keyte, Meredith A. Whitley, Ben Farai Sanders, Lana Rolfe, Matthew Mattila, Richard Christopher Pavlick, and Heather Louise Baillie Ridout. TEAMS (Teaching Excellence Achievement and Motivation Through Sport): Case Study of a University-Community Collaboration, Jan Sokol-Katz, Lorrie Basinger-Fleischman, Jomills Henry Braddock II, and Marvin P. Dawkins. Goalball as Engaged Scholarship, Derek Van Rheenen, Jean Marie DeOrnellas, Jonathan Newman, Rick Smith, Jessica N. Adams, Matt Grigorieff, and William T. Wyatt. Taking Academic Flight: Scholar-Baller Partnerships and Educational Achievement, C. Keith Harrison, Reggie Saunders, Troy Vincent, Laurel Traynowicz, Jean Boyd, and Cliff Parks. PART II: Collaboration Between Academics and Athletic Department Professionals: The Career Transition Scorecard as an Instructive Model, Eddie Comeaux. Proactive Program Improvement: Incorporating Assessment Into Student-Athlete Academic Support Services, Tony Mirabelli and Kirsten Hextrum. And the Twain Shall Meet: University of Miami Doctoral Student and Athletics Administrator Open Door to Unlikely Collaboration, Felecia Theune and Shirelle Jackson. Development of a Comprehensive Student-Athlete Engagement Program: The Warhawk Leadership Academy, Kristina Navarro and Justin Mistretta. Education and Athletics: A Case of Research Collaboration at Kansas State University, Lisa M. Rubin, Ian J. Connole, and Cori L. Pinkett. A Case Study of the University of Tulsa’s S.H.A.P.E. (Student Health, Athletic Performance, and Education) Project, Danielle C. Zanotti, Christina M. Carter, Kathleen C. Strunk, and Lisa DeMarni Cromer. Conclusion, Derek Van Rheenen and Jean Marie DeOrnellas. About the Authors.