Earlier this year, President Brodhead signed the Campus Compact 30th Anniversary Action Statement, committing Duke University to develop a Civic Action Plan by March 2017. As a member of Campus Compact, Duke is part of a national coalition of nearly 1,100 colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education. In recent months, over 100 people from across campus and in the community have participated in sessions to identify priorities to strengthen civic engagement. Priorities organized into thematic areas including: community partnerships, ethics in civic engagement, faculty and staff participation, equity and justice and connecting civic engagement efforts. In March 2017, Provost Kornbluth and President Brodhead approved the Duke Civic Action Plan.
July 29 – Oct. 11 Civic Action Planning sessions for students, faculty, staff and community partners
Oct. 21 – Nov. 2 Ideas into Action sessions for students, faculty, staff and community partners
December Consulting with stakeholders to explore strategies
January Drafting plan and requesting feedback from stakeholders
February Revise and finalize plan
March Approved by Provost and President
April Reviewed by President-elect Vincent Price’s team
May Submit to Campus Compact
June Begin implementation
In October 2015, the university published a comprehensive report on civic activities on campus during the 2013-2014 academic year. Civic Engagement at Duke: A Survey of Campus Programs, Initiatives, and Activities (2013-2014) examines the activities themselves, as well as their impact on various populations.
Read the full report.