Resources for Responsible and Ethical Community Engagement
This resource document was developed by a working group of 10-15 Duke staff members affiliated with programs that connect students to the community. The working group was born out of a “Retreat for Understanding Students’ Engaged Experiences,” a now-annual grassroots effort organized by the Academic Advising Center, Duke Service-Learning and the Duke Office of Civic Engagement and attended by 50-75 staff and faculty in dozens of offices.
Duke Policies and Procedures
Below are some essential Duke policies for engaging in the community. Remember that community partners may have their own waivers, trainings and policies by which you must abide. Be sure to do your research ahead of time and ask questions when in doubt.
National Networks and Organizations
A national coalition of 1,000+ colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education.
A nonprofit membership organization that promotes health equity and social justice through partnerships between communities and academic institutions.
A network which works to advance civic engagement and engaged scholarship among research universities and to create resources and models for use across higher education.
A national association concerned with the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education.
A consortium of over 100 colleges, universities, and cultural organizations dedicated to strengthening the public roles of arts, humanities, and design fields through research and action initiatives, coalition building, and leadership development.
A center housed at the Tisch College of Civic Life which conducts research on the civic and political engagement of young Americans.