Studio participants shared “artifacts” that shaped their identities as readers and writers. The Duke-Durham Writes Studio, funded by the Office of Civic Engagement for the 2013-2014 school year, is notable not only for its initial success in using Duke student, staff, and faculty research to contribute to community educational outcomes, but also for its commitment to […]
As the DOCE begins its new initiative to identify and support scholarly engagement in Durham, we have participated in a number of conversations such as last week’s Connecting Communities panel. Even in these initial discussions, a few facts have become clear. For one, the Duke community is already engaging in Durham in many ways – […]
This past Tuesday, DOCE Director Megan Granda participated in a panel, hosted by Duke Student Government (DSG) and the University Center Activities and Events (UCAE), called “Connecting Communities.” The panel focused on the ways Duke students can connect with the Durham community. The panel was hosted by Orin Starn, Chair and Professor of Cultural Anthropology […]
Recently, the DOCE started a new film series, “Civic Lives at Duke,” highlighting the ways students, faculty, staff, and alumni practice civic engagement at Duke and in the larger community. So far we’ve conducted 9 interviews with 10 engaged Duke community members, and there are more coming soon. The first video, featuring staff member Pat […]
Last weekend, 22 Duke students, along with DOCE Director Megan Granda and Civic Engagement Fellow Liz Holden, traveled to Arizona State University for the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) annual meeting. The participating students were selected through a competitive process in which they proposed “Commitments to Action,” or innovative solutions to some of […]
North Carolina NAACP President Rev. Dr. William Barber II, along with six Duke community members, were recently awarded the Samuel DuBois Cook Award. The award honors those who have carried out the legacy of Cook, Duke’s first African-American professor, through distinguished service to the community. Read more.
Sam Miglarese, Director of Community Engagement for Duke’s Office of Durham and Regional Affairs, served as a member of the Planning Team for the North Carolina Campus Compact 2014 Civic Engagement Institute, held at UNC Wilmington on February 4. After the conference, he shared some reflections: Our campuses all want to be “engaged” within the […]
We seek to provide ongoing learning opportunities and resources that reflect best practices in ethical civic engagement. From preparation to reflection, we hope to support staff, faculty and students who are working in the community to do good work well.
We seek to support formal and informal networks among the many civic engagement initiatives across the university. We hope to share ideas and resources with enhanced coordination and collaboration.