What is Community-Engaged Scholarship?
Community-engaged scholarship involves partnerships between the community and university addressing issues of shared importance and demonstrating mutual benefit. These partnerships co-create knowledge by employing expertise and resources in a range of scholarly activities, including teaching, research and engagement.
What is the Community-Engaged Scholarship Collaborative?
The Community-Engaged Scholarship Collaborative aims to continue cultivating a community of practice among faculty, students, staff and community partners by bringing together, working with and building on many existing initiatives and sources of support for engagement at Duke University.
Who We Are.
The Community-Engaged Scholarship Collaborative builds upon Duke’s Engaged Scholar Network organized in 2018 by Dr. Jennifer Ahern-Dodson, who served as a North Carolina Campus Compact Engaged Faculty Scholar. The Network was a collaboration with Duke Service-Learning, Duke Faculty Write Program, Forum for Scholars and Publics and Duke Civic Engagement to bring together scholars and partners to share engaged scholarship endeavors including lessons learned, challenges faced and next steps in their work together.
What We Do.
The Collaborative provides space to learn, share and actively apply concepts and insights reflecting best practices for community-engaged scholarship. To those ends, we provide both project funding and a range of developmental offerings intended to build and deepen the knowledge and practice of engaged scholarship. The Collaborative is open to all, from those with emerging interests in community-based collaborations to those with substantial experience in partnering with communities in engaged endeavors.
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From the Archives
Spring 2022 Community-Engaged Scholars Writing Retreat
Learn about the writing retreat on March 18th, 2022, hosted by the Community-Engaged Scholarship Collaborative.
Reclaiming and Restoring a Black Burial Ground in Durham
Duke has a part in helping tell the stories of Geer Cemetery, which was established in 1877 by African Americans born enslaved.