Service-Learning Faculty Scholars are experienced service-learning practitioners who join our team for a period of two years as consultants and mentors, and who complete a scholarly project.
Service-Learning Faculty Scholars:
- Are invested in service-learning and other community-engaged pedagogies and have taught at least one course with the service-learning label
- Are interested in pursuing scholarship that will advance service-learning and civic engagement—or community-engaged public scholarship—and in contributing to the literature and national dialogue on these topics
- Understand the mission and goals of Duke Service-Learning and are interested in working closely and collaboratively with our office
- Have experience developing relationships and collaborating with other faculty members across disciplinary boundaries
- Respect community partners and students as collaborators and co-generators of knowledge
Faculty Scholars' Responsibilities
Scholars attend monthly Service-Learning team meetings and participate in:
- Identify, support, and mentor faculty members across the university who are interested in community-engaged pedagogies.
- Consult with faculty currently practicing community-engaged pedagogies as needed
- Assist in the design and delivery of faculty development opportunities
- Participate in the review of proposals for service-learning courses and funds
- Design, implement, and submit for presentation or publication a project that does ONE of the following:
- Promotes the scholarship of service-learning or community-engaged teaching and learning
- Exemplifies community-engaged public scholarship within his/her own discipline
- Represent Duke Service-Learning at other campus initiatives and events
- Promote community-engaged pedagogy, the community as a site of knowledge, and the community as co-learners
In exchange for their contributions, Service-Learning Faculty Scholars receive a summer supplement payment, and funding for expenses related to research and conference travel.
Specific terms of appointment, compensation package, and responsibilities are agreed upon via a Memorandum of Understanding when a Scholar is selected.