Service-Learning Faculty Community

A primary goal of Duke Service-Learning is to provide support to faculty members seeking to integrate service-learning and community engagement into their academic objectives. We offer:

  • Consultations: for course & syllabus design, community partnerships identification and relationship development, critical reflection, assessment, and presentations to your class about service-learning. Contact us to arrange a meeting with one of our faculty consultants.
  • Receive financial support: Course enhancement funds are available in conjunction with new requests for the SL label, while applications for supplemental funds are accepted on an ongoing basis.
  • Apply for service-learning assistants (SLAs): SLAs assist service-learning faculty with community partner placements, student reflection, and other tasks. Faculty are invited to apply for SLAs each semester.
  • Apply to be a Service-Learning Faculty Fellow: The Fellows program is a learning community in which new and experienced service-learning practitioners deepen their knowledge, practice, partnerships, and sense of community.
  • Utilize practical and theoretical resources for your class: Our curated list of resources can help you deepen your theoretical understanding of service-learning, overcome practical challenges in your course, and be aware of transportation options.