Service-Learning Faculty Scholars

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:

Faculty Development
  • 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:
  1. Promotes the scholarship of service-learning or community-engaged teaching and learning
  2. Exemplifies community-engaged public scholarship within his/her own discipline
University Leadership
  • 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.