Joan Clifford to Chair NC Campus Compact Advisory Council!

Friday, May 18, 2018
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We are excited to announce that Joan Clifford, Faculty Consultant and Director of Community-Based Language Initiatives, has accepted a nomination to serve as Chair of the North Carolina Campus Compact’s advisory council. North Carolina Campus Compact is a collaborative network of 37 colleges and universities committed to educating students for civic and social responsibility, partnering with communities for positive change, and strengthening democracy.  

From 2018-2020, Joan will be providing guidance, support, and advice to North Carolina Campus Compact  staff to improve the reach and effectiveness of programming and services. 

Joan came to Duke in 2001 and has been central to service-learning at Duke ever since. She’s been involved with civic engagement and service-learning as both a professor and, since 2013, as a consultant for other faculty working in multiple disciplines in service-learning. In her role as director of the Community Based Language Initiative she supports language faculty in generating collaborative and ethical relationships with world language speakers living locally and consults on design of curriculum and reflections.

“Joan has deep experience and knowledge about civic engagement. Through her work as a service-learning practitioner and scholar, she’s led research projects on civic engagement, advised faculty across disciplines at Duke, created community partnerships and led co-curricular immersive experiences. Her rare combination of skilled practitioner and thought leader will be a great asset to the advisory council and we’re very excited for her new role with North Carolina Campus Compact,” says Dane Emmerling, Associate Director of Duke Service-Learning.