Faculty and Community-Engaged Learning
Faculty at Duquesne use community-engaged learning (sometimes called service-learning) in their teaching for diverse reasons. You may be looking for a way to help your students appreciate the social relevance of your discipline through praxis. Or, you might be looking to express your own civic-mindedness in your teaching and/or research. Perhaps you value pedagogy that brings to life the social justice mission of Duquesne. Whatever your motivation, you will find valuable information within these pages.
Community-engaged learning is a teaching method that combines academic instruction, community engagement, and critically reflective thinking to promote student learning and civic responsibility. Research on the impact of forms of community-engaged learning,such as service-learning have found that service-learning improves student learning, and contributes to student personal and social development (Hurd, 2006). To realize these benefits and improve their own teaching, faculty often integrate community engagement.
Duquesne's community-engaged learning program is supported by the Center for CETR, which is within the division of academic affairs and is guided by the advisory committee. The Center offers a number of resources and services to assist with Course Design, Community Partnership Development, and Faculty Development.
We welcome your inquiries (staff listing and contact information) and visits! The Center for Community-Engaged Teaching and Research (CCETR) is open Monday through Friday 8:30a.m. - 4:30p.m. Get directions.