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CETR Events and Forums

The Center for Community-Engaged Teaching and Research is in the process of planning our faculty events and forums for the upcoming 2018-2019 academic year. For further information, call 412.396.5893 or email cetr@duq.edu

Past events from the 2017-2018 academic year:

New Faculty Orientation 
Monday, August 14th from 10:00am to 10:50am, Mellon Patio 
  • Take the quiz! Create an individualized profile of your public engagement preferences and learn what opportunities can support your interest
  • Join the Community-Engaged Teaching and Research email list 
  • Sign up for the Campus to Community Excursion to the Hill District 
  • Find out about the University's model of Community-Engaged Learning
Campus to Community Excursion
Thursday, October 12th from 2:00pm to 5:00pm, Hill District

For faculty within their first three years at Duquesne, we will offer a tour of the Hill District led by Terri Baltimore the Director of Neighborhood Engagement, Hill House Association and CETR Community Fellow.  Terri will be coordinating stops for faculty to learn about innovative programs and services found within our local community.

IRB Considerations for Conducting Research with Students and Community Members as Respondents
Co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence and the Institutional Review Board
Facilitator: David Delmonico, Chair, Institutional Review Board with faculty panelists, Jeryl Benson (Occupational Therapy) and Darius Prier (Education)

Tuesday, October 17th from 3:00pm to 4:15pm, Student Union 109

Increasingly, Duquesne faculty are engaging in rich research involving their students and community members as respondents. This workshop will address Duquesne University Institutional Review Board requirements specific to the scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL) and to community-engaged research. The IRB chair will outline the principles and steps involved in submitting a successful IRB protocol.  Faculty panelists will describe specific IRB submission and consent processes related to research they are conducting.  


Fall Brown Bag Workshop: Critical Reflections: What's the Big DEAL?
Dr. Sarah Woodley, Gaultier Community-Engaged Teaching Fellow
Wednesday, November 8th from 12:00pm to 1:00pm, Room 119 Student Union

Collecting direct evidence for learning in community-engaged learning courses can be challenging. With this workshop based on the DEAL (Describe, Examine, and Articulate Learning) model for critical reflection, participants will discuss how to structure and evaluate critical reflections in a way to stimulate and assess learning resulting from community-engagement.

This workshop will be an excellent springboard for faculty who would like to propose a class for the Foundational Community-Engaged Learning (FCEL) course designation.  

Monthly Journal Club 
Wednesday, April 25th from 1:30pm - 2:30pm, CETR Conference Room with Dr. Susan Goldberg and Dr. Lori Koelsch

The CETR journal club intends to be a space where faculty and community partners can come together and learn about community-engaged scholarship. Each meeting will begin with a brief 10 minute presentation of a paper, followed by group discussion. The presentation and discussion will pay particular attention to the components of the work that are about community engagement.

(Refreshments will be provided)

If you have any questions, please contact us at cetr@duq.edu or call us at x5893. To RSVP, please click on the link below.


Revising Classes for Community-Engaged Learning: Preparing to Submit Proposals for Designation
Wednesday, January 31st from 3:00pm to 4:30pm, Room 608 Student Union

This workshop will review the University's model of community-engaged learning and attendees will break into small groups wherein they will work on the classes they would like to submit for the FCEL (foundational community-engaged learning) or ACEL (advanced community-engaged learning) course designations. 

Spring Brown Bag Workshop: Let's be Critical: Analyzing Community-Engaged Learning Data 
Dr. Sarah Woodley, Gaultier Community-Engaged Teaching Fellow
Tuesday, February 20th from 12:00pm to 1:00pm, Room 119 Student Union

With this workshop, participants will be introduced to methods for analyzing data from community-engaged learning experiences. We will give examples of  qualitative data analysis, a method useful for analysis of critical reflections, and qualitative analysis of survey data. 

A Day for Learning and Speaking Out
Co-Sponsored Event
Wednesday, March 21st from 10:00am to 9:00pm, Power Center

A Day for Learning and Speaking Out invites conversations between faculty,students and community stakeholders that confront racism as a structural and systemic phenomenon that most affects those marginalized in our society. 

"Won't you be my neighbor?"
Co-Sponsored by the Center for Catholic Faith and Culture
Wednesday, April 18th, 11:15AM-1:30PM, Renewal, Inc. 

What does it mean to build authentic relationships in communities closest to campus? We will explore creating sustainable and collaborative partnerships at this interactive event.

CETR Open House
Tuesday, May 1st, 1:00PM-4:00PM, #20 Chatham Square and the adjacent lot

Join the CETR staff for some food and fun as we celebrate the end of the year and show off our renovations!


CETR Faculty Writing Retreat
Wednesday, May 30th, 8:30AM-4:30PM and Thursday, May 31st  8:30AM-4:30PM - Alphabet City 40 W. North Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Steal away in the early summer for two days of dedicated writing time. Intended for faculty who want to move along a writing project about their community-engaged scholarship, or to brainstorm potential written products about their teaching or research.