Center for Community-Engaged Teaching and Research
The Center for Community-Engaged Teaching and Research (CETR) supports community-engaged teaching, learning, and research that promote knowledge creation, civic development, and community transformation.
- Stewards the civic and justice-oriented nature of CETR as framed by the University's Spiritan charism;
- Encourages faculty to learn about and appreciate CETR, and to join a network of faculty peers who consider themselves to be community-engaged scholars;
- Equips faculty to practice innovative CETR through consultations, professional development programming, grants, logistic support, and in-print and web-based resources;
- Introduces faculty to local communities and facilitates connections between faculty and community organizations;
- Creates opportunities for students to gain leadership experience by supporting classes taught using CETR;
- Helps faculty, students, and community partners navigate the University's administrative policies, procedures, and expectations so that they can successfully implement CETR;
- Advocates for the institutionalization of CETR and convenes stakeholders to shape engagement at Duquesne.
The Center is charged with supporting academic community engagement endeavors and to ensure the rigor and quality of those experiences for the students and community partners who are involved. These endeavors include