Academic Community Engagement
Within the Academic Affairs division, there is robust integration of teaching and scholarship with community engagement. These forms of academic community engagement enliven the academic work of faculty and students.
At Duquesne, service-learning is a teaching method that is used throughout the majors and degree programs. It is the Duquesne expression of community-engaged teaching and learning. Faculty members work with community partners to develop meaningful community projects that reflect the course learning objectives of their class.
Place-based research, community-based participatory research, public scholarship, engaged scholarship: there are many names for scholarly work that is engaged with the community. ACES is an ubrella for this type of work and is a community that is developing amongst faculty at Duquesne.
To achieve service-learning and community-engaged scholarship, we work in close relationship with established groups of community stakeholders who welcome Duquesne engagement. These multi-sector partnerships involve community agency staff, community leaders, residents, entrepreneurs, K-12 educators, legislators, faculty, university students, and university administrators.
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Lina Dostilio, EdD, director of Academic Community Engagement