Since 2018, the Duke University Faculty Write Program and NC Campus Compact have hosted an Engaged Scholar Writing Retreat. The retreat was proposed and designed by Dr. Jennifer Ahern-Dodson during her term as a 2018-19 NC Campus Compact Engaged Faculty Scholar.
This gathering is intended for faculty who teach an engaged pedagogy such as service-learning, community-based research, or participatory action research and who are working to advance their scholarship. The retreat includes discussion on strategies for effective writing, opportunities to write, and networking with other North Carolina faculty and administrators who are working on community-engaged scholarship. Each year the retreat features a conversation with an accomplished NC engaged scholar.
The retreat is facilitated by Dr. Jennifer Ahern-Dodson, Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Thompson Writing Program and Director of the Duke Faculty Write Program.
4th Annual Retreat
October 22, 2021 (9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) [Virtual]
Gather with other community engaged scholars across North Carolina to set aside time for writing, in community. This mini-retreat will include directed writing time and optional breakout consultation sessions with veteran engaged scholars in our state. Registered participants will have an opportunity to sign up for consultation sessions a few days before the retreat. Space is limited. Registration closes October 15. Facilitated by Jennifer Ahern-Dodson. Co-sponsored by North Carolina Campus Compact, Duke Service-Learning, and the Duke Office of Civic Engagement.
This year we are privileged to have several published engaged scholars willing to share their expertise during 30-minute, one-on-one consultations. After the registration deadline, we will invite registrants to sign-up for a consultation.
Bob Bringle, Ph.D. was the Executive Director of the IUPUI Center for Service and Learning (1994-2012). Now retired, he consults with campuses, on national initiatives, and internationally on issues related to civic engagement
Rebecca Dumlao, Ph.D., professor of Communication at East Carolina University and 2019-20 engaged faculty scholar with North Carolina Campus Compact
Peter Felten, Ph.D., executive director of the Center for Engaged Learning, assistant provost for teaching and learning, and professor of history at Elon University
Emily Janke, Ph.D. director of the Institute for Community and Economic Engagement (ICEE) and associate professor in the Peace and Conflict Studies department at UNC Greensboro
9:30 -10:00 Introductions and Goal Setting for Writing Sessions
10:00 -12:15 Writing Session
10:30 -11:00 Optional Consultation Session 1
11:15 – 11:45 Optional Consultation Session 2
12:15- 12:30 What’s Next? Keeping the Momentum Going
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Questions? Contact Leslie Garvin, Executive Director