Seeking Applications for Faculty to Co-Instruct New Joint Course with Durham Tech Community College

Funding Agency:
Duke University

Over the last five years, Duke and Durham Tech have developed a growing set of joint educational endeavors, including curricular internships for Duke Ph.D. students at Durham Tech and the infusion of Durham Tech’s gateway courses for the health sciences with health humanities. 

We are now planning to partner with Durham Tech to launch two new sequenced courses on Durham and are seeking applications from faculty interested in co-instructing this work alongside a faculty member from Durham Tech.

During the first course, Duke and Durham Tech students will learn about: 1) the historical, sociological, economic and cultural factors that have shaped Durham; 2) mixed social science methods; and 3) the ethics and best practices associated with community-based and community-engaged research.

We anticipate that roughly half of the students who take the first course will continue the following semester, taking a course that will have small teams undertake a research project in partnership with a local community organization.

For the first iteration, we envision running the course in Spring 2025 and Fall 2025. In subsequent years, we expect to run the program on a Fall-Spring sequence. 

Deadline: March 1, 2024

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Any Duke regular rank faculty member may apply.

Amount Description

The Duke co-instructor’s department or school will receive funding for one course-release, during the first year of the pilot. In addition, the Duke faculty member will receive a $10,000 stipend to support planning time during the 2024 calendar year and $5,000 in discretionary research funds.

The course will also receive the support of one TA in each semester, and a small programmatic budget will be available to support a dinner for course participants, honoraria for visitors to the course, ground transportation costs, and other minor research expenses that may be required by the student teams.

The Center for Community Engagement will also help manage logistical issues such as classroom space and ground transportation.

Funding Type





Arts & Humanities
Community Outreach and Engagement
Curriculum Development
Social Sciences

External Deadline

March 1, 2024