Academic Affairs

Programs

The following programs report up through the Office of Academic Affairs.

Assessment

The Office of Assessment provides on-going analysis and research on Duke's undergraduate curriculum, courses, departments and programs in efforts to improve student learning at Duke. In addition, the office serves as a resource for departments and faculty. Areas of investigation include, but are not limited to, university wide course evaluations, curricular requirements, academic performance, academic advising, program and department level assessment, assessment of student learning outcomes, and grant related assessment. The office works collaboratively with other university offices and constituencies to address questions raised by undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and university administrators. This collaboration involves development of project goals, measuring instruments (such as on-line surveys and focus groups), statistical analyses, and reporting mechanisms. The office also consults with programs regarding their use of electronic portfolios.

Contact

Director
Matt Serra, Ph.D.
(919) 660-5762
serram@duke.edu

Associate Director

Jennifer Hill, Ed.D.
(919) 668-1617
jlh9@duke.edu

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Continuing Studies

Through our Continuing Studies program (http://learnmore.duke.edu/front), we offer youth programs (spanning arts to science to college prep), an extensive suite of professional certificates, management training programs, lifelong learning courses and events, and online courses.

Contact

Paula E. Gilbert, Ph.D.
Director of Continuing Education
Associate Dean
Phone: 919-684-5383
Phone: 919-684-2621
Fax: 919-681-8235

Box 90700

8 East Campus Union Drive
204 Bishop's House
Durham, NC 27708

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Focus Program

Duke's Focus Program (http://focus.duke.edu/) or first-year students provides clusters of courses designed around an interdisciplinary theme. Topics for study include the cognitive sciences, ethics and global citizenship, genomics, knowledge in the service of society, global health, international politics, contemporary and medieval cultures and social ideals. Focus faculty come from academic departments in Arts & Sciences, Medicine, and Engineering and are leading researchers in their fields.

Contact

Edna Andrews, Ph.D.
Director

Phone: 919-660-3142
Phone: 919-660-3140
Fax: 91-660-3141

Box 90259

321B Languages Bldg
Durham, NC 27708

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Service-Learning Program

Duke Service-Learning (http://servicelearning.duke.edu/) connects academic curriculum to communities to enrich learning and engage in ethical collaborations. We provide consultation, research and advocacy for the work of faculty, staff, students and communities in order to address social inequities and social challenges. Service-Learning supports Duke's commitment to knowledge in the service of society by connecting civic engagement to the curriculum.

Contact

David Malone, Faculty Director
Professor of the Practice, Program in Education
dmalone@duke.edu
(919) 660-3074

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Summer Session

The Summer Session program (http://summersession.duke.edu/) offers courses for Duke students, middle and high school students, and visiting college students. Most courses are offered in two 6-week terms, and some intensive courses can be taken in 4-week terms.

Contact

Paula E. Gilbert, Ph.D.
Director of Summer Session
Associate Dean
Phone: 919-684-5383
Phone: 919-684-2621
Fax: 919-681-8235

Box 90700

8 East Campus Union Drive
204 Bishop's House
Durham, NC 27708

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Thompson Writing Program

The Thompson Writing Program (TWP) (http://twp.duke.edu/) helps students develop as writers from their first through senior years at Duke and support faculty who teach writing in a wide range of classes across the curriculum. The program runs the mandatory first year course Writing 101, support Writing in the Disciplines courses, and runs the TWP Writing studio which offers free one on one writing consultation to students.

Contact

Clare Woods, Ph.D.
Director
jcwoods@duke.edu
Phone: 919-684-6067

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