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Campus Life newsletter, Spring '20: A New Perspective on Old Habits

A New Perspective on Old Habits:

Considering Data Collection Through An Inventive Lens

We are entering a new year, a new decade even.  Sometimes the urge to chuck everything and start over in terms of assessment can be strong.  That urge can even be valid at times when completely changing program structure or content.  More often however, this urge comes when looking over familiar programming and trying to think of ways to innovate, or to stay current.

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Campus Life newsletter, Spring '20: Reflecting on a Decade

REFLECTING ON A DECADE: A Timeline of Impactful Events from 2010 to the Present, Contributed to by Campus Life Directors

2010-2020: From below and from above Duke has changed over the past decade. The Chapel is still here, but new spaces have emerged, and we have grown too!  Duke changed our work. Duke made us more creative, more engaged, greener and savvier, but it’s also challenged us and at times provoked us to speak out about injustice.

    2020 in outlined neon green text

    2020 is off to a big start!  IHouse has relocated to East Campus, new cultural spaces CMA: Wekit and CMA: Garden room have been officially opened, and Dr.Airall has announced her retirement.  What’s next on the horizon?

    How about you: what events have had the most impact on your Duke Life in the past decade?  And what are you looking forward to over the next decade? 

    Share with us and we will include your thoughts in the next newsletter!

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    Campus Life newsletter, Dec '19: Lalala of December

    Je te donne (I Give You) 

    Jean-Jacques Goldman, Michael Jones

    We choose this song "Je te donne/I Give You" (1985) by Jean-Jacques Goldman and Michael Jones because it speaks about supporting each other with love. December is a season rich in multiple and diverse celebrations, and even no celebrations depending on your identity, culture, and perspective. The message in this song reminds us that our embraced differences are actually gifts we can give to each other.

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    Campus Life newsletter, Nov '19: Who's Who? Assessment Offices Across Duke

    Who's Who? Assessment offices across Duke

    Assessment offices at Duke tend to be difficult to unearth and connect with unless you are already aware of them and their functions. I see them as hidden treasure, being not biased at all… but their value is to us is muted when they remain unknown. I’m going to share briefly what I know of the assessment shops at Duke, including the Institutional Research office as well, and initial information about opportunities each set of colleagues provides.

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    Campus Life newsletter, Nov '19: 2020...a year of assessment

    2020...a year of assessment

    Last year I was leafing through the International Educator, my professional association’s monthly magazine. My eye gravitated toward an article titled, “Supporting International Students on U.S. Campuses.” Upon reading the article I thought it did not provide much new information. Most of what was shared was known to me. But upon second read, I realized that there was a lot to be gained from the piece. And I was too quick to rush to judgment.

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