State and Local History and Policy Education Initiative

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A Duke Student Government presentation on state and local history and policy courses offered at neighboring and peer institutions, including a call for Duke University to offer a stable, consistent schedule of courses in which students interact with, learn from and contribute to the very community and state in which they reside.

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State and Local History and Policy Education Initiative

  1. 1. Bridging the Disconnect: State and Local History and Policy Education Initiative Mousa Alshanteer James Ferencsik Senator of Durham and Regional Affairs Senator of Academic Affairs
  2. 2. • Why is this important? – What have we to gain? • What do other schools do? – Peers? – Neighbors? • What has happened? – Duke in the past – Duke today • What resources do we have at our disposal? • Short-term plan • Long-term plan
  3. 3. • Durham and North Carolina history – Revolutionary War/Civil War/Civil Rights Period – Role model for other states • Gov. Terry Sanford • Durham and North Carolina today – Significant changes that affect us on a regular basis – Ignorance of such changes • Bridging the Gap: Community interconnectedness – Local historians and policy makers – Civic engagement • Not just for N.C. students – 14.9% will stay in NC – It’s about the fundamentals • What have we to gain? – Greater understanding of historical and political surroundings – More effective in local and state advocacy efforts
  4. 4. • Classes – Brown University • POLS0220 City Politics • POLS1821J Rhode Island Government and Politics • POLS1823I Urban Politics and Policy – Stanford University • PUBLPOL 133. Urban Politics • PUBLPOL 135. Regional Politics and Decision Making in Silicon Valley and the Greater Bay Area • PUBLPOL 154. Politics and Policy in California – Columbia University • POLS W3208 State Politics • PUBAFF U4260 Critical Issues in Urban Public Policy • HIST W3535x History of the City of New York – University of Chicago • HIST20010 African Women in Chicago • HIST 27301. Introduction to Black Chicago
  5. 5. • Service learning and research-based courses – Stanford University • HISTORY 11W Issues of Education Equity – Columbia University • AMHS W4462y Immigrant New York • HIST W4535x/y 20th Century New York City History • URBS V3994x-V3995y Senior Seminar: New York Field Research – University of Chicago • PLSC 29201 Ethnic Rights • PBPL 26200-26300 Field Research Project in Public Policy I-II • Multiple departments – Harvard University • BPH 306qc Tuberculosis • HARC 14201 Art in Boston, 1850-1930 • EPLMO A320 Building a Democratic School – Princeton University • EGR 351 Engineering Projects in Community Service • THR 337 Community-Based Performance
  6. 6. • Wake Forest University – HIST162 History of Wake Forest University – HIST370 Topics in North Carolina History – POL221 State Politics • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – – – – POLI406 State Governments: Laboratories of Democracy HIST366 North Carolina History Before 1865 HIST367 North Carolina History Since 1865 HIST395 UNC and American Higher Education • North Carolina State University – HI 364 History of North Carolina – PS 202 State and Local Government • North Carolina Central University – HIST4310 History of North Carolina – POLS2120 State Government – POLS3410 Municipal Government
  7. 7. • 1924 – 1992 – – – – – – – – – City and County Government Topics in Local Government Seminar in State and Local Government State and Local Government Today Problems in State Government and Politics Municipal Government and Administration State and County School Administration City School Administration The History of North Carolina • Most popular – The Concept of a University – Campus Politics at Duke • Orin Starn, Chair and Professor of Cultural Anthropology
  8. 8. • Fall 2013 – SPANISH 308S - Latino/a Voices in Duke, Durham, and Beyond – POLSCI 323: U.S. Comparative State Politics • Spring 2013 – AAAS 341S - Race in Durham – POLSCI 497S: Regulatory Processes and Conflicts in North Carolina
  9. 9. • Professors – Orin Starn – Michael Munger – Gerald Wilson – Stephen M. Schewel – Robert R. Korstad – William Chafe • Prior experience • Community relations – Office of Durham and Regional Affairs • Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership • Community Service Center – Office of Public Affairs and Government Relations • Government Relations • Community Relations
  10. 10. • Petition – Student support • http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/a-petition-to-increase-dukescourse-offerings-on/ – Faculty support • Individual meeting • Team effort • Sample syllabi • Presentation to Academic Council • A few course offerings
  11. 11. • • • • Stable, consistent offering of courses Internships Potential major concentrations and/or certificate Invitations to state and local policy leaders

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