This is a hands-on, heads-engaged educational experience.
The Duffy Partnerships give students both a macro and micro understanding of how institutions interact within society. At each site, students gain an overview of the organization's culture, goals, structure, resources, and strategies, then focus on a specific project within the organization. During the weekly seminar on campus they broaden their focus to examine how the various institutions intersect.
Each student works with a Faculty Partner, in addition to Sociology faculty member and Partnerships Coordinator, Carol Wickersham. This allows students access to interdisciplinary perspectives and expertise. The faculty and community partners also share perspectives about the issues and efforts at each site and the implications for the community.
Duffy Applications for Fall Semester '13 due April 5th: Go to "Forms," then download the application to get started!
Read the 'Time Travelers: The Commute from Campus to Community' based on the Duffy Partnerships, published in the American Sociological Society newsletter.
Check out the Beloit College Duffy Facebook Page, where Duffy Alumns/ current Duffy students can connect and share their experiences.
Beloit College, Sociology Dept.
Director of Community-Based Learning
The Liberal Arts in Practice Center
700 College St. Beloit, WI 53511