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CEA Program: Community Engagement Associate: Voices of the African Diaspora Research Assistant

DUE is home to IEL which is sponsoring these types of positions across campus. This specific position is part of the Community Engagement Associates program in which students work in a specific department on campus to support campus and community engagement initiatives. You will see more information on the specific job and department below.

Overview of department:
Africana Studies is devoted to the scholarly exploration of African and African American history, life, and culture from an interdisciplinary perspective. This is the place to explore the migrations, history, life, culture, and politics of people from the African Diaspora.

Project summary:
Students will assist with the development and progress of a research project that focus on Africana diaspora narratives, provide support to students in A200 Research Methods in Africana Studies, and engages with community members/organizations. Students will continue with this project for the 2021-2021 academic school year, with the goal to publish.

Specific tasks that the community engagement associate will complete: 
Duties of the position typically include the following:

Students will attend and support students in the A200 Research Methods in Africana Studies hybrid course that meets T/TH 10:30a-11:45a. They will organize and attend community project meetings, and correspond with community members. Students will take an active role and co-author the research project from conception to completion.

Specific qualifications (knowledge, skills, class standing, etc) we desire the project coordinator to have:
Students should have taken an intro course in research methods, statistics, or a research focused course. Students are identified as a current sophomore, junior, or senior. Students should work well with others or independently, have a willingness to learn, want to engage with the community, have time management skills, have organizational skills, active communicator,s and be proficient in MS Office Word and Excel.

Learning objectives:
By the end of this position assignment, the student will meet the following learning objectives

  1. The CEA values collaborating with others, especially those individuals representing diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, religions, lifestyles, and viewpoints.
  2. The CEA demonstrates empathy, openness, inclusiveness, and sensitivity when working with diverse others.
  3. The CEA feels a sense of responsibility and commitment to use the knowledge gained in their higher education experiences to serve others.