Duke Graduate Academy

The Provost’s Office is pleased to announce a new session of the Duke Graduate Academy, which offers online short courses that introduce Duke graduate and professional students and postdoctoral fellows to skills, tools, and knowledge that augment their regular coursework and research. These short courses help emerging scholars prepare for high-level research, innovative teaching, leadership and/or public engagement.

Courses in the Duke Graduate Academy cover topics not typically included in a graduate curriculum, or provide an intensive introduction for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who might not have the time or inclination to pursue a full course in a subject. Instructors are Duke faculty as well as highly trained Duke staff and PhD students.

The Duke Graduate Academy welcomes all current/active doctoral, master’s, and professional students at any stage of their studies as well as all postdoctoral fellows. There are no prerequisites for any of the courses.

Program Details

Courses

2022 Graduate Academy Summer Session Course Descriptions

The Duke Graduate Academy Summer Session courses will be offered during Duke’s Summer Sessions I and II.

Each course meets regularly for 1 – 2 weeks. Participants may register for two (2) courses. Waitlists will be used for courses that are fully enrolled.

Courses are not for credit and are not graded, but will appear on Duke graduate student transcripts. None of the offerings require prerequisites or assume areas of knowledge. Classes are offered online with synchronous and asynchronous elements. Instructors will emphasize interactive discussion and group activities/projects to maintain a high level of student engagement.

Cost

There is no cost for Duke participants.

Location

All Duke Graduate Academy classes meet online/virtually. Individual class schedules are noted in the course descriptions and in DukeHub. Meeting details and coursework materials will be confirmed by instructor email or through course Sakai sites.

Registration

Duke Student Registration

Courses are open to all current/active doctoral, master’s and professional students. Duke participants may only register for two (2) courses. Waitlists will be used for all courses. All course changes must be completed by the Add/Drop deadline for the relevant Summer Session.

Duke Postdoc Registration

Participants may only register for one (1) course. Waitlists will be used for all courses. All course changes must be completed by the Add/Drop deadline for the relevant Summer Session.

For help with enrollment and withdrawals or for more information, contact Amy Feistel at amy.feistel@duke.edu.

Participation, Eligibility and Enrollment

Participation in the Duke Graduate Academy is open to current Duke graduate students, including Duke law and medical students, master’s and professional students. The Graduate Academy is also open to all Duke postdocs. Space is filled on a first-come, first-served basis during registration.

Most courses will enroll 30 students, although some courses may be smaller or larger. Courses with fewer than 8 enrolled students may be cancelled. Course participation will appear on Duke graduate students’ transcripts.

Contact and Additional Information

For questions regarding the Duke Graduate Academy please contact Amy Feistel at amy.feistel@duke.edu.

We offer the following reflections from past participants:

All course changes must be completed by the Add/Drop deadline for the relevant Summer Session.

For help or for more information, contact Amy Feistel at amy.feistel@duke.edu.

2022 Summer Session Courses

Courses are being offered in the following broad areas. Additional information and links are available in each area.