# Duke University

The Duke Authenticity Project (DAP) - DAP is a collaboration between the first year residential campus and Duke's Center for Leadership Development and Social Action, which attempts to guide student exploration about how students' personal commitment to authenticity is the core to their ability to lead, and lead well.

## Format

• Audience: First-year students.
• When: Academic Year - both fall and spring semesters.
• Frequency: Fall Retreat (4 hours in afternoon), a series of three follow up, 1 hour-long small group discussions following the retreat that occur throughout the academic year (one in the fall semester, two in the spring semester).
• Approximate Number of Participants: 25-40 participants.
• Focus of Retreat: Student facilitated workshops that focus mostly on discussions about knowing one's authentic self, being authentic in relationships, and being an authentic leader.

## Funding & Operations

The Project is a collaboration between the first year residential campus and Duke's Center for Leadership Development and Social Action.

• External Support: None

### Assessment

This is the second year that Duke will assess learning from its leadership programs as they fall into one of three categories: Character, Collaboration, or Citizenship.  DAP falls into the "Character" framework, and so participants will receive the university-wide "Character" assessment at the end of the year.  After the fall retreat, students received an evaluation to measure program satisfaction.  Additionally, after the retreat and after each follow up conversation, students will answer one open-ended question intended to measure learning outcomes.  This will be the first year that we attempt to measure outcomes or impact with the "Character" assessment and with the open-ended questions.