The UNC-CH and Duke University Area Studies Teacher Advisory Council is a board of up to 14 educators that helps evaluate and support the direction of the seven area studies centers’ K-12 outreach. Representing a diversity of grade levels and disciplines, advisory council members provide valuable feedback on programs and resources, guide the planning of future opportunities for teachers, and advocate on behalf of UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University area studies programs during their two-year term. Click here for more information about the advisory council.

Advisory Council Mission

The mission of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University Area Studies Teacher Advisory Council is to promote the missions and outreach activities of the UNC-Duke Area Studies Centers and to advise staff on the following objectives:

  • Gain a clear understanding of the needs for K-12 teachers to successfully implement area studies in their curricula;
  • Identify areas of strength and weakness in the outreach efforts of the Area Studies Centers; and
  • Provide ongoing evaluation of Area Studies Center programming.