SOURCE Alumni Newsletter
SOURCE Fellows Program
In 2012, SOURCE launched our SOURCE Service-Learning Faculty & Community Fellows Program. The program is a comprehensive program that engages an annual cohort of faculty from across the Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health for a one-year term as they become part of a JHU community of faculty who use service-learning pedagogy. They are trained in service-learning pedagogy alongside Community Fellows, who are competitively selected leaders from SOURCE partnering community-based organizations.
Through the program, Fellows receive a stipend and are required to integrate a service-learning component into a new or existing course with assistance from SOURCE. The Fellows Program launches each year with an intensive 2 ½ day seminar, and includes ongoing training throughout the year. Additionally, Fellows receive one-on-one consultation with SOURCE staff on service-learning curriculum development and service-learning project development. For each service-learning course, SOURCE identifies mutually beneficial community projects – meeting the learning objectives for the course while also meeting the needs identified by the community-based organization.
Because of the Fellows program, we’ve been able to not only enhance the quality of service-learning courses, but increase the number of service-learning course offerings. The above infographic shows what we’ve been able to accomplish over the last few years. Also, since 2012, we’ve engaged 9 Community Fellows and 26 Faculty Fellows, which includes the current 2015-16 cohort.
We’re hoping that as SOURCE grows, so will the number of courses and partnerships with SOURCE community partners.