How can SOURCE assist you with your course?
- Would you like to enhance student learning of your academic content?
- Would you like to increase student awareness and value of diversity?
- Are you interested in going beyond traditional teaching methods to make learning truly come to life for your students?
- Would you like to expose students to multicultural environments?
- Should students in your class learn more about their civic responsibility?
- Are you interested in fulfilling community needs?
- Do you want to learn more about reflection strategies to assess student learning?
If you answered "YES" to any of these questions, then we can help!
We can assist faculty in setting up practical experiences for students. Through our network of partnering community-based and non-profit organizations, our center works to develop internships, short-term learning experiences, volunteer positions, Federal Work study placements, MPH Capstone projects, field placements and more.
If your course REQUIRES, RECOMMENDS, ENCOURAGES or GIVES CREDIT to students to respond to community needs, then we can help. Tell us more about your course requirements, goals, objectives and learning outcomes, and we can assist you in identifying relevant community-based organizations.
With our help, you can provide your students with a resource to reach out to the community.
If you already have strong partnerships with community-based organizations for your course, we can still help! First, we'd be interested in learning more about your partnerships. Other students may want to work with your partnering organizations, particularly if there is a good learning experience. Maybe you would like further assistance with the REFLECTION COMPONENTS of your course. We can help you plan activities in the class for students to think about what they have learned through their service experience and how their learning relates to your course content. Let us help you with your reflective strategies.
Use SOURCE to enhance student understanding of course content. With help from our center, your course can make a difference to the East Baltimore community and to your students.
- Students in the class provide a needed service to individuals, organizations, schools or other entities in the community.
- The service experience relates to the subject matter of the course.
- The service opportunities aim at the development of the civic education of citizens and career preparation.
- Knowledge and theories obtained from the course influence students' service experiences.
- The class offers a way to learn from other class members (e.g., through reflection sessions) as well as from the instructor.
- Emphasis is on addressing community-identified concerns and broad determinants of health.
- We help create integral involvement of community partners.
- Emphasis is on reciprocal learning, reflective practice, developing citizenship skills and achieving social and health changes.
To set up a consultation, contact Tyler Derreth, SOURCE Associate Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.