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Service-Learning Academy

SOURCE Service-Learning Academy Overview

The JHU SOURCE Service-Learning Academy is a one-year, comprehensive program that equips Fellows with all of the necessary tools and methods to develop critical service-learning partnerships and courses.

This academy is intended for:

  • Faculty at any institution who are new to service-learning
  • Faculty currently teaching service-learning courses
  • Curriculum designers
  • Community engagement staff and administrators
  • Teaching and Learning staff and administrators

Coursework and Requirements

As a fellow, you will:

  • Learn how to design critical service-learning projects from pedagogy experts, faculty, nonprofit leaders and community organizers
  • Join a community of 80+ service-learning professionals in graduate and health education
  • Work 1-to-1 with a faculty mentor to design service-learning courses and projects
  • Attend a summer seminar and monthly webinars that address specific topics like:
    • critical pedagogy,
    • community engagement best practices,
    • designing reflections,
    • and integrating social justice into education

Time Commitments

  • Summer Seminar: June 4-5, 2024 | Held in person in Baltimore, MD
  • Monthly Webinars: September thru November; January thru April
  • 1-to-1 advising sessions with service-learning faculty mentor

Program Cost

The total cost of the Academy is $4,500.

  • For full-time JHU faculty: Full-time, benefits eligible JHU employees are eligible for 100% tuition remission. This benefit does not deduct from the annual $5,250 allotment for credit courses.
  • For non-JHU applicants: Please check with your home institution about similar tuition-remission programs. When discussing this professional development opportunity with your home institution or department, please note that the cost of the Academy includes support for an entire academic year. Partial needs-based scholarships are available.
  • To learn more please contact the SOURCE Associate Director, Dr. Tyler Derreth at


Past fellows have presented their work at national conferences and won dozens of teaching awards, including the 2019 and 2020 Delta Omega Innovative Curriculum Awards.

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