Information for Faculty & Staff
UMD Service-Learning Faculty Fellows
The primary purpose of the UMD Faculty Fellows Program is to foster the integration of service learning into our curriculum. The Fellows program is designed to be a long-term commitment to the development of a community of teachers/scholars knowledgeable in service-learning pedagogies and community-based assets and needs. Fellows meet the first Friday of each month to discuss relevant readings and prepare for service-learning classes. Fellows are expected to make a 2-year commitment to the program. Details of this commitment can be found in the Request for Proposal.
Service-Learning Teaching Assistants
Service-learning faculty have additional support in the form of service-learning teaching assistants who can help faculty with the day-to-day details of implementing a service-learning class. Service-learning assistants may serve as liaisons with community organizations or assist student groups with project conceptualization or implementation. They are trained and supervised by the faculty member(s) with whom they are working. In most instances, the assistant will have already completed the class for which they are assisting. Information and requirements can be found in the Application.
Massachusetts Campus Compact is a national coalition of nearly 1,200 college and university presidents - representing some 6 million students - dedicated to promoting community service, civic engagement, and service-learning in higher education.
Learn and Serve America supports service-learning in schools, higher education institutions and community organizations across the country through grants, training and technical assistance, research and program models, and recognition of outstanding youth service.
Grants assist schools and organizations in the planning and implementation of service-learning programs that engage students in community service.
Training and Technical Assistance include useful resources to make service-learning programs or research on service-learning a success.
Research and Program Models collect and disseminate research, effective practices, curricula and program models to help participants develop effective service-learning projects.
Recognition Programs honor outstanding youth service and helps raise awareness about service-learning programs throughout the nation.
The Massachusetts Service Alliance (MSA) promotes and supports service and volunteerism by investing public and private resources in community-based organizations that rely upon volunteers and people engaged in service to meet their community's needs.