SOURCE Service-Learning Faculty Fellows Program (FFP)
2012-2013 Inaugural Cohort
SOURCE’s Inaugural cohort of Faculty Fellows have been hard at work creating and revising syllabi to incorporate academically rigorous service-learning courses in the Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Public Health.
Faculty Fellows Seminar Kickoff
On June 24th, we kicked off our inaugural cohort with a 2 ½ day seminar (June 24th-26th) where faculty and FFP Seminar facilitators engaged in discussions around a number of important topics in order to integrate service-learning into their curricula. We were joined by Suzanne Cashman from the Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) consultancy network facilitating alongside SOURCE staff, Mindi Levin and Elizabeth Doerr. Session topics and discussions included: service-learning & the health fields, service-learning and principles of partnership, experiential learning theories, ethics of service-learning, service-learning course and curriculum design, critical reflection, evaluation and assessment in service-learning, service-learning logistics, working with communities, and scholarship and research in service-learning. During the seminar, the cohort made site visits to SOURCE partners Shepherd’s Clinic and the American Heart Association. We were also joined by faculty and CBO partners for a panel discussion on working with CBOs. Thanks to all the fellows and others who made the seminar possible.
Learn about the Fellows
Bios of the 2012-13 Faculty Fellow cohort members and the FFP Seminar facilitators and staff can be found here.
2012-13 Service-Learning Courses
Bloomberg School of Public Health:
• Special Studies Service-Learning for MSPH Students (Beth Resnick, Term II-IV): Students will work with state legislature and local community organizations to understand the connection between statewide legislation and local activities.
• Data Analysis Practicum for Policy I & II (Carey Borkoski, Terms III & IV): Students will work with data already collected by CBOs for analysis.
• Baltimore Food Systems (Roni Neff, Term III): Students will serve at local organizations involved in the local food movement. Additionally, they will conduct interviews with local leaders in the food movement and community-based organizations.
• Program Planning for Health Behavior Change Practicum (Vanya Jones, Term I): Students work in small groups to apply the needs assessment framework learned in class while working with a local community-based organization. Community organizations and projects include:
- American Heart Association “Recess Baltimore” Program (www.heart.org)
- International Rescue Committee (IRC) – Women’s Protection and Empowerment Unit (www.theirc.org/baltimore)
• Children in Crisis: An Asset-Based Approach to Working with Youth in Vulnerable Settings (Daniela Lewy, Term IV): Students will work with a youth development organization in Baltimore throughout the term to engage with the community, observe issues discussed in class, and reflect on ways to positively impact youth world-wide.
JHU School of Nursing:
• Community Outreach to Underserved Populations in Urban Baltimore (Lori Edwards, Fall 2012): This course is attached to the Community Outreach Program (COP) at JHU School of Nursing where a select number of students are placed in service sites throughout the academic year. The course provides a foundation for knowledge about Baltimore and an opportunity to reflect. Over 20 SOURCE partners work with COP students. A few of those organizations include:
- Shepherd’s Clinic and Joy Wellness Center (www.shepherdsclinic.org)
- Mi Espacio After-School Program for Hispanic Youth (sponsored by the Baltimore City Health Department)
- Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning (www.leadsafe.org)
- Health Leaders (www.healthleadsusa.org)
• Action, Reflection, Transformation [SEEK (Service, Education, Enhancement, Knowledge)] (Lori Edwards, Elizabeth Doerr, Mindi Levin, Winter/Spring 2013): This course is attached to service-learning immersion trips to Ghana, Peru, and Baltimore during January 2013. The course will provide an opportunity for students to reflect and synthesize their experiences into their professional goals.
• Linking Primary Care to Public Health through Service-Learning (Benita Walton-Moss, Spring 2013): The goal of this elective course for graduate students who already have an RN license is to provide an experience exploring approaches to integrating primary care and public health through project-based experiential learning. Students will work in small groups to implement one or more of the recommendations from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, “Primary Care and Public Health: Exploring Integration to Improve Population Health.”
JHU School of Medicine:
• Introduction to the Social Determinants of Health and the Community and Social Determinants of Health Practice Experience (Sosena Kebede and Elizabeth Doerr, MA, Fall 2012 Selective): This course introduces students to the social determinants of health and how they apply to their future work as physicians. This course will hopefully lead into an elective course for SOM students to engage in meaningful and academic discussions around their community service work through.
• At Risk Youth: learning from, with, and about east Baltimore youth through community based work (Emily Frosch): Dr. Frosch works with a family of students within the Incentive Mentoring Program and utilizes her work with FFP to engage the students in reflection and guidance as their advisor.
June 2012 Seminar Photos