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As part of the Do Good Campus, the Do Good Institute is inviting faculty members across disciplines to join the pilot Do Good Faculty Fellows program. The Fellows will be partners in Do Good’s mission to reinvent the college experience by transforming student idealism into extraordinary outcomes through rich learning experiences built on real-world application. As the Do Good Institute grows, it will engage students from orientation to graduation and beyond in a wide range of courses and programs to ensure that all University of Maryland graduates are equipped and motivated for a lifetime of doing good in their professions, their communities, and the world.  

University of Maryland’s Do Good Faculty Fellows program supports faculty members as scholars, teachers, advisors, and educational leaders. The Fellows will explore social innovation broadly and deeply. They will consider how students can engage in social innovation in its various forms (e.g., service-learning, civic engagement, philanthropy) and how they can engage students in their courses to address social problems. They will consider various forms of social change and how they relate to their disciplines and courses. The goal is to educate students not just to view themselves as volunteer, but as empowered problem identifiers and problem solvers. During the program, the Do Good Faculty Fellows will propose, and ultimately implement, an innovative Do Good course or curriculum within their respective specializations, departments, colleges, schools, or units.

Do Good course or curriculum ideas are suggested, but not limited, to align with one of the following areas: new course development, innovative “Do Good” course/curricular concept or module(s), course enhancement/project(s) and overarching social impact/experiential theme(s) for existing courses.

The 2017-2018 Do Good Faculty Fellows Program Seeks To

  • Develop a cadre of faculty who practice and promote pedagogy that engages students in social innovation, service-learning, civic engagement, and philanthropy

  • Contribute high-quality courses to departments across campus and to the General Education curriculum

  • Develop partnerships between faculty members and the Do Good Institute to enhance educational experiences for students inside and outside the classroom

Because the first cohort of Do Good Faculty Fellows will participate in the pilot program, they will also have the opportunity to shape the program for future cohorts. Both Tenure-track faculty and professional track faculty in all roles and from all academic disciplines are eligible.  

Program Benefits

  • $2,500 stipend for each Faculty Fellow, with up to an additional $500 for course support and implementation

  • Participation in 8 interactive workshops in a vibrant, facilitated peer learning community

  • One-on-one consultation with the Do Good Campus Senior Consultant for the design and implementation of your course

  • Access to a network of leading faculty, social innovators, philanthropists, subject matter experts, and curriculum developers

  • Eligibility for funding in support of DGFF proposal implementation

  • Promotion on and off campus of your courses and other initiatives and affiliation with the President’s university-wide Do Good Campus and Do Good Institute  

To Apply

Please submit a one-paragraph description of your idea for a Do Good course or other initiative to Zebradedra Hunter, Do Good Campus Coordinator at zzhunter@terpmail.umd.edu.


Zebradedra Hunter

Do Good Campus Coordinator, TIAA Nonprofit Leadership Fellow, Do Good Institute


Dr. Toby Egan

Faculty Director, Do Good Campus, Do Good Institute



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