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.