Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Applications sought for Michigan Road Scholars Tour

U-M instructional, research and clinical track faculty are invited to apply for consideration to be part of the 2011 Michigan Road Scholars Tour.

This annual educational tour will expose participants to the state’s economy, government and politics, culture, educational systems, health and social issues, history, and geography.

Designed to increase mutual knowledge and understanding between the university and the people and communities of the state, the five-day tour will introduce participants to the places the majority of U-M students call home, encourage university service to the public, and suggest ways faculty can help address state and local issues. In addition, the experience is expected to develop beneficial ties and promote interdisciplinary discussion among the touring faculty, organizers say.

A faculty advisory committee will select 30 faculty members to participate in the tour scheduled for May 2-6.

All meals, accommodations (private rooms for each participant) and transportation will be provided. The mode of transportation will be a tour bus equipped with a restroom, video monitors and snacks. Stops on the tour will include special presentations by and interaction with a variety of community representatives. All participants will receive a notebook with pertinent background on state issues, locations to be visited and community people with whom they will meet.

To apply, go to the Michigan Road Scholar website: www.mrs.umich.edu. Applications will be accepted until Nov. 30.