Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Applicants sought for 2012 Michigan Road Scholars Tour

U-M instructional, research, and clinical track faculty are invited to apply for the 2012 Michigan Road Scholars Tour. Applications will be accepted until Dec. 7.


To apply for the 2012 Michigan Road Scholars Tour, please go to

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 our 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.

A faculty advisory committee will select 30 faculty members to participate in the tour scheduled for April 30-May 4, 2012.

All meals, accommodations (private rooms for each participant), and transportation will be provided. Transportation will be via tour bus equipped with a restroom, video monitors, and snacks.

Stops on the tour will include special presentations by and interaction with community members across the state. Each participant will receive a notebook with pertinent background on state issues, locations to be visited and community people with whom they will meet.