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2011 Michigan Road Scholar Tour

  1. 1. 2011 Michigan Road Scholars Tour Orientation
  2. 2. <ul><li>Agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Meet and Mingle – Chance to meet your fellow travelers </li></ul><ul><li>Welcome and Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Program Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Movie: First Road Scholars Tour – 1999 </li></ul><ul><li>Tour Information </li></ul><ul><li>Q & A </li></ul><ul><li>Reminder: Provost Dinner on March 24 th </li></ul><ul><li>Adjourn </li></ul>
  3. 3. Welcome and Introductions
  4. 4. Purpose This educational tour exposes 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 tour: introduces participants to the places the majority of our students call home, encourages university service to the public, suggests ways faculty can help address state issues through research, scholarship and creative activity In addition the experience is expected to develop beneficial ties and promote interdisciplinary discussion among the touring faculty
  5. 5. Goals • Develop among faculty an awareness of the state's distinctive geography, economy, culture, government and politics, history, educational systems, health and social issues • Learn about the communities that a majority of our students call home • Encourage service to the public and research to address state problems • Show how the University of Michigan is connected to the entire state • Introduce faculty to the Michigan some of them might otherwise never see • Promote interaction among faculty across the disciplines
  6. 6. <ul><li>Overview </li></ul><ul><li>The annual Michigan Road Scholars tour is funded jointly by the Provost's office and the Office of the Vice President for Government Relations. </li></ul><ul><li>The 2011 Selection Committee was chaired by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dr. Ruth Person, Chancellor UM Flint </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tour planning and staffing come from the State Outreach Office in the Office of the Vice President for Government Relations. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dana Sitzler, Associate Director, MRS Coordinator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Veronica Johnson, Lansing Service Center Director </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Michael Rein, Associate Director </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Linda Scharer, Web Designer Associate </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Tour Dates: May 2, 2011 – May 6, 2011
  8. 8. Ann Arbor Monday May 2 Delta Township Assembly Plan (Delta Township) State Capitol/Lunch with Legislators (Lansing) Lansing Community College (Lansing) Reception with St. Ignace Community (St. Ignace) Presentation – What’s happening in the UP? Lansing St. Ignace
  9. 9. Tuesday May 3 St. Ignace Schools (St. Ignace) Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians Education Liaison (St. Ignace) Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians Tribal Health Clinic (St. Ignace) Maritime Heritage Alliance (Traverse City) Dinner on Your Own (Traverse City) St. Ignace Traverse City
  10. 10. Wednesday May 4 Maritime Academy (Traverse City) Urban Winery (Traverse City) Cities and Counties (Traverse City) Scholars Dinner (Grand Rapids) Traverse City Grand Rapids
  11. 11. Thursday May 5 Social Safety Net (Grand Rapids) Whirlpool (Benton Harbor) Community Reception (Detroit) Grand Rapids Detroit Benton Harbor
  12. 12. Friday May 6 Focus Hope (Detroit) The Shrinking of Detroit (Detroit) Education Reform (Detroit) Detroit Ann Arbor
  13. 13. <ul><li>Information Needed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>* Name – for Name Badge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* Biographical Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* Photograph </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* Health Info </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* Background Check </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Field Guide Information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Biographical Information of Fellow Scholars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photographs of Scholars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Daily Itinerary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hotel Contact Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brief Description of Stops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bio Information of Speakers @ Sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Articles </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Travel Arrangement Information *King/Double beds/No preference *Smoking/non-smoking *Dietary restrictions : meals & snacks *Polo Shirt size
  16. 16. <ul><li>Packing Suggestions </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>* Comfortable travel attire </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- nice but casual for daytime wear </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- casual but dressy for evening wear </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>*Light coat or sweater </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>*Comfortable walking shoes </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>*All toiletries </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>*Medication: prescription drugs, aspirin </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>*Sunglasses </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>*Travel umbrella, alarm clock </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>*Camera/film </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>*Sunscreen </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>*Hat/visor </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Transportation We will be traveling on a 54-passenger Royal Transportation motor coach. The coach comes equipped with the following: *air-conditioning *video cassette recorder and six monitors *bathroom *reclining seats *galley for a cooler/snacks *audio system and microphone *overhead storage *individual controls for lights/air-conditioning
  18. 18. <ul><li>Stuff </li></ul><ul><ul><li>* Snacks/beverages will be provided in coolers in the rear </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* We encourage you to sit with somebody new each day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* Have your bags on the bus 20 minutes prior to departure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* The bus driver will handle loading/unloading, but we ask that you carry your own bags to the curb each day - unless you need assistance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* We encourage you not to bring more than two bags (ONE would be better!) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* Follow Car – Grad Assistant </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Other Stuff </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Long Days </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Arrive @ Fleming Building by 6:30 AM on Monday – bus will leave at 7:15 AM; Return by 6:30 PM on Friday </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Parking @ Thompson St. Structure on 7 th floor – (blue/gold pass – we can provide a pass for the week but you need to let us know) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Very Important to be on time </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Limit use of ‘technology’ while at sites – internet at hotels </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MRS Facebook site coming soon </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fun and Learning </li></ul></ul></ul>