2014
Michigan Road
Scholars Tour
Orientation
Agenda
 Meet and Mingle – Chance to meet your fellow travelers
 Welcome and Introductions
 Program Overview
 Movie: Fi...
Welcome
and
Introductions
Purpose
This educational tour exposes participants to the state's economy,
government and politics, culture, educational s...
Goals
• Develop among faculty an awareness of the state's distinctive
geography, economy, culture, government and politics...
Overview
• The 2014 selections made by committee of past scholars and provost office
• The annual Michigan Road Scholars t...
Michigan Road Scholars
Movie
Tour Dates:
May 5, 2014 – May 9, 2014
Monday May 5
GM Delta Township Assembly
Plant
(Lansing)
Tour of Capitol
(Lansing)
Lunch with Legislators
(Lansing)
Van And...
Tuesday May 6
Harrison Park School
(Grand Rapids)
Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi
(Gun Lake Band)
(Grand Rapi...
Wednesday May 7
Breakfast Program
Traverse City Health Clinic
West Bay Exploration
(Traverse City)
North Central Michigan ...
Thursday May 8
Business Round Tables
(Sault Ste. Marie)
Meridian New Tech School
(Sanford)
Bay City Bus Tour
(Bay City)
Di...
Friday May 9
Focus Hope
(Detroit)
D:Hive Detroit Tour
(Detroit)
Eastern Market
(Detroit)
Mexican Village
(Detroit)
Detroit...
Information Needed
* Name – for Name Badge
* Biographical Information
* Photograph
* Health Info
* Background Check
Travel Arrangement Information
*Special Needs
*Dietary restrictions : meals & snacks
* Snack Suggestions
*Polo Shirt size
Field Guide Information
• Biographical Information of Fellow Scholars
• Photographs of Scholars
• Daily Itinerary
• Hotel ...
Accommodations
May 5 Holiday Inn Downtown - Grand Rapids
May 6 Cambria Suites – Traverse City
May 7 Ramada Inn – Sault Ste...
Packing Suggestions
*Comfortable travel attire
- nice but casual for daytime wear
- casual but dressy for evening wear
*Li...
Transportation
We will be traveling on a 54-passenger Indian Trails motor coach. The
coach comes equipped with the followi...
Stuff
* Snacks/beverages will be provided in coolers in the back of the
bus
* We encourage you to sit with somebody new ea...
Other Stuff
•Wear your shirt on the first day
•Arrive @ Fleming Building by 6:30 AM on Monday – bus will
leave at 7:00 AM;...
Questions?
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Designed to increase mutual knowledge and understanding between the university and the people and communities of the state, the tour introduces participants to locations the majority of U-M students call home. It also encourages university service to the public and suggests ways faculty can address state issues through research, scholarship, and creative activity.

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Michigan Road Scholars Tour 2014orientation

  1. 1. 2014 Michigan Road Scholars Tour Orientation
  2. 2. Agenda  Meet and Mingle – Chance to meet your fellow travelers  Welcome and Introductions  Program Overview  Movie: First Road Scholars Tour – 1999  Tour Information  Q & A  Reminder: Provost Dinner on March 27th  Adjourn
  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 • Have fun
  6. 6. Overview • The 2014 selections made by committee of past scholars and provost office • The annual Michigan Road Scholars tour is funded jointly by the Provost's office and the Office of the Vice President for Government Relations • Tour planning and staffing come from the State Outreach group in the Office of the Vice President for Government Relations • Dana Sitzler, Associate Director, MRS Coordinator • Veronica Johnson, Lansing Service Center Director • Michael Rein, Associate Director • Linda Scharer, Web Designer Associate • Deborah Schilz, Administrative Support
  7. 7. Michigan Road Scholars Movie
  8. 8. Tour Dates: May 5, 2014 – May 9, 2014
  9. 9. Monday May 5 GM Delta Township Assembly Plant (Lansing) Tour of Capitol (Lansing) Lunch with Legislators (Lansing) Van Andel Institute (Grand Rapids) UM Alum Club Scholarship Reception @Gerald Ford Museum (Grand Rapids) Grand Rapids! Ann Arbor! Lansing
  10. 10. Tuesday May 6 Harrison Park School (Grand Rapids) Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi (Gun Lake Band) (Grand Rapids) Kalkaska Screw Products (Kalkaska) Dinner on the Town (Traverse City) Grand Rapids! Traverse City
  11. 11. Wednesday May 7 Breakfast Program Traverse City Health Clinic West Bay Exploration (Traverse City) North Central Michigan College (Petoskey) Beaver Meadow Creek Farms (Sault Ste. Marie) Local Foods @ Karl’s Cuisine (Sault Ste. Marie) Traverse City! Sault Ste. Marie
  12. 12. Thursday May 8 Business Round Tables (Sault Ste. Marie) Meridian New Tech School (Sanford) Bay City Bus Tour (Bay City) Dinner Program: Great Lakes Bay Region Overview (Bay City) Bay City! Sault Ste. Marie!
  13. 13. Friday May 9 Focus Hope (Detroit) D:Hive Detroit Tour (Detroit) Eastern Market (Detroit) Mexican Village (Detroit) Detroit! Ann Arbor Bay City
  14. 14. Information Needed * Name – for Name Badge * Biographical Information * Photograph * Health Info * Background Check
  15. 15. Travel Arrangement Information *Special Needs *Dietary restrictions : meals & snacks * Snack Suggestions *Polo Shirt size
  16. 16. Field Guide Information • Biographical Information of Fellow Scholars • Photographs of Scholars • Daily Itinerary • Hotel Contact Information • Brief Description of Stops • Bio Information of Speakers @ Sites • Articles
  17. 17. Accommodations May 5 Holiday Inn Downtown - Grand Rapids May 6 Cambria Suites – Traverse City May 7 Ramada Inn – Sault Ste. Marie May 8 Double Tree – Bay City
  18. 18. Packing Suggestions *Comfortable travel attire - nice but casual for daytime wear - casual but dressy for evening wear *Light coat or sweater *Comfortable walking shoes *All toiletries *Medication: prescription drugs, aspirin *Sunglasses *Travel umbrella, alarm clock *Camera/film *Sunscreen *Hat/visor
  19. 19. Transportation We will be traveling on a 54-passenger Indian Trails 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
  20. 20. Stuff * Snacks/beverages will be provided in coolers in the back of the bus * We encourage you to sit with somebody new each day * Have your bags on the bus 15 minutes prior to departure * 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 * We encourage you not to bring more than two bags (ONE would be better!) * Follow Car – Grad Assistant
  21. 21. Other Stuff •Wear your shirt on the first day •Arrive @ Fleming Building by 6:30 AM on Monday – bus will leave at 7:00 AM; Return by 6:30 PM on Friday •Parking @ Thompson St. Structure on 7th floor – (blue/gold pass – we can provide a pass for the week but you need to let us know) • Long Days • Very Important to be on time • Limit use of ‘technology’ while at sites – internet at hotels • MRS Facebook site / Twitter • Fun and Learning
  22. 22. Questions?

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