University of Michigan

Michigan Road Scholar Tour

Application for the 2015
Michigan Road Scholar Tour

A link to the online application for the 2015 MRS Tour will be available from 11/7 - 12/7. APPLY HERE
The 2015 tour includes stops in Alpena, Detroit Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, St. Ignace and Traverse City.

Mark your calendar

Application process: 11/7 - 12/7
Dinner at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 3/26, 6 - 9pm
Orientation at the Michigan Union, 4/6, 6 - 7:30pm
2015 MRS Tour, 5/4 - 5/8

View the Video of the 2014 MRS Tour

About The Michigan Road Scholar Tour

The Michigan Road Scholar Tour takes faculty of the University of Michigan (U-M) on a five-day traveling seminar on the State of Michigan. 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 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.

In addition, the experience will help to develop beneficial ties and promote interdisciplinary discussion among the touring faculty; a look at past tours demonstrates the diverse itineraries enjoyed by past scholars.

The annual Michigan Road Scholar Tour, funded by the U-M Office of the Provost, receives tour planning and staffing from U-M Office of the Vice President for Government Relations (OVPGR) State Outreach Office and reports to Vice President Cynthia Wilbanks.

U-M OVPGR staff involved in the Road Scholar Tour include Dana Sitzler (also project manager of the tour) and Mike Rein, associate directors of State Outreach, Veronica Johnson, director of the Lansing Service Center and Debbie Schilz, administrative assistant intermediate.

For additional information regarding the Michigan Road Scholar Tour please contact Dana Sitzler at (734) 763-4755 or