Update on the New Community of Scholars Network Initiative

The Center’s 50th Anniversary Friends and Scholars Weekend exceeded our expectations. In brief, the Network will help participating fellows and scholars reach their stated goals, such as making a positive impact in their communities, and bringing fulfillment to both their personal and professional lives. The Network will be developed over a three-year period, piloting several different components and learning what works best for our members.

We are forming three different scholar task forces that will meet (with members both in person and connecting virtually so that geography is no obstacle) no more than four times between January and May 2015. The charge of each task force will be to advise and shape the first pilot year in one of the three areas identified: task force on connecting/community building; task force on gathering annually and, task force on supporting new scholars through graduation.

If you have an interest in participating as a member of one of the task forces, input or questions please contact dmurasky@umich.edu or 734.764.7271