MCS Policy Center Hosts the UMaine Faculty Fellows Program
The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center is administering the UMaine Faculty Fellows Program. The program launched in December 2013 to provide a professional development opportunity for UMaine faculty, and in turn, to strengthen the scope and impact of the University of Maine.
The Faculty Fellows Program trains leaders from within the faculty population who can serve as ambassadors to the legislature, business, and wider community. The program currently includes 20 faculty members, selected from departments across campus. Each Signature and Emerging Area of research and education at UMaine is represented by two faculty. Participants in the program meet once a month for training sessions which provide hands-on experience in effective communication, engagement, and collaboration strategies. One workshop, for example, was conducted by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science and was aimed at training research scientists to communicate more effectively with the public. Through this innovative training and networking experience UMaine is building stronger bridges with Maine’s diverse constituencies.
For more details on current Faculty Fellows please see http://umaine.edu/blueskyfacultyfellows/current-blue-sky-faculty-fellows/