University Residences seeking 'faculty fellows' to connect with students

July 30, 2015  

University Residences' Faculty Fellow Program, for many years a source of rewarding relationships with students for faculty and staff members, is looking for 15-20 additional fellows for the coming academic year.

The program allows fellows to engage with students in informal settings, such as weekly dinners at residential dining courts or other Student Life events, like hall programs or intramural sports. It provides a way for faculty, staff and students to learn from each other outside of the constraints of the classroom.

The program's capacity has increased to ensure a one-to-one ratio of faculty fellows and resident assistants (RAs); hence the need for more fellows, says Susan Melson Huffman, assistant director of on-campus housing and the program's coordinator.

Fellows typically are assigned to a residence hall at the beginning of each academic year. Any administrative, salary-exempt faculty or staff member is eligible to apply. Applicants who wish to be considered for a fall assignment should apply by Monday (Aug. 3) or as soon as possible.
For more about the program, including an application link, visit

Questions may be directed to Huffman at 49-61795 or

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