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“Faculty Ambassadorial Initiative (FAI): An Innovative Way to Engage Faculty in the Recruitment of High Achieving Students” Presented by JT Spence, Ph.D., and Amy Thistlethwaite, Ph.D.

Awarded a President’s Faculty Innovation Grant as a faculty-driven research/project.

The FAI is being proposed as a strategy to increase the number and quality of students applying to and subsequently attending the University, resulting from their interaction with a TMU faculty at their home institutions. By showcasing the enthusiasm and expertise of TMU faculty to high school juniors in advanced classes, it is anticipated that the University will be more readily seen as a preferred choice among potential recruits. The final product of the proposed program will be an implementation plan that can be used to expand the program to include additional schools with TMU faculty willing to serve as ambassadors.