Guest lecturer in Gates Auditorium A Visiting Fellows program is exciting to our current faculty and students alike. Faculty see opportunities to learn from peers and combine new ideas and disciplines into their work and research. Importantly, the addition of a Visiting Fellows program would provide more flexibility for permanent faculty members to teach in teams or teach off campus. Further, visiting scholars would provide public lectures to the entire MDI community, adding culturally and intellectually important voices to our community as we steward this remarkable island.

A Visiting Fellows program at COA will also help us diversify the ethnic, religious, and political perspectives of our campus. Our students come from all over the US and the globe. We want our faculty to reflect this diversity and more closely represent the world our students will enter after graduation.