Starting in 2012, we started a new program, called “Mead Money” that encourages faculty to take students out for meals or coffee. All 700+ faculty members of the College were sent two Mead Money vouchers, each worth $10. The vouchers can be used at any University Dining Service venue, but are only valid when presented by a faculty member and student together.
The professor and student are encouraged to “eat together…tweet together” so that we can collect feedback and pictures, which we will curate on the program’s Facebook page. Please join the Facebook group so that you can view the posts.
This program has the potential to inspire hundreds of meaningful faculty/student interactions that might otherwise never take place. As it says on the Mead Money certificate, “Change will not be given. But change could happen.”