The University of Arizona

Faculty Programs

A divisional core value is to work in partnership with all areas of the university, a critical component being our academic colleagues. SAEM/AISS provides numerous resources to all UA faculty, a sampling of which is represented here.

Our Goals

Engaging our academic colleagues in ongoing collaborations is a divisional core value. To that end, the SAEM/AISS offers two signature programs - Faculty Fellows and Student/Faculty Interaction (SFI) Grants – that strive to:

  • Connect UA students to the faculty and to the UA community
  • Create an individual experience for students 
  • Help students apply their classroom knowledge to real world situations


How We Do It

Faculty Fellows

Faculty Fellows is a group of over 55 outstanding UA faculty dedicated to undergraduate student engagement. Each appointed Faculty Fellow is assigned a site varying from residence halls to cultural centers or resource centers. Faculty Fellows:

  • Create avenues for student/faculty relationship building;
  • Help make a large school feel much smaller; and
  • Foster students’ connection to UA as a whole.


Student/Faculty Interaction (SFI) Grants

Student/Faculty Interaction (SFI) Grants award grants to instructors to fund activities that enhance their course curriculum and deepen learning and the student/faculty relationship. SFI Grant funded programs:

  • Bring the classroom to life
  • Make a large class feel smaller 
  • Aid career readiness

Contact Us

Caitlin Kerrigan
Campus Life
Coordinator, Faculty Programs

Amanda Kraus 
Assistant Vice President for Campus Life 

Stefon Faison
Lead Intern, Faculty Programs
Troy Ventre
Intern, Faculty Programs

Mailing Address

University of Arizona 
Admin 402
1401 E University Blvd 
Tucson, AZ 85721-0066