Maverick Advantage Faculty Engagement (MAFE)

What is it?

The purpose of the Maverick Advantage Faculty Engagement (MAFE) program is to educate, prepare, and support faculty with integrating the Maverick Advantage into their academic courses, including research, internships, etc. through coursework. A Pilot Program was launched in the fall of 2019 through a cooperative effort within a collaborative board consisting of the MAFE leadership team, along with faculty and staff leaders.


MAFE Faculty Fellows Program

What does a MAFE Faculty Fellow do?

Get information on the MAFE Faculty Fellows Program and learn how to apply to be a Fellow

Learn More About MAFE

Visit the MAFE website to learn more about the program.

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Integration of the Maverick Advantage Distinguishing Actives into Academic Courses

Global experiences provide meaningful interaction with the world, whether abroad or within your own “glocal” community. These experiences help students develop global competencies and enhance cross-cultural understanding.

Examples of global engagement in academic courses may include having students:

  • Take part in a study abroad experience
  • Virtually connect on a program with people in another culture or country
  • Become involved in a world event
  • Work on multicultural projects within the local community
Career development experiences enable students to explore, engage, and develop through experiential activities that enable them to reach lifelong professional and personal success. It involves building and enhancing proficiencies and knowledge that will advance students’ careers – time and conflict management, team planning and development, marketable skills, experience in diverse environments, and more.

Examples of career development in academic courses may include having students:

  • Build their resume, actively participate in a career expo, or take part in mock interviews
  • Do an internship, participate in field experiences and clinicals
  • Do public speaking engagements within their field of study and/or present at meetings and conferences related to their future goals
  • Develop a professional network through professional organizations within their college and beyond
Leadership experiences help students discover personal strength and gain essential competencies employers are looking for. These experiences foster skills and qualities such as mentorship, inclusive interaction with diverse groups of people, integrity, and relationship-building that support them on a journey to becoming an effective leader.

Examples of leadership development in academic courses may include having students:

  • Work in a team
  • Lead a class project
  • Present at a conference
  • Be a committee representative
Community engagement happens within and beyond the boundaries of campus through intentional experiences in academic courses. Through service learning and experiential projects, students and nonprofit agencies form a reciprocal relationship, which fosters an awareness of civic and personal challenges, creates growth of mind and heart, and spurs innovation and skills.

Examples of community engagement (service learning) in academic courses may include having students:

  • Help a local nonprofit reach their goals
  • Collaborate with a UTA department to fulfill their needs
  • Work with a municipality to learn how to be civically engaged
  • Support educational initiatives within the community
Research is a priority from undergraduate through doctoral and post-doctoral levels and can be conducted through classes across multiple disciplines.

Examples of research in academic courses may include having students:
  • Collect data through surveys and personal interviews, then analyze their findings and relate the data to course content
  • Conduct naturalistic observations in an organization, social setting, etc.
  • Develop original works through creative practice and activities
  • Participate in research through a variety of methodologies