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NYU Faculty Resource Network

The Faculty Resource Network is a faculty enrichment consortium of over 50 smaller liberal arts colleges and universities and New York University. The Network has been in existence since 1984 and serves all faculty members from member institutions and affiliated consortia. Programs are broad-based and wideranging, addressing topics in the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, education, and new technology.
Member institutions include: Benedict College, Bennett College, Chaminade University, Chicago State University, Clark Atlanta University, College of New Rochelle, Dillard University, Fairfield University, Hampton University, Huston-Tillotson College, Johnson C. Smith University, Manhattan College, Manhattanville College, Marymount College, Marymount Manhattan College, Morehouse College, New York University, Ramapo College, Richard Stockton College, Saint Peter’s College, Spelman College, Talladega College, Tougaloo College, Union College, University of Hartford, University of the Sacred Heart, Wagner College, and Xavier University.
The Network offers lectures, performances, and special events throughout the year for faculty of member institutions. The Network provides other opportunities. First, the Network sponsors one-week long summer seminars on a variety of topics. Jordana Dym (History), Dan Curley (Classics), Viviana Rangil (FLL), David Vella (Mathematics), and Ela Lepkowska-White (Management and Business), have been recent participants from Skidmore. Second, the Network invites applications for Associates, who will have library privileges and, depending on availability, a New York University faculty host to discuss topics of mutual interest. Although there is no stipend associated with this program, Skidmore faculty may seek financial assistance from Faculty Development grants or from the Ad Hoc funds administered by the Office of the Dean of the Faculty to help with travel costs. Third, the Network accepts a limited number of scholars in residence, usually for a term or summer (though a shorter time period may be arranged during a semester) or one month in the summer, for whom housing and library privileges are provided. This program may fit neatly with sabbatical leaves of Skidmore faculty. Fourth, faculty who may require short-term housing to pursue professional interests in New York City may request housing at NYU at a very moderate rate on an as-available basis.
There are other potentially useful ways to tap into the Network. Faculty who are working on grant proposals may benefit from a reading by NYU faculty members who have been successful applicants.  Those who want to initiate a summer workshop or seminar may find colleagues at Network institutions to be supportive. 
Viviana Rangil, Associate Professor of Spanish, World Languages and Literatures, is the Skidmore liaison officer for the Network.
You may also reach the Network by e-mail at or on their web site at