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
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 email@example.com or on their web site at www.nyu.edu/frn