Faculty Resource Network - Millenial Student Conference

Wednesday, August 23, 2006 (Around 9 years ago)

Faculty Resource Network at New York University

Last year, the Faculty Resource Network (FRN) based at New York University invited Gustavus to become an associate member of their nationally-recognized faculty development initiative. We are the only Midwestern institution invited to join this collaboration that includes major East Coast universities as well as historically Black colleges and universities and Latino-serving institutions. (The FRN is hoping to add some Tribal colleges soon.) Their programs offer rich faculty development opportunities to an intentionally diverse set of institutions.

National Symposium — an annual event described on the reverse of this page. Registration is free for faculty at member institutions, but they must pay travel and lodging costs.

Network Winter — an annual event held in January; faculty at member institutions who are accepted have registration and lodging provided but must pay their transportation costs. This winter’s program will feature three intensive seminars which will run concurrently on the campuses of Sacred Heart University and the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras in San Juan, Puerto Rico during the week of January 8-12, 2007. Faculty participants from member institutions, selected through a competitive application process, will have the opportunity to participate in either “Global Climate Change: Science, Policy, Curriculum”, “New Trends in Teaching English as a Second Language” or “The Puerto Rican Dilemma: National Identity within the Borders of the American Nation.”

Network Summer — a set of week-long seminars held at NYU’s Washington Square Campus in June. This is probably the most interesting opportunity for our faculty because of the range of topics and the fact that travel, lodging, most meals, registration, and materials are all provided at no cost. Acceptance into the seminars is competitive, but the paperwork is not onerous. Topics for the upcoming summer tentatively include BIO 2010, The New Europe, teaching Native American history, race theory, teaching civic engagement, public health, and more. Faculty who participated last summer - Amy Fry, Alisa Rosenthal, Mark Granquist, Colleen Jacks, and Tom LoFaro - can share their experiences if you’re interested.

For more about the FRN, see their Website: http://www.nyu.edu/frn. If you have questions, feel free to contact Barbara Fister (x7553 or fister@gustavus.edu).

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