Faculty Resource Network

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 (Around 8 years ago)


Network Winter 2008:

The Faculty Resource Network’s winter programs application is now available! Faculty from member institutions, selected through a competitive application process, come together for intensive seminars taking place on the campus of the University of the Sacred Heart in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This is an opportunity for faculty to revitalize their research and teaching, to reconnect with developments in their fields, and to share exciting and stimulating informal exchanges with colleagues from institutions nationwide.

The Network Winter Seminars are a series of one-week seminars on a broad range of topics that occur concurrently.

This year’s seminars will run concurrently from Wednesday, January 9-13, 2008 and include the following seminars:

 “Puerto Rican Culture at the Borderlands”  “Successful Online Course Development”  “War and Morality”

To apply for participation in a Network Winter 2008 seminar and for more information about the program, please visit our website at http://www.nyu.edu/frn/programs.events/enrichment/network.winter.seminar.html. The application deadline for Network Winter 2008 is Friday, September 14, 2007.

Symposium 2007 “Advancing Women and the Underrepresented in the Academy”:

November 16-17, 2007 Hosted by Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, North Carolina

When viewed through the lens of the past few decades, a quick glance at the enrollment statistics in today’s institutions of higher learning can seemingly reveal much about which to be optimistic. Women and the underrepresented are applying to college, graduating, and entering the workforce at record rates. The face of today’s student body increasingly appears to be a microcosm of American society. But an analysis of the demographics of the leaders on today’s campuses points to a series of startling disparities. Women and minorities pursue fewer advanced degrees, occupy a smaller percentage of tenured positions, and, on average, earn lower salaries than their white male counterparts. The hard sciences are represented by a woefully small number of women, and the struggle to level the playing field for minorities in the academy is moving, as one scholar notes, “at glacial speed.” Historically underrepresented students are occupying a greater number of seats in today’s college and university classrooms, but they are finding that the leaders — the role models — who stand at the front of these classrooms do not adequately represent them.

Why does the modern academy lag behind other professions in its advancement of women and minorities? Why is there an absence of these populations in faculty applicant pools, and why is the “glass ceiling” of leadership still so difficult to penetrate? How are colleges and universities to respond to this alarming situation, and how are they to foster observable indicators of improvement? What changes need to be made at the grassroots level of curriculum design to promote more lasting interest in professional academic careers among underrepresented populations? What changes need to be implemented at the administrative level to achieve more representational hiring and promotion practices? Through keynote talks, breakout sessions, and plenary presentations, the Faculty Resource Network’s National Symposium on “Advancing Women and the Underrepresented in the Academy” will invite critical analysis of these and other related questions.

The Faculty Resource Network invites you to register for the “Advancing Women and the Underrepresented in the Academy” Symposium by visiting our web-site at http://www.nyu.edu/frn/programs.events/national.symposium/2007.national.symposium.html.

Registration Deadline| November 7, 2007 Hotel Reservation Deadline| October 15, 2007

Participation in the National Symposium is free of charge for faculty members and administrators from Faculty Resource Network and Leadership Alliance member institutions. To see if your institution is a member of the Faculty Resource Network or Leadership Alliance, please click here. For faculty members and administrators from non-member institutions the registration fee is $150.00. Upon registration, an invoice will be e-mailed to faculty and administrators from non-member institutions. The registration fee may either be paid prior to arrival in Charlotte, or at the time of registration by check, cash, or credit card.

Hotel Information For your convenience, a block of rooms has been reserved for attendees of the Faculty Resource Network National Symposium at the Hilton Charlotte Center City Hotel, located in the center of Charlotte, North Carolina. The Hilton Charlotte offers outstanding facilities, including a recreational area and swimming pool, onsite restaurant, and central location within minutes of Charlotte’s financial district.

To take advantage of this special hotel arrangement, please call Hilton Reservations at 800.445.8667. When reserving your room mention that you are with a conference group and provide reference code NYU. Please have your personal credit card ready to guarantee your reservation. Rooms are on reserve for November 15, 16, and 17, 2007. For the best room selection and availability, please make your plans as early as possible. A limited number of rooms are available at the group rate until the room block has been filled, or until October 15, 2007, after which the normal rate and availability restrictions will apply.

Special Symposium Rate Standard Rooms: 109.00/Night

For more information on the amenities of the Hilton Charlotte Center City, please visit www.hilton.com. * The room rate is for single or double occupancy, exclusive of taxes. Payment must be made with a major credit card or cash instrument. Checks and third party credit cards are not accepted.

University Associates Program:

The University Associates program enables full-time faculty members of Network colleges to come to New York University throughout the academic year and summer to use some of NYU’s academic facilities. University Associates can make use of their year-long tenure by auditing courses (except summer); researching in the nine University libraries; and by participating in open departmental or interdisciplinary colloquia, lectures, symposia and seminars.

University Associates may apply for one or all semesters in the academic year and summer, and may audit one class per semester (except in the summer, when class auditing privileges are not available.) Upon completion of each semester as University Associate, participants are required to submit to their Liaison Officers a brief description of academic work accomplished during that semester. A copy of the report should be sent to the Faculty Resource Network offices. Continuation of University Associates privileges is contingent upon submission of the report.

To apply to be a University Associate for the spring semester and for more information about the program, please visit our website at http://www.nyu.edu/frn/programs-year-associate-apply.nyu . The application deadline for spring University Associates is Friday, October 12, 2007.

Academic Year Scholar-in-Residence Program: (For Full-Member Institutions)

The Scholar-in-Residence program allows faculty from Full-Member Network institutions, who are either on leave or sabbatical from their home institution to come to New York University to engage in research, develop curricula, and/or produce manuscripts for publication. The program allows Scholars to explore new dimensions in their disciplines; to engage in intellectual exchange and investigate resources not available to them at their home institutions; to broaden their own pedagogical expertise; to enrich existing courses or create new ones; and to expand professional contacts. Participation in the SIR program not only enhances the faculty members’ knowledge and skills, but also significantly contributes to the intellectual environment of their home institutions as they share what they learn with their colleagues and students.

Throughout their residency at the University, Scholars confer periodically with New York University faculty who serve as Research Consultants and who are both aware of the Scholars’ project and knowledgeable in their field. Each Research Consultant is able to offer collegial discussion, friendly and constructive criticism, and information on New York City and NYU resources. The Network identifies each Research Consultant and provides the time and place of the initial meeting between the SIR and Consultant during the orientation meeting. The ties that develop between Research Consultants and Network Scholars often become the basis of on-going professional relationships that last well beyond the period of the direct participation in the Scholar-in-Residence program.

To apply to be a Scholar-in-Residence for the spring semester and for more information about the program, please visit our website at http://www.nyu.edu/frn/programs-year-scholar.nyu#apply. The application deadline for fall Scholar-in-Residence is Friday, October 12, 2007.

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