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Faculty Resource Network
The Faculty Resource Network is a faculty enrichment consortium of forty-one 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 wide-ranging, 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 Univesity, 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. There has been discussion about topics for the coming year such as new techniques for teaching foreign languages and another on the Sixties. Jordana Dym in History, Dan Curley in Classics, Viviana Rangil in Foreign Languages & Literatures, David Vella in Mathematics, Tom Denny in Music, Ruth Andrea Levinson in Education and Loretta Parsons in Biology, 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 Vice President for Academic Affairs and 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. Rob Linrothe of Art History, Michael Arnush of Classics, Linda Simon of English, Lary Opitz of Theater, Tom Denny of Music, and Joanna Zangrando of American Studies have enjoyed the privilege of being a Scholar-in-Residence. 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 who have been successful applicants. Those who want to initiate a summer workshop or seminar may find colleagues at Network institutions who would be supportive.
You may reach the Network by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or on their web site at www.nyu.edu/frn.
Joanna Zangrando, Professor of American Studies, is the Skidmore liaison officer for the Network.
Hudson Mohawk Association
The Hudson Mohawk Association of Colleges and Universities is a consortium of 21 institutions of higher education in Upstate New York and Western Massachusetts. The focus of the Association is to enhance its member’s activities through collaboration. Specifically, at the direction of the Board of Trustees these efforts apply to professional development, resource sharing and diversity and access. The Association acts as an organizational force to bring professionals on campus together with their colleagues at other institutions. In addition, the Association sponsors community events such as the College Fair, Parent’s Information Night, the Caravan to local high schools and community connection with secondary education.