Welcome to the September 2023 Edition of the FRN Newsletter!
The Faculty Resource Network is celebrating 40 years of delivering professional development programs meeting the needs of faculty and administrators across the country! We look forward to another 40 years of service.With a new season upon us where leaves turn vibrant shades of red and gold, we welcome you all back to your respective campuses to kick off what will be a wonderful academic year filled with continued growth, discovery and many achievements.In this edition, we are pleased to announce new workshops and programs for your perusal and spotlight many of our longtime faculty participants and their contributions to higher education. Thank you for being a part of our community. We are here to support you in your academic endeavors and we wish you a successful and fulfilling semester ahead! The Faculty Resource Network and NYU Center for Faculty Advancement Team
- FRN Generative AI Virtual Workshops | Register to Attend
October 13, 2023
- Spring 2024 Scholar Remote Fellowship | Apply to Participate
- Spring 2024 Scholar-in-Residence | Apply to Participate
- Spring 2024 University Associates | Apply to Participate
October 27, 2023
- FRN Network Winter 2024 | Apply to Participate
December 8, 2023
- FRN Teach Share 2024 | Proposal Submission
January 15, 2024
- FRN Teach Share 2024 | Registration
FRN Programs of Note
FRN Network Winter Seminars
The FRN Network Winter Program will be held January 8-12, 2024 in San Juan, Puerto Rico hosted on the campus of Universidad del Sagrado Corazón. The program will include intensive concurrent seminars designed to enhance participants’ teaching and scholarship in the classroom, and within their respective disciplines.This winter’s seminars include: Accounting for the Stages of a Genocide; Feminist Reproductive Ethico-Politics; and The Documentary Image: Politics, Ethics, and Pedagogy. Learn more and apply by Friday, October 27, 2023!
Call for Responses from Library Faculty and Administrators
Submit a Proposal for 2024 FRN Teach Share
Save the Date: FRN Network Summer 2024
In the Spotlight
Investing in Faculty Resources Brings the Best of All Worlds to Your School
Evelyn I. Rodriguez, Ph.D. (University of San Francisco) discusses her experience as a faculty member at the University of San Francisco (USF) and shares the limitations faced by smaller institutions in terms of research and teaching tools. She hails the FRN as a solution for smaller schools to provide their faculty access to top-tier resources. She shares, “I have been able to access and utilize NYU’s 10-library system, which constitutes the fourth largest library system in the nation, with over 16 million volumes. And I have been able to learn from, exchange ideas with, and become connected to, brilliant and innovative colleagues from Hawai’i to Puerto Rico.” Read her testimonial now!
The Benefits of Continued Participation in FRN Faculty Development Programs
Paul E. Wilson, Ph.D. (Shaw University) is a self-proclaimed veteran of FRN Network seminars and an enthusiast for FRN programs overall including the FRN Scholar Remote Fellowship Program and the FRN Leadership Initiative Program. He shares that the FRN has been immensely valuable in his academic journey and urges peers and colleagues alike to apply. “If pedagogy is your jam, go. If research excites you, like it does me, go…Maybe I will be sharing seminar notes with you after a mid-day meal.” Dr. Wilson will lead a winter seminar for the FRN in January, read his testimonial now!
Opportunities for FRN Faculty
FRN Special Programming: Generative AI
Participate in FRN Special Programming: September Generative AI Virtual Workshops and Zoomside Chats
We invite our community members to a series of FRN special programming at the end of September: four virtual workshops and a “Zoomside Chat” around ChatGPT and other generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools. The workshops will provide hands-on experience, recommended practices, and interactive discussions about generative AI and its use in and out of the classroom by having attendees converse with instructional technologists, educational designers, and other faculty members. The Zoomside Chats will allow faculty and staff to share experiences, ask questions, and exchange ideas about the challenges and advantages of using generative AI tools.
Each workshop and “Zoomside Chat” will be conducted twice, once on Thursday, September 28, 2023, 12:00-4:00 p.m. ET and once on Friday, September 29, 2023, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET via Zoom. You can attend one or all of the sessions on one or both days.
Please register to receive the Zoom links before the workshops and Zoomside chats begin. In the meantime, save the date(s) to your calendar!
For additional details, including session descriptions, visit the FRN website.
NYU Teaching & Learning Generative AI Virtual Conference
We also invite our FRN community members to join us at NYU’s all-day, Teaching and Learning with Generative AI Virtual Conference on Friday, October 27, 2023, 9am–6pm EDT. We will also conduct pre-conference virtual workshops for faculty and staff the previous day, Thursday, October 26, 2023, 8am–12pm EDT.
Lead an FRN Network Program Seminar
FRN Network Summer and FRN Network Winter are two of our most successful programs reaching over 250 faculty and administrators annually. If you would like to lead an FRN seminar during FRN Network Summer or FRN Network Winter, we welcome you to propose a topic for a future program cycle. Within each program of study, we place a special emphasis on teaching methodologies that will have a direct impact on the undergraduate curriculum and educational experience. Successful seminars are those that can reach a broad range of faculty across disciplines. Submit a seminar proposal now!
NYU’s Immersive Technology Lab (iTLAB) Introduces FRN Remote Services
NYU’s Immersive Technology Lab (iTLAB) offers support to faculty exploring the potential of XR (eXtended reality) technologies. Our remote services for the Faculty Resource Network (FRN) include consultations for beginner, intermediate, and advanced XR needs; remotely guided introductions to virtual reality for FRN members that have access to VR equipment; and guidance in determining the best methods to achieve goals exploring the potential of XR technologies. Sign up for a consultation.
FRN Faculty News
Erica Williams’ (Spelman College) co-edited publication, Speechifying: The Words and Legacy of Johnnetta Betsch Cole, authored by Johnnetta Betsch Cole and co-edited by Celeste Watkins-Hayes was published by Duke University Press in August 2023. Speechifying collects the most important speeches of Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole—noted Black feminist anthropologist, the first Black female president of Spelman College, former director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art, and former chair and president of the National Council of Negro Women.
Michael Datcher’s (New York University) children’s book, Harlem at Four, an ode to his daughter named Harlem and Harlem the neighborhood, will be in bookstores on September 19, 2023. Along with award-winning Illustrator Frank Morrison, a Book Launch Party will take place at Lower East Side’s P & T Knitwear on September 19, 7:00 p.m. ET at 180 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002.
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