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Welcome to the December 2023 Edition of the FRN Newsletter!

It is with great pleasure and a touch of nostalgia that we present to you our final newsletter of 2023.  

We celebrate the academic achievements and personal triumphs within our community and also acknowledge the broader context in which we find ourselves. We recognize the resilience and courage exhibited by our students, faculty, and staff in the face of global challenges, and we are reminded that education is not only about academic excellence but also about nurturing compassionate and resilient individuals.

Thank you for being an integral part of the Faculty Resource Network community as we strive to make a meaningful impact on higher education. Wishing you moments of reflection, rejuvenation, and connection as we transition into a new year.


The Faculty Resource Network and NYU Center for Faculty Advancement Team


December 8, 2023 

January 15, 2024 

February 23, 2024 

  • Summer 2024 Scholar-in-Residence Program | Apply Now!
  • Summer 2024 Michael E. Fassiotto Scholar Residency | Apply Now!
  • Summer 2024 Calvin B. Grimes Scholar Residency | Apply Now!

April 19, 2024 

    • Summer 2024 Scholar Remote Fellowship Program | Apply Now!
    • Summer 2024 University Associates Program | Apply Now!

FRN Programs of Note

Submit a Proposal for 2024 FRN Teach Share

January 16–18, 2024, the Faculty Resource Network (FRN) will host its annual Teach Share program via Zoom during a three-day event. We invite all interested FRN faculty, instructional designers, and educational technologists to submit a proposal for a 10-minute case study presentation around strategies, tools, techniques, and challenges for integrating, avoiding, or forbidding generative AI into student assignments and assessments (student use) or for helping to using generative AI to create assignments and assessments (faculty use).

The deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, December 8, 2023 by 11:59 p.m. ET. You will be notified if your proposal is accepted by Friday, December 15, 2023.

Save the Date: FRN Network Summer 2024

Mark your calendars for the upcoming FRN Network Summer Program, June 10-14, 2024. FRN summer seminars focus on the latest educational trends across disciplines to enhance and elevate the pedagogical landscape. Network with colleagues across the country and explore innovative teaching strategies. The list of summer offerings and registration details will be released in January 2024. Learn more about FRN seminars.

In the Spotlight

The Faculty Resource Network: A Professional Friend

Cynthia Pittmann, Ph.D. (University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras), highlights the impact the FRN has had on her professional development and that of her students for the last 10 years. The FRN Network Program seminars she has attended through the years have allowed her to improve her teaching skills and implement timely curriculum changes, which she details have become trusted sources of information, keeping her updated on the latest pedagogical topics, techniques, and methods. Read Cynthia’s testimonial now!

The Crown Jewel of Visiting Scholar Programs

Emanuel Boussios, Ph.D. (Nassau Community College), expresses his thanks for the opportunities and resources through the Faculty Resource Network that have enriched his research, his classroom, and his home institution. He writes, “My home institution has benefited from the new insights and perspectives I have gained during my stays as an FRN visiting scholar, as I have brought a new vitality to the classroom as well as the academic community at large. For this, I am so grateful.” Read Emanuel’s testimonial now!

Opportunities for FRN Faculty

Exciting New Faculty Residency Opportunity!

We are thrilled to announce a wonderful faculty summer residency opportunity, co-sponsored by the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (KJCC) at New York University. The Center promotes research and teaching on Spain and the Spanish-speaking world at New York University, including free public programs for a general audience that highlight the history, politics, and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. This residency opportunity is available for the month of July 2024 and includes faculty housing with physical and electronic access to the NYU Division of Libraries and the use of an office in the KJCC, among other resources provided by the Faculty Resource Network. We encourage early-career and junior faculty to consider this residency, which is open to scholars whose research and teaching align with the KJCC’s missionInterested faculty should email us at for more information.

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.

News Around the Network

Dr. Eric D. Lamore (University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez) has successfully published a new book titled Abigail Field Mott’s The Life and Adventures of Olaudah Equiano: A Scholarly Edition, an adaptation of Olaudah Equiano’s Interesting Narrative, published for Black children in 1829. The book is available for order now!Chaminade University of Honolulu received a $750,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to expand its Higher Education in Prison (HEP) program. The program, focused on rehabilitation through education, aims to provide incarcerated individuals with new perspectives and goals to help them reintegrate into society successfully. Currently serving only male inmates at Halawa Correctional Facility, Chaminade plans to extend the program to include the Women’s Community Correctional Center and the Saguaro Prison in Arizona. The goal is to expand degree offerings, emphasizing a humanities and liberal arts curriculum in a culturally responsive manner.Spelman College has been named a 2023 Fulbright Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Institutional Leader by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. This designation recognizes the College’s strong engagement with the Fulbright Program, showcasing its commitment to international academic exchange. Spelman has received this honor for four consecutive years. The College emphasizes global engagement for its students, with 53 participants in the Fulbright Fellows Program to date.

Assistant Professor of Social Work, Dr. Colleen Martinez, and Adjunct Faculty Member Jeena Williams (Ramapo College of New Jersey) recently had a chapter published in White Supremacy, and Racial Justice Reckoning With Our History, Interrogating our Present, Reimagining our Future. In their chapter “Envisioning Anti-Racist Social Work Organizational Change: Amplifying the Grey Literature,” they aim to answer the question “what do social work organizations need to do to become anti-racist?” by conducting a qualitative analysis of grey literature on the topic. For more information, including a resource document that contains live links to source documents included in the review, email Dr. Martinez at 

Two professors at Stockton University were honored at the Stockton Council of Black Faculty and Staff’s 39th annual Scholarship Award Dinner and Dance. Janice Joseph, a distinguished professor of criminal justice, and Beverly Vaughn, a professor of music and Stockton’s vocal/choral program coordinator, received lifetime achievement awards for their 64 years of combined teaching. The council, celebrating 51 years of service, has awarded $273,500 in scholarships to date.

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Submit an Op-Ed or Testimonial

The FRN would like to invite members to submit opinions and editorials (also known as Op-Eds) about higher education or testimonials about the value of the FRN for inclusion in our upcoming newsletters. For Op-Ed Writing Tips, visit the OpEd Project. Submit your Op-Ed here.

Call for FRN Faculty and Institution News

Submit news about your research, grants, book releases, conference presentations, or your institution for inclusion in our upcoming newsletters. Submit your news here.

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