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Faculty Resource Network

The Faculty Resource Network (FRN) at New York University was established in 1984 to address the challenge faced by small liberal arts institutions in providing their faculty members with professional development opportunities in the face of limited human and financial resources. Today, the Network is an award-winning, nationally recognized faculty development initiative involving over 16,000 faculty members who teach more than 200,000 undergraduate students at a broad cross-section of colleges and universities across the country. Member institutions include NYU and 41 liberal arts colleges and universities spanning 18 states, from New York to Louisiana to Hawaii, as well as the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Among these members are 15 historically black colleges and universities and 3 Hispanic-serving institutions, including the University of Puerto Rico system. The FRN also is linked closely with the Leadership Alliance consortium, based at Brown University.

All of the Network's programs are value-added: built into each program are sessions on curriculum and course development, as well as dissemination activities. Thus, faculty participants not only work on their own projects and acquire new knowledge and skills while participating in Network residencies, seminars, workshop programs, and symposia, but also are expected to develop new, practical and effective curricula and course modules for implementation at their home institutions, and to disseminate information about new research and pedagogical techniques and tools among their colleagues and students.

New York University faculty members may participate in Network programs in a variety of ways. For further information, check the website or contact the Faculty Resource Network offices at (212) 998-2090 or by email at

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