200 Scholars from Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Research Universities, and Community Colleges to Share Research and Teaching Techniques New York University today announced the program for the Faculty Resource Network Summer Program, one of the largest faculty development programs in the U.S. Some 200 professors from 40 diverse institutions of higher learning will meet at NYU to discuss research, teaching and learning in six academic areas. The summer program begins June 8.

Since its founding in 1984, the Faculty Resource Network has provided professional development and research opportunities to more than 3,200 faculty members from historically black colleges and universities (HBCU’s), research institutions, and community colleges.

The seminars in this summer’s program, led by eminent scholars in their fields, include:

  • Theory, Policy and Practice in K-12 Education
  • The Classical World: Roots of Liberalism
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Ritual in/and Performance Studies
  • Shakespeare and the Question of Difference
  • Comparative Women’s Studies: Transnational Feminisms

Each of the seminars, which run concurrently, involves several days of classroom work for faculty members. The summer program also includes evening readings, panel discussions, and musical performances for participants.

This summer, the Faculty Resource Network will also conduct a program at Clark Atlanta University on “Rethinking African-American History and Literature through Autobiography.” This workshop is the third in a three-part series that is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities; the previous two sessions were held at NYU as part of the summer program.

The Faculty Resource Network also provides a scholar-in-residence program at NYU for individual research and study.

Funding for the Faculty Resource Network has been provided by the Ford Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Exxon Charitable Fund, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the David Educational Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Lilly Endowment Inc., the Natinal Endowment for the Humanities, the Hearst Foundation, the Madison Charitable Fund, the U.S. Dept. of Education, the National Science Foundation, the Parsons Foundation, the GE Fund, and Professor Fred Renwick.

New York University, which is located in New York’s historic Greenwich Village community, is one of the largest private universities in the U.S. Through its 13 schools and colleges, it conducts research and provides education in the arts and sciences, law, medicine, dentistry, education, business, public administration, nursing, the cinematic and performing arts.

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