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    "The discussion was so spirited and we argued hard and discussed passionately, but respectfully, with each other and the session leader. It was a hunt for the most intelligent, defensible interpretations, and ego and competition had no place in the room... I can’t imagine a better way to approach difficult, multi-faceted material than a session like that."
    - Jacques Bailly, Associate Professor, Classics

     

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    "For me the experience was unparalleled for two reasons: networking opportunity and exposure to new content... It was refreshing and enlightening to reflect on my own institution through the lenses of individuals living in different parts of the country." 
    - Cynthia Reyes, Associate Professor, Middle Level Education and Literacy Education

     

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    "I recommend this program wholeheartedly -- it is an invaluable resource for UVM faculty for enriching their own teaching and research."
    - Pablo Bose, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography

     

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    "I would certainly recommend these opportunities to all faculty. The chance to meet and speak with faculty from other institutions about issues and topics that may (or may not) be exactly those on which you spend most of your time is not to be missed."
    - Julie Roberts, Professor and Director, Linguistics Program, Department of Romance Languages & Linguistics

     

The University of Vermont is a member of the Faculty Resource Network, a national consortium of 50 universities and colleges centered at New York University (NYU).

The Faculty Resource Network offers a Scholar-in-Residence program in which participants spend either a semester-long sabbatical or a month-long summer residency engaging in research, revising and developing curricula, and producing manuscripts for publication.  Additionally, the Network hosts a series of week-long intensive seminars designed to enhance the teaching and scholarship of participants at their home institutions.

The Network invites you to submit an application to participate in their 2020 summer seminars, summer scholar-in-residence program.

This is an opportunity to study a topic of importance to your teaching and research in a collegial environment.  Successful applicants are provided with accommodations in residence halls, breakfast and lunch for the seminar week, as well as all the reading materials required for the program.

These opportunities are available to UVM tenure and non-tenure track faculty whose primary assignment is teaching, and who have at least a .75 FTE for nine months or more.

FRN Summer Seminars

One-week seminars at New York University's Washington Square Campus, participants are exposed to the most recent scholarship in their fields while being given the opportunity to develop teaching and curriculum strategies for direct classroom application.

The summer seminar experience offers:

  • Lectures
  • Field trips
  • Presentations
  • Research
  • Hands-on demonstrations
  • Interactive discussions

Network Summer 2020: Monday June 8th to Friday June 12th, 2020

Network Summer is one of the largest and most successful faculty development programs in the nation. Each summer, more than two hundred fifty faculty members from Faculty Resource Network institutions converge on NYU’s campus for intensive seminars that enhance and revitalize their teaching and scholarship. 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.

Network Summer 2020 Seminars:

  • Bridging Pedagogy and Technology to Support Effective Learning
  • Creative Economy and Entrepreneurship in the Arts
  • Dramatizing History: Storytelling in the 21stCentury
  • Emotions Across Cultures
  • Fostering Mental Health and Wellbeing on University Campuses
  • Learning to Write Competitive Grant Proposals
  • Propaganda and Mass Persuasion Past and Present
  • The Craft of College Teaching
  • The 21st-Century Latin American City: Crisis and Alternatives
  • When the World Laughs: International Perspectives on Film Comedy

To apply for participation in a 2020 seminar and for more information, please visit the Faculty Resource Network website.

Please email each of the four application materials as four separate PDF attachments to Professional Development & Training(e-mail) on or before February 14, 2020 (prior to the NYU deadline).

(PLEASE NOTE: While the deadline for submitting applications to NYU is February 21, 2020, your application must be signed by Sherwood Smith, Senior Executive Director for Diversity, Engagement and Professional Development, to be considered by NYU, therefore the earlier February 14th deadline.

A copy of the application can be found on the Network Summer Application website.

The application packet for Network Summer seminars must include the following:

  • Application
  • Statement of intent*
  • Curriculum vitae
  • One letter of support from the Dean or Chair of your department

*The statement of intent should be at least one page in length indicating your intellectual and/or academic interests and the research or curricular development project you hope to produce as a result of participating in a Network faculty enrichment seminar. Indicate specific courses or programs which will benefit your institution as a result of your participation in Network Summer. The letter of support must indicate the value of your participation in Network Summer to your school or department.

About the Seminars

Details about each seminar and the conveners is available on the Faculty Resource Network website.  There you may also find answers to commonly asked questions and the Scholar-in-Residence Program.  

FRN Winter Seminars

Applications for the Winter Seminars for 2019 were due September 24, 2018 and are no longer being accepted at this time.

Find more information about the Network Winter Seminars and the conveners at the Faculty Resource Network website.   

Summer Scholar-in-Residence Programs

The Summer 2020 Summer Scholar-in-Residence program will be held from June 1 to June 26, 2020 at New York University’s Washington Square campus.

The Summer Scholar-in-Residence program allows Network faculty to come to New York University during the month of June to engage in research, develop curricula, and/or produce manuscripts for publication. The program allows scholars to explore new dimensions in their disciplines, to engage in intellectual exchange and investigate resources not available to them at their home institutions, to broaden their own pedagogical expertise, to enrich existing courses or create new ones, and to expand professional contacts.

To apply to be a Scholar-in-Residence for Summer 2020 and for more information, please visit the Faculty Resource Network website.

Semester Scholar-in-Residence Program

The Semester Scholar-in-Residence program allows Network faculty who are either on leave or sabbatical from their home institution to come to New York University to engage in research, develop curricula, and/or produce manuscripts for publication during the Fall or Spring semester. The program allows Scholars to explore new dimensions in their disciplines, to engage in intellectual exchange and investigate resources not available to them at their home institutions, to broaden their own pedagogical expertise, to enrich existing courses or create new ones, and to expand professional contacts. Participation in the SIR program not only enhances the faculty member’s knowledge and skills, but also significantly contributes to the intellectual environment of their home institutions as they share what they learn with their colleagues and students.

Research Consultants

Throughout their residency at the University, Scholars confer periodically with New York University faculty who serve as Research Consultants and who are both aware of the Scholar’s project and knowledgeable in their field. Each Research Consultant is able to offer collegial discussion, professional and constructive criticism, and information on New York City and NYU resources. The Network identifies each Research Consultant and provides the contact information of the Consultant during the orientation meeting. The ties that develop between Research Consultants and Network Scholars often become the basis of on-going professional relationships that last well beyond the period of direct participation in the Scholar-in-Residence program.

Please contact Professional Development & Training (e-mail) for program information and dates as well as application information and deadlines.

National Symposium

The National Symposiums are held each November at varying locations.  Please contact Professional Development & Training (e-mail) for program information.

UVM Faculty Testimonials

What UVM faculty members are saying about the FNR Programs:

Jacques A. Bailly, Associate Professor, Classics

The FRN session I attended was led by Prof. Gruen, one of the best-known, most active, and most respected senior scholars in the field of Ancient History. My fellow attendees were a mix of academics, most of whom were neither historians nor classicists, but were eminently qualified by their willingness, eagerness, and intelligence. The topic was ethnicity and Greco-Roman antiquity, and our readings were a mix of mostly primary texts with selected selections from secondary literature. In all, the session was most like the best workshops I have ever took, or the best graduate seminars I had in graduate school. Everyone was well prepared, more than willing to participate, and had their own perspective and expertise to bring to bear on the subject at hand. The discussion was so spirited and we argued hard and discussed passionately, but respectfully, with each other and the session leader. It was a hunt for the most intelligent, defensible interpretations, and ego and competition had no place in the room: minds changed, evidence was respected, etc. I can’t imagine a better way to approach difficult, multi-faceted material than a session like that. It was invigorating methodologically as well as in terms of specific subject knowledge. I would go again, and again, and again. It was simply superlative.  I will be bringing a good deal of what I learned in the session into my classroom, particularly next semester, when I will be teaching material relevant to the FRN session topic I attended.

Jessica Evans, Lecturer, Classics

Over the summer I attended a seminar on "Understanding Story for Social Justice" through the Faculty Resource Network at NYU. The course helped me develop ways to incorporate storytelling into my courses at UVM, both in terms of course content and practice. It was such a pleasure to have the experience of being a student again, learning not only from the instructor and guest speakers, but from colleagues as well! The FRN offers plenty of opportunities to meet and converse with colleagues from other institutions. I cannot express how grateful I am to have had the opportunity to attend this seminar!

Abigail Sperry, Lecturer, Romance Languages & Linguistics

The week of attending Global South and Cinemas of the Americas was without a doubt, a highlight of my professional development experience. A week long cinematographic journey of the Global South along with a diverse group of participants from as close as New York City and as far away as New Orleans was inspiring and energizing. I enjoyed hearing their different perspectives from a wide variety of disciplines including linguistics, architecture, film studies, and psychology. I learned so much not only from our convener, who did a fantastic job in guiding us through the films, readings and discussions with expertise and passion, but also, from the contributions and questions posed by the group.  I appreciated the opportunity to experience countries, not just Spanish-speaking, through the lens of various film directors, from 1950 up until now. It was refreshing and eye opening to be reintroduced to some iconic films as well as new and unfamiliar ones.  I thought the readings were intellectually challenging and tied in well with the films.  I show films as part of language instruction and am excited to have a new set of tools and perspectives to present and discuss as they relate to a myriad of topics that I cover in my courses including historical events, immigrant communities, indigenous cultures, and the urban experience. I would recommend this program wholeheartedly and feel very fortunate to be a part of the Faculty Resource Network experience.

Julie Roberts, Professor and Director, Linguistics Program, Department of Romance Languages & Linguistics

I would certainly recommend these opportunities to all faculty. The chance to meet and speak with faculty from other institutions about issues and topics that may (or may not) be exactly those on which you spend most of your time is not to be missed. I found the conference I attended expanded my views and knowledge on the European Union, not just in regards to language (my field) but also politics (not my field but fascinating.) Please consider taking part in the FRN offerings. They are well worth your time.

Pablo Bose, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography

Pablo Bose has participated in several different FRN programs -- he was a Scholar-in-Residence in Summer 2009 while researching immigration history in New York, he was part of a seminar on climate change politics in Spring 2010 in Puerto Rico and part of a seminar on immigration challenges in Europe during Summer 2013.  The FRN has been immensely helpful for both his teaching and research -- providing access to libraries, archives and materials, facilitating conversations and collaborations with colleagues at other institutions, and creating opportunities for new research directions.  I recommend this program wholeheartedly -- it is an invaluable resource for UVM faculty for enriching their own teaching and research.

Patricia Julien, Professor, Department of Music and Dance

I have attended five New York University Faculty Resource Network Summer Seminars.  Each has been uniquely beneficial to both my research/creative work and my teaching. The 2005 seminar “Modern Jazz and the Political Imagination” introduced me to interesting, recent scholarship on jazz as a music that has the capacity to symbolize political views and human interaction. At the time, I was putting together a new TAP class and I further investigated this body of work with my students. In 2012, I attended “New Orleans Jazz: A Metaphor for American Life.” Early jazz was a personally underexplored area in both my playing and my previous study. Through this seminar, I gained a better understanding of not just the musical features of early jazz, but also the social, economic, educational, and political aspects that influenced its development. The 2013 summer seminar “Cosmopolitanism and Pop Culture,” gave me an opportunity to address ways to help my students consider issues outside the U.S., drawing on a variety of art forms.

In 2016, I participated in the “How to Write Successful Grant Proposals” seminar and am now better equipped to write thorough and compelling grants. Most recently, “Rock and Soul: Race and Gender in American Music” has helped broaden my understanding of how the roots of jazz were also the roots of rock and soul in the US. The numerous readings and spirited conversations in the seminar will bolster my teaching of the history of jazz. Unlike the professional conferences I attend in my field, these seminars provide the opportunity to hear a topic discussed from many vantage points. I have heard from faculty participants who are economists, linguists, psychologists, visual artists, journalists, political scientists, and fellow musicians all contributing our particular interpretations of the subject under discussion. The conveners, too, have all been experts at the top of their fields. It is an inspiring and edifying way to spend a week in New York.

Cynthia Reyes, Associate Professor, Middle Level Education and Literacy Education

I had the opportunity to attend the NYU Faculty Resource Network seminar “Understanding the New Europe: Economic Dilemmas and Options” in June 2014. It was my first time attending the NYU FRN program.  There are many valuable professional development opportunities at UVM including the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Writing Across the Disciplines but there is something uniquely different about attending a course that is in a large city and is attended by faculty from other higher education institutions across the country.  For me the experience was unparalleled for two reasons: networking opportunity and exposure to new content. I made new friendships during the week within my seminar and across the program with individuals who live as close as New York and as far away as Puerto Rico. It was refreshing and enlightening to reflect on my own institution through the lenses of individuals living in different parts of the country. During the weeklong seminar my new colleagues and I could share common interests, successes, as well as challenges at our various institutions. I also appreciated the opportunity to learn new content and to experience the cognitive dissonance that some students experience in our own classrooms. Although most of the participants in my seminar had degrees in Economics and Business, I not only learned a great deal from them but it was also reaffirming to learn that many appreciated the “newness” with which I interpreted the material and questions they had never thought of outside of their own discipline. The experience was intellectually stimulating, and New York City is always an exhilarating place to visit.

Tina Escaja, Professor, Romance Languages & Linguistics

One of the highlights of my professional career at UVM has been, without a doubt, the opportunity to attend programs and events organized by the Faculty Resource Network. Thanks to our connection with NYU, I have participated in two superb Faculty Enrichment Seminars in New York City and one in San Juan, Puerto Rico, all led by major specialists in their fields. This Spring I will visit NYU as a Scholar-in-Residence, which will enable me to learn and further my current research, and also to strengthen links with faculty and affiliates while living in a city that provides excitement, engagement and myriad opportunities to enhance my creative and professional work. We are very fortunate to be part of this remarkable network.

Please be mindful of UVM application deadlines and send application materials to UVM (not NYU) as explained in each UVM application description page.  

Faculty Resource Network: Printable Details (PDF)

Contact Information

University of Vermont
Diversity, Engagement and Professional Development
Allen House
461 Main Street
Burlington, VT 05405

Paul Goldberg
Administrative Specialist
Call: 802-656-5800
Email: Paul Goldberg

Sherwood Smith
Senior Executive Director for Diversity, Engagement and Professional Development
Call:  802-656-8833
Email: Sherwood Smith