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Welcome back to another academic year!

Despite these unprecedented times, the FRN team is committed as ever to continuing our work to foster connection, collaboration, and collegiality through our consortium of over 50 colleges and universities. We hope to see you at the National Symposium in November and other FRN programming throughout the year. 

Due to the continued unpredictability of COVID-19 and its variants, the hardships that recent natural disasters have caused in New Orleans and other affected areas, and the varying faculty travel policies at colleges and universities, the 2021 FRN National Symposium will now be held virtually and at no expense to registrants. While we are disappointed that we can not meet with you in person, our first priority is to ensure everyone’s safety. We apologize for any inconvenience this decision may cause. We look forward to seeing you at our online symposium on November 19 and 20.

You will continue to hear about future FRN programming through this quarterly newsletter designed especially for you – FRN’s dedicated colleagues. On behalf of everyone at the FRN, thank you for your continued engagement. Stay well and healthy! 

We encourage you to connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter if you haven’t already done so. We look forward to another exciting and engaging year with you! 

Best wishes for the fall semester,
De Angela L. Duff
Trace Jordan
Autumn Bush
and the team at NYU CFA

Upcoming FRN Events


Friday, October 15, 2021  Friday, February 25, 2022  Friday, April 15, 2022 

In the Spotlight

FRN Leadership Initiative

We are very excited to announce that the FRN Leadership Initiative has officially launched. For this inaugural series, we accepted 13 participants from Clark Atlanta University; Farmingdale State College; Marymount Manhattan College; New York University; Saint Peter's University; Stockton University; the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo and Humacao; and the University of the Sacred Heart in Puerto Rico. The virtual program will extend over the fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters. 

This Initiative will prepare emerging leaders to transform their own campuses by getting them to recognize opportunities to lead up, down, and sideways. This program will also build a leadership community across the FRN for continuing leaders who want to facilitate change and maximize collaboration within and between institutions. Ultimately, the goal of this program is to contribute to the transformation of the higher education ecosystem.

FRN Student Exchange Program

The Student Exchange Program works in conjunction with the Faculty Resource Network to provide opportunities for academic exchange to outstanding undergraduates of New York University and, currently, five Network institutions: Morehouse College, Spelman College, the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus, the University of the Sacred Heart in Puerto Rico, and Xavier University of Louisiana. Students accepted into the program spend a semester of full-time study at a host campus enjoying an experience unique to these richly historic institutions. The Student Exchange Program is offered during the spring semester of each academic year to students with sophomore or junior standing. Participating students reside in on-campus housing facilities engaging in various campus activities. Many students can satisfy major and other degree requirements while studying at one of the host schools by receiving prior written approval from their academic advisors. To learn more about the Student Exchange Program and opportunities to host students on your campus, contact us at

FRN Faculty News

President Mary Schmidt Campbell will be retiring from Spelman College at the end of this academic year. We would like to thank her for her decades of leadership in higher education at Spelman, as well as NYU.

Dr. Jorge Silva-Puras (former FRN liaison officer and executive vice president for academic affairs and provost at Sagrado Corazón University in San Juan, Puerto Rico) has been appointed to lead CUNY's School of Professional Studies. The FRN and the many friends he has made across the network send best wishes to Jorge on his new appointment.
Dr. Daniel Rodríguez-Howell (University of Puerto Rico-Humacao) was published in the peer-reviewed International Journal of Nursing and Health Care Science, Volume 01-Issue 10. “Community Alliance and Empowerment: An Interprofessional Project in Puerto Rico” culminating from his work with Dr. Michele Crespo-Fierro (NYU Nursing) during his 2019 Summer FRN Scholar-in-Residence program at NYU.

Dr. Mona El-Ghobashy’s (NYU) book Bread and Freedom: Egypt's Revolutionary Situation was published by Stanford University Press in July 2021. 

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Based at New York University, the Faculty Resource Network (FRN) is a consortium of over 50 colleges and universities that provides professional development opportunities for its partner institutions. The FRN hosts symposia, seminars, and other programming designed to improve the quality of teaching, research, and leadership development at its member and affiliate institutions. Now in our fourth decade, our mission remains clear: to foster connection, collaboration, and collegiality through a partnership of colleges and universities dedicated to faculty development.
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