Faculty Development Opportunities Available through the Faculty Resource Network

Date: 02-21-2020

Fairfield University benefits from being part of the Faculty Resource Network, which offers programs and events year-round that serve to provide faculty from member institutions, including NYU, with a broad range of faculty development opportunities. The FRN offers intensive summer seminars, national symposia, and more. To learn more and register/apply for any of these programs, please see the links below.  Or, for information about the ways in which Fairfield faculty has participated in the FRN in the past, or to get in touch with faculty on campus who can share their experiences with FRN programs, feel free to email the Center for Academic Excellence at cae@fairfield.edu.


Date: June 8 -12, 2020

Location: New York University Washington Square Campus

Application Deadline: Friday, February 21, 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, FRN places a special emphasis on teaching methodologies that will have a direct impact on the undergraduate curriculum and educational experience.

This year’s seminar descriptions and applications are now online. To learn more, please see FRN's website at:


2020 Summer Scholar-in-Residence Programs

Date: June 1-26, 2020

Location: New York University Washington Square Campus

Application Deadline: Friday, February 21, 2020

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. Additionally, FRN faculty members are eligible for special summer residencies, the Michael Fassiotto and Calvin B. Grimes fellowships.

To learn more and to apply, please see the FRN website at:




For more information, contact Carol Ann Davis / 8438147159 / cdavis13@fairfield.edu