Faculty In Residence (FIR) Program

The Faculty in Residence is a College at Brockport faculty member who serves as a resource and mentor to residential students by living in a residence hall community.

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The faculty member is provided a furnished first-floor apartment, with personal kitchen and laundry facilities, for the calendar year. The Faculty in Residence serves as a liaison between faculty and students while encouraging the intellectual stimulation and academic involvement of residential students. Working under the direction of Residential Life/Learning Communities, the Faculty in Residence will work in partnership with the hall’s Resident Director, Resident Assistants, and the Coordinator of Living Learning Communities. This team works to develop a sense of community, involve other faculty in the residence halls, enhance the Living Learning Communities, and assist in meeting the academic and community needs of residents.

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Specific responsibilities include student interaction, educational program development, academic advising and support of individual students, and cooperation with the Residential Life/Learning Communities staff. Faculty in Residence programs are educational in nature, including film screenings, trips to plays and museums, cultural dinners, craft nights, holiday celebrations, student-faculty billiard tournaments, and programs created in response to significant campus events.

If interested in pursuing this opportunity, please email Sara Kelly.

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Current Faculty in Residence:

Faculty in Residence Residence Hall Academic Department
Dr. Neal Keating Thompson Hall Anthropology
Currently Vacant McLean Hall Currently Vacant
Currently Vacant MacVicar Hall Currently Vacant
Currently Vacant McFarlane Hall Currently Vacant
Dr. Tasneem Zaihra Mortimer Hall Mathematics

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Impact Faculty in Residences have on residential communities:

  • Provide contact with faculty in a supportive role outside the classroom
  • Connect formal academic programs to extracurricular experience of residential students
  • Help connect students to the campus
  • Direct students to services such as the Hazen Center for Integrated Care (Health Center and Counseling Center), Academic Advising, etc.
  • Listen and provide support as a faculty mentor
  • Provide career insight for students
  • Enhance educational programs within the residence hall with faculty expertise

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Last Updated 9/27/17

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