Rutgers Faculty Affinity Networks (F.A.N)

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Faculty Affinity Networks (FANs) are faculty-led peer groups that provide a space for solidarity, support, career development or other advancement for faculty who face unique identity-based challenges or those who have been systematically marginalized from the research and academic mission.

Faculty Affinity Networks connect you with other faculty at Rutgers who share common interests or learning objectives, and allow you to learn, grow and support each other in the group. Apply to create a new FAN or join an existing one to build community with your faculty peers.

The following Faculty Affinity Networks are currently accepting members:

- Rutgers LGBTQIA+ FAN
- Rutgers Transnational Scholars FAN

You may also apply to create a new Faculty Affinity Network if you are a full-time faculty member interested in co-leading the FAN, can identify a co-lead for the FAN, and have at least 2 other faculty members interested in joining the FAN. 

Why Become a FAN Lead?

  • SOLVE a challenge you and other faculty are experiencing by creating a Faculty Affinity Network
  • GAIN facilitation skills through ownership of the FAN 
  • GROW through peer support and exploration of ideas

Why Become a FAN Member?

  • SUPPORT and be in community with other faculty who are experiencing similar challenges
  • LEARN from the success of others
  • GROW through peer support and exploration of ideas

One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination. - John C. Maxwell

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