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Thank you for visiting the Faculty Resource Center (FRC) page!  Please feel free to explore the services and programs the Center has to offer.

Be sure to check back to this page on a regular basis as it will be updated on a weekly basis.

If you have any questions or would like to make a suggestion for a future FRC session, please contact the Director, Sharon Leathers.


Weekly starting January 30th; 8:00 -10:00 am

WebEx Link: (NO RSVP needed. Just click and join!)

Host: Dr. Colleen Martinez, Assistant Professor of Social Work

The Faculty Writing Circle will meet on Webex every Tuesday during the spring semester, from 8-10 a.m. to write in a supportive environment.  There is no need to register, and no weekly commitment is necessary.  If your schedule allows, please just show up! Participants will briefly check in on writing goals and then turn off their cameras/microphones and spend time writing.  Participants will check in on progress and close the session at 10 a.m. Please email Prof. Colleen Martinez with questions


Every other Thursday (Feb 1, 15, 29; Mar 14, 28; Apr 11, 25)


1:15 – 2:00 pm

Host: Dr. Fariba Nosrati, Assistant Professor of Information Technology Management

This group is a place where we discuss and analyze different ways of doing qualitative research. Some topics will include action research, ethnography, grounded theory, and case studies. We will also discuss the ideas behind qualitative research, how to do it well, and what works best. By sharing our knowledge and experience, we aim to enhance our research methodology toolbox and improve our ability to conduct qualitative research. The discussion will be welcoming and inclusive for participants from diverse disciplines. Please contact  at with questions.



Final Fridays of the Month – Feb. 23rd, March 29th, April 26th

The Faculty Resource Center; 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Host: Dr. Sharon Leathers, Assistant Professor of Literacy; Director, Faculty Resource Center

“Education leads to enlightenment. Enlightenment opens the way to empathy. Empathy foreshadows reform.” – Derek Bell. In order to lead towards anti-racism and racial justice, we must talk about race – the very thing about which we rarely have the opportunity to sit and talk. These sessions will discuss ways to talk about race in your classroom and on campus. If you talk about race and racism in your classrooms, how? What obstacles and/or challenges do you face? What successes guide you towards more informed teaching and learning? How do you understand race to be (or not be) a part of your classroom teaching? Let us come together in fellowship to discuss the topic that saturates the very soil on which we stand. Please contact Sharon Leathers for questions about the circle –




Teaching Technology Resources supported by Ramapo College’s Instructional Design Center:

For training and workshops visit

Canvas – Online Learning Management System
TurnItIn Feeback Studio – Plagiarism check, rubrics, peer review, paperless feedback for written assignments
Flipgrid – Video discussion boards that integrate with Canvas courses
Qualtrics – Survey design and distribution
Yuja – Screen recordings for capturing lectures, lectures with PowerPoint, and student presentations
Webex – Web conferencing with audio, video or both
E-Portfolio – students can create e-portfolios using or, no web design skills needed

Resources offered by Ramapo College Bookstore

Ramapo Bookstore eBooks: AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE: Visit the campus store website: to gain access to eBooks at no additional charge with your .edu email address. You can access up to 7 eBooks for the designated period free of charge.

Lumen Learning OER Courseware:  FREE Access to our OER partner, is offering FREE access to courseware to help supplement content, and offer additional resources to faculty, click here for the Lumen offer.