Dear <<First Name>>,

Greetings from the Center for Faculty Advancement! I hope you had a restful and restorative summer, and that you are returning to teaching and research with newfound energy and good health. I’d like to extend a special welcome to new faculty.

As you embark upon this 2022-23 academic year, and continue to balance your career with many challenges in the world, we encourage you to turn to the Center for teaching support, professional development, and to engage with diverse communities within and outside the university. Among our new and ongoing programs, I’d like to highlight the following:

On September 6, President Hamilton welcomed all new 2022-23 faculty for an all-day in-person orientation that also included a welcome address by Interim Provost Gigi Dopico, and panel discussions with faculty and students.

We are thrilled to announce that among the new faculty beginning this academic year, we are welcoming the largest number of Cluster Hire faculty across 17 new clusters—from Minds, Brains, and Machines to Black Diaspora Cultural Studies—and within more than 50 departments and programs, 10 schools, centers, and institutes, and the Division of Libraries.

The Early Career Faculty Institute (ECFI) is excited to begin Year 2 of its faculty programming for the 2021-22 inaugural cohort on October 3, with Real World Impact of Scholarship.

Finally, I recommend the 2022-23 NYU Reads book choice: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro. Winner of both the 2021 Booker Prize and the 2022 Carnegie Medal of fiction, it was chosen for its relevance to all incoming first-year students and the entire NYU Community!

Please read the below newsletter to learn more about what’s offered in the coming months. We look forward to working with you this fall!


Charlton McIlwain
Vice Provost for Faculty Engagement & Development
What's New?
Professional Development & Other Resources
What's New?
New Faculty Orientation

On September 6, 2022, new faculty were welcomed by President Hamilton and Interim Provost Dopico, to a day-long event acclimating them to teaching at NYU. Sessions included campus tours, and faculty and student panels that focused on engagement, technology, accessibility, and inclusion among other important topics.
Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative

The Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative represents a new approach to recruitment and hiring across schools, departments, and campuses at NYU. Interdisciplinary collaboration and inclusion within and between clusters aims to enhance the quality of teaching and research, as well as the diversity of faculty within clusters and disciplines.  Learn about NYU’s current clusters and meet the 2022-23 faculty. Interested in proposing a cluster? Read more about the cluster hire proposal process.
Early Career Faculty Institute (ECFI)

ECFI’s second year of programming begins on October 3, 2022, featuring the module Real World Impact of Scholarship. The faculty mentoring program now welcomes clinical and contract faculty along with tenure-track. Also new this year to ECFI, in partnership with the Provost's Global Research Initiatives, is a Writing Workshop at NYU Tel Aviv from January 12-19, 2023. Learn more about the ECFI and upcoming programs.
Teaching Advancement Grants (TAG)

A belated congratulations to last spring’s TAG winners! Awards were given to innovative project proposals that also showed measurable, evidence-based, and effective classroom practices capable of improving student learning. Learn more about TAG and how to apply for this year’s grants.
Jacob K. Javits Professorship

The Jacob K. Javits Professorship at NYU honors the memory and accomplishments of the four-term US Republican Senator and alumnus of the NYU School of Law, the late Honorable Jacob K. Javits.  His work on civil rights, foreign policy, and rights of individuals with disabilities, among other issues, is carried on through the professorship, which was awarded to Vasuki Nesiah. Professor Nesiah teaches human rights, and legal and social theory at NYU Gallatin, where she is also faculty director of the Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights.
James Weldon Johnson Professorship

James Weldon Johnson was NYU’s first Black professor, and he is notable for so many other accomplishments including civil rights activist, writer, composer, politician, educator, lawyer, and one of the leading figures in the creation and development of the Harlem Renaissance.  In his honor, Dr. Alisha "Jonesy" Jones was awarded this year’s James Weldon Johnson professorship. She will join the NYU research faculty in January 2023, as Assistant Professor of Chemical Biology.
College & Career Lab (CCL)

The College and Career Lab (CCL) turned five over the summer, and celebrated with a return to in-person programming. Over 300 students, families, guardians, NYU undergraduates, and faculty attended the orientation! Students participated in 11 unique programs in July and August, and this year for the first time seven CCL students were awarded a paid internship. Internal partners such as Tisch School for the Arts, and external partners and funders including the New York Stock Exchange introduced hands-on professional experience to students attending CCL for the past five years! CCL continues its year-round programming, Practice Labs, this fall. If you are interested in participating contact:, or to learn more visit: College and Career Lab.
Faculty Resource Network (FRN)

The FRN National Symposium will take place on November 18-19, 2022, in New Orleans, Louisiana. The theme is Looking Forward: Navigating the Transformation of Higher Education, and will include sessions devoted to: advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom; creative uses of instructional technology; and developing faculty wellbeing and leadership among others topics. Register by November 17, 2022.

FRN Network Winter Program will be held January 9-13, 2023, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The week-long program allows faculty to study a topic of importance to their teaching and research during winter intersession. Facilitated by distinguished faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the country, this year’s seminars include: “A Pedagogy of Liberation” Building Abolitionist Sanctuaries in Education; Knowledge: A Critical Reflection on Modernity and its Certainties; and Trauma-Informed Pedagogy: Somatic Practices, Discussion Guidelines, and Community Dynamics. Learn more and apply by October 21, 2022!

FRN Teach Share, a three-day virtual event for sharing trending strategies, tools, techniques, and challenges in teaching, runs from January 17–19, 2023 over Zoom. Topics may include: replacing lectures with active learning, benefitting from formative assessment instead of high-stake exams, and redefining class participation. We invite FRN faculty, instructional designers, and educational technologists to submit proposals for a 10-minute case study presentation based on trending strategies, tools, techniques, and challenges you employed for a specific course. Please submit proposals by December 9, 2022. And register to attend by January 13, 2023.
Professional Development & Other Resources
Alliance Executive Education

The NYU Alliance for Public Interest Technology (NYU Alliance) is launching its first Executive Education course: Liability, Ethics, and Artificial Intelligence on October 3, 2022. Taught by Jason Schultz, NYU Professor of Clinical Law and Director of NYU's Technology Law & Policy Clinic, the 4-week, online course explores current legal trends in artificial intelligence (AI), and how experimental AI techniques can potentially expose companies to legal liability. It also focuses on maximizing the benefits of AI and reducing risk.
Academic Impressions

As part of the CFA’s continued partnership with Academic Impressions, we are pleased to offer faculty, department chairs, and associate deans new leadership development opportunities. Please visit our Faculty Leadership Development webpage to learn more about these opportunities. Stay tuned for more information about the fall 2022 Leadership Development Workshop offerings, which include Chair Leadership, Equity Minded Leadership, and Faculty Leadership at All Levels.

The Learning Experience Design team at the Office of the Provost has a new fall 2022 TeachTalk program that focuses on listening to your students and learning from feedback, and begins on October 6, 2022, with a TeachTalk titled: Why Wait? Using Real-Time Student Feedback to Improve Your Course. The first in-person session: NYU’s Distinguished Teaching Award Winners: Listening to Your Students will take place as a panel discussion on October 11, 2022. Two more sessions No Time for Grammar! Best Practices for Teaching & Assessing the Writing of Multilingual Students on October 25, 2022, and Research-Based Teaching, Teaching-Based Research: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at NYU Abu Dhabi on December 7, 2022 complete the season. Please visit TeachTalks to learn more and register.
Pedagogy Workshops

The Learning Experience Design team at the Office of the Provost has a new fall 2022 Pedagogy Workshops series that complements TeachTalks conversations about student feedback. The series begins on September 28, 2022, with Inclusive Teaching: Setting Up All Students for Success, followed by Continuous Feedback from Learning Analytics: Applying Data from the Recent Activity Dashboards on September 29, 2022, and Utilizing Student Feedback to Improve Teaching Practice on October 19, 2022. The final fall session Designing and Implementing Grading Contracts Across Disciplines is on November 16, 2022. Please visit Pedagogy Workshops to learn more and register.
FRN Leadership Initiative

The FRN Leadership Initiative prepares emerging leaders to transform their own campuses by getting them to recognize opportunities to lead up, down, and sideways. This program also builds 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 higher education!

After an overwhelming response from applicants, we accepted 41 participants (20 from NYU Global) instead of the planned 18 across 11 FRN schools to join our second cohort. This virtual program will be held over two semesters, fall 2022 and spring 2023. If you were not able to join us this academic year, we hope you’ll consider applying in spring 2023 for the next academic year!
Office of Global Inclusion

The Office of Global Inclusion offers a variety of events and important resources for all faculty throughout the year. Topics range from Inclusive Teaching Seminars, to Faculty Spotlights, to Professional Development resources. To learn more please subscribe to their newsletters of interest.
Scope Magazine

Check out the 2022 issue of Scope, NYU’s annual research magazine. The cover story On Thin Ice explores how NYU climate scientist David Holland and his team are braving the harsh Antarctic climate to study how climate change and melting ice shelves affect sea levels.
Pronouns and Name Pronunciation in Albert

An important reminder to please review the webpage Pronouns and Name Pronunciation, where you can view students’ pronouns and name pronunciations for students who choose to enter this information into Albert. We encourage you to check back often as rosters will be updated nightly.
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