Spring is a season of new beginnings, growth, and celebration! The Center for Faculty Advancement is pleased to share updates on University initiatives, opportunities for professional development, important reminders, and resources from across the NYU community. We are also happy to announce and celebrate the University's Distinguished Teaching Award winners!  We hope you and your families continue to remain healthy and safe, and we look forward to seeing you soon as we begin to prepare for a return to NYU this summer and fall.
Distinguished Teaching Awardees 2020-2021
Distinguished Teaching Award Ceremony
The Distinguished Teaching Award (DTA), established in 1987, is presented annually to outstanding full-time faculty members in recognition that one of NYU’s primary institutional priorities is exceptional teaching. 
For the first time ever, we invite the entire University community to join us for this special virtual ceremony to honor both the 2019 - 2020 and 2020 - 2021 DTA winners on Tuesday, May 4th from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. EST! We hope you will join us. RSVP here.
NYU Announces Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative
The Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative represents one significant step NYU is taking to recruit, support, and elevate the most innovative faculty whose diverse research, life experience, commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration, dedication to building inclusive educational environments, and commitment to public engagement advances NYU’s academic excellence and our impact in the world. Learn more about the initiative’s goals and objectives.
Tandon School of Engineering Hosted Its First Faculty First-Look (FFL)
Meet Tandon's FFL Scholars!

NYU Faculty First-Look provides professional development opportunities for current doctoral/terminal degree students from historically underrepresented groups who are preparing for faculty or related scholarly careers.
Faculty Resource Network
Programs and networking opportunities offered by the Faculty Resource Network (FRN) at NYU are open to NYU faculty members!

Network Summer 2021, June 7-11, 2021. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 23, 2021.

Call for Proposals for National Symposium in New Orleans, Louisiana, November 19-20, 2021. The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, April 30, 2021.

Read March 2021 Newsletter and sign up for the FRN Newsletter.
Annual Conflict of Interest and Conflict of Commitment
Each spring the Office of Academic Appointments (OAA) administers the annual faculty survey that implements the NYU Policy on Academic Conflict of Interest and Conflict of Commitment. All faculty must comply with University Policy by completing the annual disclosure form. Faculty disclosures are due by May 3, 2021.

Have Questions? 
  • About the policy: Contact Jessica Graham, Director, Office of the Secretary and Chief of Staff to the General Counsel at or (212) 998-2259.
  • About the form, the faculty reporting process, and the process for decanal review: Contact Peter Gonzalez, Associate Provost at or (212) 998-2275.
  • About disclosures related to research, foreign engagements, and research project-specific disclosures: Contact Nancy Daneau, Associate Vice Provost for Research at or (212) 998-2015; and Erik Schneebeck, Director, Office of Conflict of Interest at or (212) 998-2186.
  • About conflicts not related to research: Contact Erum Raza, Acting Chief Compliance Officer at or (212) 998-2317.
Faculty Development Opportunities
Coffee Chat Series: Already Tenured, What's Next?
This workshop is designed for faculty to learn about post-tenure promotions, specifically promotion to full professor. It will feature faculty panelists (full professors and full clinical professors) who will share their experiences and highlight important ways to think about career development and advancement. 
We invite you to be part of this informative conversation! Bring your coffee or tea and join Karen Jackson-Weaver, Associate Vice President, Global Faculty Engagement and Innovation Advancement as she talks with our faculty panelists about the pathway to full professor. 
Please save the date and RSVP now for Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
Apply for the Reimagine Education Conference & Awards
The Reimagine Education Awards, also known as the “Oscars of Education,” invite applications from faculty members engaged in impactful teaching efforts. $50,000 in funding will be provided to faculty teams that propose innovative approaches to enhance student learning outcomes and employability. The 2021 call is open now; applications can be submitted free of charge and will be accepted until Sunday, September 12th. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to showcase their work at the 2021 Reimagine Education Virtual Conference to be held December 6-10, 2021. Apply to win an “Oscar of Education” today!
NYU Entrepreneurial Institute: The Tech Venture Program
NYU Entrepreneurial Institute announces a new series of programs for faculty, PhD students, postdocs and researchers to support the commercialization of their NYU research: The Tech Venture Program. NYU teams that have participated in the Tech Venture Workshop will be eligible to apply to the Tech Venture Launchpad which comes with a $10,000 grant along with commercialization coaching and training. Teams that successfully complete the Launchpad may then apply to the Tech Venture Accelerator which comes with a $40,000 grant along with mentorship, legal support, SBIR/fundraising prep, and more. Read more about all three programs here.

The first Launchpad will run during fall 2021, and the first Accelerator during the winter/spring 2022. To participate in the Launchpad and Accelerator, teams must first participate in the Workshop. A final cohort for the Tech Venture Workshop will run this May; teams may apply now (or before Thursday, April 22, 2021) to participate. Apply to the May '21 Tech Venture Workshop.
Faculty Resources
Anti-Racism Education, Programs, and Resources
Explore a list of selected programs, education, and resources focused on anti-racism that are available to the NYU community curated by the Office of Global Inclusion.
NYU Zoom: Automatic Live Transcription is Now Available
NYU IT announced that an automatic captioning (Automatic Live Transcription) feature is now available in NYU Zoom meetings as a way to improve digital accessibility. Only hosts can enable this for a meeting or class. Here are some tools to help you get started: For assistance with the NYU Zoom Automatic Live Transcription feature, refer to the links above or contact the NYU IT Service Desk.
Around NYU
Do You Want to Change the World? How Can We Help?
As part of NYU's identity as "a private university in the public service," we invite you to complete this 10-question survey on faculty's social impact - it should take no more than 5 minutes to complete. Originally piloted last spring, the updated survey asks you about how you currently collaborate with policymakers and NGOs, how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed your activities, what you feel are the best ways to effect real-world change as an academic, and how we can support you in that effort. Your answers will help to inform investment in new training programs and help us to promote better the work that you are doing.
Launching the Wrinkle Project
Work Life is thrilled to announce the launch of The Wrinkle Project, an initiative designed to change the way we think about age throughout the life cycle. The Wrinkle Project will be kicking off a University-wide conversation about age and ageism with two events: Changing the Narrative Around Age (Tuesday, April 20, 1:00-2:00 p.m.) and Raising Awareness of Ageism and Age Discrimination in the Workplace (Wednesday, April 28, 1:00-2:00 p.m.).

The Work Life office identifies and responds to the needs of faculty throughout their career life cycle. To learn more about their focus areas, visit the Work Life & Wellness page. If you have a specific question, please email
Announcing the First Annual Global Urban Showcase
The Office of Global Programs and the Urban Initiative are pleased to announce the first annual Global Urban Showcase for NYU undergraduate students. The showcase celebrates the best scholarly and creative work tied to cities and urban issues created by students from across NYU. There will be up to three winners (individuals or teams) for best long paper or project, short paper or project, and creative work. Submissions are due April 30 at 5:00 p.m. Learn more about the showcase and submission criteria here.
Please share this opportunity with undergraduate students in your network and direct all questions to
The Write to Change the World OpEd Project Fellowship
NYU's Cross-Cutting Initiative on Inequality, sponsored by the Office of the President and Office of the Provost, is partnering with The OpEd Project to fund the Write to Change the World OpEd Project Fellowship. All NYU students are eligible for the Fellowship. 

Fellows will attend virtual workshop sessions based on time-tested models of transformational learning that are designed to unlock knowledge in powerful and unexpected ways and will gain ongoing access to resources and mentorships through the OpEd Project.  

Please share this opportunity with students in your network, applications are due Friday, April 30, 2021. Learn more and apply now on the CCII website and email Ashley Gerhardt ( with any questions.
Nia Awards Nominations Are Open!
The Nia (a Swahili word meaning purpose) Awards is the annual awards ceremony hosted by the NYU Center for Multicultural Education & Programs to recognize NYU students, faculty, staff, and alumni for their efforts to promote social justice at NYU and beyond. The deadline for submitting nominations is Monday, April 26 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.
Academic Impressions: Addressing Conflicts Related to Bias, Privilege, and Identity in the STEM Classroom
Dr. Chandani Patel, Director for Global Diversity Education within the Office of Global Inclusion, will be offering a live workshop on Thursday, April 29 at 1:30-3:30 p.m. EDT through Academic Impressions. Access this session for free by creating an account through the NYU membership. More Info & RSVP
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