The Faculty Advisory Committee on Academic Priorities, chaired by Provost Katherine E. Fleming, is composed of distinguished senior faculty members from across the University, serving staggered multi-year terms. The committee is of central importance at NYU and is a way for senior faculty from across the University to provide input to University leadership on a range of academic matters – with a goal that every decision at the University should be based upon academic priorities and reflect the overriding mission of strengthening a culture of teaching and research excellence throughout the University.
The Faculty Committee on NYU's Global Network assesses the academic state of NYU’s global network (the 11 global sites plus portal campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai) and make recommendations to the President and Provost for improvements, including recommendations for how best to integrate the global centers with schools and programs in New York and one another.
The Committee on the Future of Technology-Enhanced Education at NYU was established to guide the University in using technology to improve teaching and learning. The members of the Committee, assembled in consultation with the Deans and the FSC, can be viewed in the below list.
The President and Provost established the Division of Libraries Dean Search Committee in fall 2017 to recommend candidates for the deanship of the Division of Libraries. The committee is chaired by Gigi Dopico, Dean for Humanities and Associate Professor of Spanish & Portuguese Languages and Literatures in the Faculty of Arts and Science.
Library Administration and Faculty
The President and Provost established the Tandon School of Engineering Dean Search Committee in fall 2017 to recommend candidates for the deanship of the Tandon School of Engineering. The committee is chaired by Kurt Becker, Vice Dean for Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Professor of Mechanical
and Aerospace Engineering and Applied Physics at Tandon.
Tandon Administration and Faculty
Tandon Doctoral Student
Board of Trustees
Theodore S. Rappaport, David Lee/Ernst Weber Professor of Electrical Engineering, NYU Tandon; Professor of Computer Science, NYU Courant; Professor of Radiology, NYU School of Medicine will be serving as an advisor to the Search Committee.
The President and Provost established the Center for Data Science Director Search Committee in fall 2017 to recommend candidates for the directorship of the Center for Data Science. The committee is chaired by Russel Caflisch, Director of the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Professor of Mathematics.
The President and Provost established a search committee in fall 2017 to recommend candidates for Vice Provost for Research. The committee is chaired by C. Cybele Raver, Deputy Provost.
As per University Bylaws, the Graduate Program Committee reviews and recommends to the Provost the approval of proposals from colleges, schools, and portal campuses with respect to new graduate programs granting master's and doctoral degrees. The Committee evaluates all master’s and doctoral program proposals to ensure that the University’s colleges, schools, and portal campuses with graduate components maintain comparable standards of work for the degrees. It ensures that there has been consultation with the relevant colleges, schools, and/or portal campuses; and that there is minimal curricular overlap between or among the units. The Committee also may formulate recommendations to the Provost on other matters that relate to graduate education in the University. The Committee does not review new program concentrations; however, they must be submitted to the New York State Education Department via the Office of Academic Program Review and Assessment.
As per University Bylaws, the Undergraduate Program Committee advises the Provost on proposals from colleges, schools, and portal campuses for new undergraduate majors and degree programs, as well as for cross-school minors. The Committee reviews all such program proposals to ensure that the University’s colleges, schools, and portal campuses with undergraduate components maintain comparable standards of work for the degrees; that units proposing new programs have consulted appropriate colleges, schools, and/or portal campuses; and that there is minimal curricular overlap between or among the units. At the request of the President and Chancellor and/or the Provost, or at its own discretion, the Committee may also formulate recommendations on other matters that relate to undergraduate education in the University.
The Undergraduate Academic Affairs Committee focuses on undergraduate student academic life. Chaired by the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, this committee comprises distinguished members of our faculty and student body from across the University. The committee advises the University administration on any and all matters of academic importance to our undergraduate students.
The Committee on Public Art was convened to consider spaces around the University where public art may be displayed; compose a policy concerning public art at NYU; make recommendations regarding the Mercer construction project and the decentralized nature of art and public spaces at NYU; evaluate the benefit of NYU's commissioning public art; and draft a brief statement stating why public art is an important cause and is beneficial to a person’s learning environment and general sense of wellbeing. The Committee will be chaired by Edward Sullivan, Professor of Art History at the Institute of Fine Arts and Provostial Fellow for the Arts.
The Disabilities, Inclusion and Accessibility Working Group, chaired by Faye Ginsburg, Professor of Anthropology (Faculty of Arts and Sciences) and Mara Mills, Associate Professor of Media, Culture and Communication (Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development) is tasked with the following, along with any additional initiatives they would like to undertake in the Fall, in conjunction with the Disability Council and Disability Student Union:
The Provost’s Sustainability Working Group, chaired by Yanoula Athanassakis, Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, is tasked with the following, along with any additional initiatives they would like to undertake, in conjunction with the other units across NYU:
The Space Planning Working Group (SPWG) acts as an advisory body to the Provost and Executive Vice President to ensure that requests for new space and proposals for major capital projects are reviewed and prioritized in a University-wide context. SPWG standardizes the processes for allocating new space to schools and administrative units, developing new space, and authorizing planning studies and capital projects.
The Space Planning and Development Guidelines describe the University's process for assigning additional space to academic and administrative units, acquiring new leased or owned University space, undertaking major renovations and authorizing planning studies and capital projects.