Advisory Committees

Faculty Advisory Committee on Academic Priorities

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.

Faculty Committee on NYU's Global Network

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.

Faculty Committee on the Future of Technology-Enhanced Education

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.

Ad Hoc Search Committee for Dean, Leonard N. Stern School of Business

The President and Provost established the Leonard N. Stern School of Business Dean Search Committee in spring 2017 to recommend candidates for the deanship of the Leonard N. Stern School of Business. The committee is chaired by Batia Wiesenfeld, Chair of the Management and Organizations Department and Andre J.L. Koo Professor of Management at Stern.

Ad Hoc Search Committee for Dean, Division of Libraries

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.

Ad Hoc Search Committee for Dean, Tandon School of Engineering

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.

Ad Hoc Search Committee for Director, Center for Data Science

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.

Ad Hoc Search Committee for Vice Provost for Research

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, Senior Vice Provost of Academic Analytics and Graduate Academic Affairs.

Graduate Program Committee

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.

Undergraduate Program Committee

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.

Undergraduate Academic Affairs Committee

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.

Committee on Public Art

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.

Disabilities, Inclusion and Accessibility Working Group

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:

  1. Development of a Policy and a statement of intent that reflects the University’s overall policy on and commitment to accessibility.
  2. Provide recommendations to the University Senate Ad Hoc Task Force on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  3. Provide recommendations for a better integrated platform for the Disability Council and the Disabilities Student Union as well as OEO and Moses Center in all things relating with services for students and faculty with disabilities, both physical and non-physical.