Professional Development Fund
Adjunct Faculty Professional Development Fund (Local 7902)
In accordance with Article XIII of the collective bargaining agreement between NYU and UAW Local 7902, the University has established the Adjunct Faculty Professional Development Fund. Details about the Fund can be found below, including the amount of the Fund, how it is distributed among the eleven (11) Schools and Colleges, and how a Local 7902 adjunct can apply for funding.
Amount of the Fund. The amount designated by the University to the Fund is two-hundred thousand dollars ($200,000.00) each Academic Year. Any unused funds carry over to the next Academic Year.
Distribution of the Fund. The University distributes the Fund among the Schools and Colleges of the University employing Local 7902 adjunct faculty.
- Arts & Sciences (this distribution will also apply to adjuncts at Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Center for Data Science, Opportunity Programs, Institute of Fine Arts, and Institute for Study of the Ancient World);
- Gallatin School of Individualized Study;
- Leonard N. Stern School of Business;
- Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service;
- Rory Meyers College of Nursing;
- Global Public Health;
- School of Professional Studies;
- Silver School of Social Work;
- Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development;
- Tandon School of Engineering (this distribution will also apply to adjuncts at the Center for Urban Science and Progress); and
- Tisch School of the Arts.
- The amount distributed to a School or College is proportionate to the number of Local 7902 adjuncts it employed in the previous Academic Year as compared to the total number of Local 7902 adjuncts employed across the Schools and Colleges in the previous Academic Year.
- Effective for the 23-24 academic year: The amount distributed to the School/College is to be divided by the School/College equally; the first half shall be made available upon the first day of the fall semester for fall or winter professional development activities, and the second half shall be made available upon the first day of the spring semester. Applications for spring and/or summer professional development activities will not be accepted until the first day of the spring semester.
- Any funds not approved by the School/College during the fall semester shall be made available upon the first day of the spring semester of the same Academic Year.
Application. Local 7902 adjunct faculty may apply through this Application Form (Doc 30.8 KB) for a grant of up to one thousand two hundred fifty dollars ($1,250.00) to support attendance at an academic conference, meeting or other relevant professional development activity. Other relevant professional development activity, may include but not be limited to:
- professional certification, recertification, or teaching advancement relating to their University appointment(s);
- fees and travel expenses for professional conferences, conventions, courses supporting professional development, non-athletic co-curricular competitions, professional meetings, residencies, seminars, training or workshops relating to their University appointment(s);
- fees, materials and services for exhibitions, projects, portfolio review, publication, or professional projects including but not limited to creative, technical, scientific, or engineering works relating to their University appointment(s);
- professional organization membership relating to their University appointment(s);
- research (library and archival visits, ethnographic research and field trips) relating to their University appointment(s);
- purchase of software and/or professional training in software and other technology relating to their University appointment(s);
- subscriptions to professional publications or services relating to their University appointment(s);
- webinars relating to their University appointment(s); and/or
organizing or co-organizing a conference relating to their University appointment(s).
Any individual adjunct faculty member may not receive more than one (1) grant each Academic Year. Approvals of grant applications will not be unreasonably withheld.
Application Steps. Adjuncts should submit their applications as soon as possible in advance of the event. Upon receiving approval from their School/College, they must pay for any approved expenses on their own and retain itemized receipts, which must be submitted within forty-five (45) days. Adjuncts may be required to submit their complete supporting documentation with their application via AP Workflow. Adjuncts can expect to receive reimbursement approximately forty-five (45 days) after they submit complete supporting documentation for their application.
Adjuncts should submit the application form and supporting documentation to the below contact for their School/College:
Arts and Science
Rafael Acevedo, Jr., Associate Director, Academic Appointments
Center for Data Science; Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Keisha Grady, Assistant Director, Finance
Gallatin School of Individualized Study
Joshua Garcia, Assistant Director, Human Resources
Global Public Health
Sharice Burroughs, Manager, Faculty Affairs
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
Marc Le Blanc, Associate Director, Academic Affairs, and Tiffany Wall, Associate Director, Budget and Financial Operations
Institute of Fine Arts
Jennifer Chung, Director, Budget and Planning
|Tandon School of Engineering; Center for Urban Science and Progress
Karchia Cherry, HR Manager
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
Michelle Spatz, Director, Academic Services
Rory Meyers College of Nursing
Natasha Hernandez, HR Administrator
|School of Professional Studies
|Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs
Silver School of Social Work
Asuncion Wein, Administrator, Office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
|Meishu Gu, HR Manager, Adjunct and Graduate Student Affairs
Stern School of Business
Shirley Lau, Senior Associate Director, Faculty Affairs
Tisch School of the Arts
Ayana Phillips, Assistant Director, Office of Faculty
University Enrollment Management
Hollis Wilkinson, Director for Finance, Enrollment Management