The Center for Faculty Advancement (CFA) provides a range of professional development offerings for faculty at every phase of their academic career. Through its partnerships with Academic Impressions, NYU Office of Human Resources, NYU Office of Equal Opportunity, and Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools, the Center offers leadership development opportunities for all faculty, and also for faculty-administrators, and other higher education leaders across campus.

Leadership Resources for All Faculty

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We have chosen Academic Impressions as our partner to deliver a range of both in-person and online resources to help better equip faculty with the tools to lead and become leaders in their respective departments, programs, offices, and/or administrative units. ALL NYU faculty members may create an account on the Academic Impressions website using “@nyu.edu” email address in order to utilize the online resources membership. Please note, faculty must log into your account before selecting the webcasts of interest.

The Center for Faculty Advancement through its partnership with Academic Impressions is pleased to announce the Virtual Writing Café for faculty. This resource consists of 4 videos, each of which is a full writing café session intended to be used by faculty members as a tool to bring some structure to their writing practice. Each video starts with a short introduction, followed by a 5-minute focusing exercise, and a 45-minute period for focused work. During the focused work period, there is a running timer available. At the end of the 45 minutes, there is an announcement letting people know they are done, and encouraging them to take a short break before going about their day or starting a second work block.

Fall Friday Forum

Friday Forum series will be held over Zoom from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST. The Friday Forum includes a short 10-15 min presentation with time for discussion and sharing resources. Registration is not required simply join the Zoom room.

Dates Fall Friday Forum
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Passcode: AIFFF
November 20, 2020 Fall Friday Forum: A Deep Dive into Academic Leadership Resources for Growing Your Leadership Zoom Link
December 4, 2020 Open House: Group Coaching Sessions Zoom Link
December 11, 2020 Fall Friday Forum: Revisit and Refresh Your Writing Practice Zoom Link

Department Chair Leadership Development

The Center for Faculty Advancement in collaboration with Academic Impressions offers leadership development workshops for Department Chairs and other higher education leaders. During Spring 2021, department chairs will have the opportunity to participate in Group Coaching Circles that will enhance and develop leadership skills.

Group Coaching Circles

Group Coaching Circles are small online groups of 6-8 department chairs, designed to build a sense of community across schools or units. By being part of a group coaching circle, department chairs will learn from each other, get meaningful support, adopt new tools and strategies, share resources, and build opportunities for cross-school/unit collaboration.

Group coaching circles are facilitated by an expert coach who has extensive leadership experience in higher education and facilitating online group conversations. Together with the coach/facilitator, the coaching circle co-creates the agenda and decides on topics most relevant to the group’s specific needs. The coaching circles meet six times every 2-3 weeks for a 60-minute virtual session over Zoom and are offered during Spring 2021.

Spring 2021 Dates and Times

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Group Coaching Circle A Group Coaching Circle B Group Coaching Circle C
Thursdays
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. EST
Fridays
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. EST
Fridays
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EST
January 14, 2021 January  15, 2021 January 15, 2021
January 28, 2021 January 29, 2021 January 29, 2021
February 11, 2021 February 12, 2021 February 12, 2021
February 25, 2021 February 26, 2021
February 26, 2021
March 11, 2021 March 12, 2021 March 12, 2021
March 25, 2021
March 26, 2021 March 26, 2021
April 8, 2021 April 9, 2021 April 9, 2021

To learn more about the group coaching circles, please join us for an Open House on Friday, December 4th from 12:00 – 1:00 EST.


Inclusion, Diversity, Belonging, & Equity Advisory Fund for Faculty

The Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools (METRO Center) focuses on driving equity and access in urban, suburban, and rural school settings - especially when confronting issues of difference across race, gender, gender identity, national origin, socioeconomic status, and so on. Its Center for Strategic Solutions (CSS) provides tactical support, applied research, and collaborative problem-solving to schools in the United States and abroad as well as agencies outside education. The central focus of its work is helping organizations to implement strategies that close equity gaps and lead to the improvement of student outcomes.

NYU recognizes the continuous need for faculty members to be culturally competent and socially responsible and sensitized. The Center for Faculty Advancement, METRO Center, the Office of Global Inclusion and University Human Resources partner together to strengthen faculty engagement on issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion to build equitable and inclusive learning environments for students, and departmental cultures for faculty, administrators and staff; and to support faculty hiring and mentorship practices.

The Inclusion, Diversity, Belonging, & Equity Advisory Fund for Faculty is established for schools and units in need of specialized assistance, consultation, coaching, and various forms of training for faculty and postdoctoral scholars on matters related to diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging. Schools, units, departments, faculty teams or committees, or various other faculty groupings may request a consultation by submitting an application form. The application and need for services will be assessed by the METRO Center for Strategic Solutions and the Center for Faculty Advancement, Office of the Provost.

To ensure all schools and units have access to the services offered by the fund, schools/units are expected to contribute, when possible, to the cost of the services provided. The percentage of cost-share will be assessed on a case by case basis. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; however, please know applying does not guarantee full funding.

This need includes, but is not limited to,

  • preparing faculty on how to build inclusive classroom cultures that contribute to student academic achievement & success;
  • working with faculty to catalyze and manage departmental cultural changes to promote an inclusive workplace amongst faculty and between faculty, students, graduate students, administrators and staff;
  • preparing faculty on inclusive search best practices that promote recruiting, hiring, developing, and retaining a more diverse faculty;
  • restorative practices after a harmful event; and
  • unpacking anti-bias, anti-racist pedagogy.
The following services are available through the IDBE Advisory Fund and will be assessed for after consultation with the Center for Strategic Solutions.

*To ensure all schools and units have access to the services offered by the fund, schools/units are expected to contribute, when possible, to the cost of the services provided. The percentage of cost-share will be assessed on a case by case basis. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; however, please know applying does not guarantee full funding.


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