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 “” 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.

Upcoming Leadership Development Workshops

This spring, faculty leaders may choose to participate in workshops: Faculty Leadership at All Levels; Chair Leadership Institute;  or Equity Minded Leadership Institute to enhance your skills while balancing your busy schedule. The workshops will be offered virtually! See below and learn which workshop is right for you. All sessions are synchronous.

The registration, along with the dates and times of the workshops, can be found here.

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 Fall 2021, department chairs will have the opportunity to participate in Group Coaching Circle that will enhance and develop leadership skills.

Group Coaching Circle

Group Coaching Circle is small online group 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 circle is 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 circle meets six times, over Zoom, on Fridays beginning October 15, 2021 and ending on December 10, 2021 from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Fall 2021 Dates and Time

Fall 2021 Group Coaching Circle
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EST
October 15, 2021
October 29, 2021
November 12, 2021
November 19, 2021
December 3, 2021
December 10, 2021

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