The Center for Faculty Advancement (CFA) is committed to teaching innovation and excellence by facilitating opportunities for faculty to learn how to teach well, support for faculty to create and design courses, and awards that recognize the commitment to teaching.

In partnership with NYU IT Teaching, Learning & Technology Team (TLT) offers a variety of resources to foster learning communities among NYU faculty and to support them in their teaching. Additionally, the Center for Faculty Advancement fosters and encourages teaching innovation through the Curricular Development Challenge Fund and is equally committed to recognizing excellence in teaching through the NYU Distinguished Teaching Award.

Teaching Consultations

Teaching a new class? Concerned about student participation? Eager to incorporate active learning or technology into your course? Whatever your pedagogical challenge, area of expertise, or interest in enhancing your teaching practice, the Center for Faculty Advancement along with the Teaching, Learning & Technology team (TLT) offers all NYU instructors free individual teaching consultations. TLT’s goals include helping faculty clarify learning goals to better design courses, identify effective strategies for student engagement, and ensure an inclusive classroom environment.

Consultants are available throughout the year to meet with faculty in-person or online. Email to request an individual teaching consultation. Learn more about TLT Learning Communities.


A series of pedagogy videos, or "TeachTalks," for global instructors. Each TeachTalk features an NYU instructor discussing topics such as active learning, teaching with technology, and incorporating local resources into courses.

Teaching Excellence and Support for Curricular Development

Distinguished Teaching Award

The Distinguished Teaching Award (DTA) highlights New York University's commitment to teaching excellence and is given annually to selected outstanding members of the faculty. Recipients are awarded a research stipend. Students, faculty, and alumni wishing to submit a nomination are encouraged to contact their assigned School Representative as listed below in the drop down menu. Nominations are due Friday, January 29, 2021.

Curricular Development Challenge Fund

The Curricular Development Challenge Fund (CDCF) promotes innovative curricular programs and projects at New York University. The Fund helps schools, departments, and individual faculty members create new academic programs and courses, update and expand existing courses, or undertake special projects that will promote curricular developments. The proposal deadline has been extended to December 16, 2020. Please contact with questions.

AY22 application dates will be posted in September. Please continue to check the webpage for updates.

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