Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs

The SPS Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs serves as a resource to faculty and staff, ensures compliance with policies as they pertain to academic programs, and supports the school's academic community.

Mission

The Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs (OAFA) cultivates communities of inquiry and practice at the School of Professional Studies (SPS) by partnering with SPS faculty and the Dean’s Leadership Team to promote academic, teaching, and faculty excellence at SPS.  In consultation with the NYU provost’s office and the SPS Dean, OAFA communicates and monitors NYU and SPS academic and faculty policies.

OAFA oversees the appointment, reappointment, and promotion process for full-time faculty; manages the program approval and revision process for all credit-bearing units at SPS; convenes the Academic Directors Council and Academic Communities of Practice Coordinators; administers the Dean’s Research Grant; and processes faculty requests from overload teaching compensation to course creation MOUs.  OAFA schedules all SPS-wide full-time and adjunct faculty meetings and retreats and oversees the Center for Academic Excellence and Support.


Message from the Associate Dean
Karen C. Krahulik, PhD
Associate Dean of Academic and Faculty Affairs

Welcome to the Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs (OAFA).  From teaching for the first time to designing an entirely new online or on-site degree, consult with us to brainstorm, create, and deliver educational and pedagogical programs of the highest caliber. OAFA is fortunate in having a bird’s-eye-view of the entire SPS curriculum. We are constantly learning from faculty in each division in order to improve proposals, processes, and policies for faculty across all divisions. We do our best work collaboratively and collectively, and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

In the meantime, please peruse our new website. We have created it with faculty in mind. Here you will find resources and tools to help you accomplish your goals quickly and efficiently. The programs we offer our students are works in progress, as we are striving always to deliver relevant and timely academic and industry expertise.  So, too, our website is in progress. We hope to improve it based on your comments and suggestions. Contact us via email (sps.facultyaffairs@nyu.edu) with recommendations.

Academic Affairs

Degree program development and revisions, assessment, and compliance.

Faculty Affairs

Faculty appointments and contracts, policies and compliance, and committees.

SPS Faculty Forums

In collaboration with the NYU SPS Faculty Council, our office will be hosting virtual faculty forums every two weeks. This page contains...

Meet the Team

The Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs is a partner and resource to faculty and staff across the school. 

Academic Growth

As the School steadily advances, our office serves to cultivate and support the academic growth and development of the NYU and SPS communities. Whether creating a new program, modifying an existing assessment plan, or updating currricula, the OAFA team is here to assist.

Policy and Procedure

At times navigating policies and procedures can be perplexing. Our team focuses on providing our faculty and staff with the resources and clarity needed to stay in compliance with the legal and ethical principles set forth by the School, University, and other regulatory entities.

Communication

A team that communicates is a team that thrives. To support innovation, the OAFA team strives to remain in regular communication with our faculty and staff. Through multiple avenues, we aim to deliver essential information and updates as we all work towards a common goal - supporting our students.

Upcoming Events
September 20, 2021
SPS September Adjunct Faculty Roundtable Discussion
Zoom
October 5, 2021
SPS October Full-Time Faculty Roundtable Discussion
Zoom
October 6, 2021
SPS October Adjunct Faculty Roundtable Discussion
Zoom

Faculty Spotlight

September 10, 2021
MSTI Faculty Spotlight: Elizabeth Lowe Publishes New Translation
September 7, 2021
NYU SPS Academic Director and Associate Professor Kristine Rodriguez Kerr is Named an UPCEA Diversity in Leadership Scholar
July 14, 2021
Investigating the Usability of Locimetric Authentication
July 13, 2021
DAUS COVID-19 Speaker Series - Vaccines & Immunization Panel
July 6, 2021
Renowned Public Relations Expert and NYU SPS Professor, Helio Fred Garcia, Recently Invited by Senior Military Officers to Share Lessons Learned on Crisis Communications
May 25, 2021
Educating About American Democracy
September 10, 2021
MSTI Faculty Spotlight: Elizabeth Lowe Publishes New Translation
September 7, 2021
NYU SPS Academic Director and Associate Professor Kristine Rodriguez Kerr is Named an UPCEA Diversity in Leadership Scholar
July 14, 2021
Investigating the Usability of Locimetric Authentication
July 13, 2021
DAUS COVID-19 Speaker Series - Vaccines & Immunization Panel
July 6, 2021
Renowned Public Relations Expert and NYU SPS Professor, Helio Fred Garcia, Recently Invited by Senior Military Officers to Share Lessons Learned on Crisis Communications
May 25, 2021
Educating About American Democracy