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.

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.

The nomination period for the University's Distinguished Teaching Award is now open. Please submit a nomination here.

Upcoming Events
November 29, 2022
Policy Workshop: Reappointment (3+ Year Contracts)
7 East 12th Street, New York, New York, 10003
December 7, 2022
SPS Faculty Research Salon
7 East 12th Street, New York, New York, 10003
December 31, 2022
Private Event

Faculty Spotlight

November 22, 2022
DAUS Faculty Spotlight: Clinical Professor of Media Studies Chyng-Feng Sun
November 17, 2022
PALA Faculty Spotlight: Adjunct Writing Instructor Estelle Erasmus
November 10, 2022
Faculty Spotlight: Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality Clinical Associate Professor Donna M. Kelly
November 4, 2022
CGA October Faculty Updates
November 3, 2022
Faculty Spotlight: DPB Integrated Marketing & Communications Adjunct Instructor Gabrielle Gambrell
October 27, 2022
Faculty Spotlight: CGA Clinical Professor Jennifer Trahan
November 22, 2022
DAUS Faculty Spotlight: Clinical Professor of Media Studies Chyng-Feng Sun
November 17, 2022
PALA Faculty Spotlight: Adjunct Writing Instructor Estelle Erasmus
November 10, 2022
Faculty Spotlight: Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality Clinical Associate Professor Donna M. Kelly
November 4, 2022
CGA October Faculty Updates
November 3, 2022
Faculty Spotlight: DPB Integrated Marketing & Communications Adjunct Instructor Gabrielle Gambrell
October 27, 2022
Faculty Spotlight: CGA Clinical Professor Jennifer Trahan