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 NYUSPS Faculty Council, our office will be hosting virtual faculty forums every two weeks. This page contains...

OAFA Team

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
April 20, 2021
SPS April Adjunct Faculty Roundtable Discussion
Zoom
May 11, 2021
SPS Virtual Full-Time Faculty Breakfast
Zoom
April 12, 2021
SPS 2021 Faculty Awards and Longer Service Celebration
Zoom

Faculty Spotlight

April 9, 2021
Katherine Newhouse, EdD, receives NYUSPS 2021 Teaching Excellence Award
March 31, 2021
Dr. Michael Valentine of Division of Programs in Business Leads Action Research Primer for SPS Faculty
March 25, 2021
Division of Programs in Business partners with the Project Management Institute NYC Chapter to Discuss “Project Management in the Pandemic Era"
March 18, 2021
Division of Programs in Business Event “Personal Financial Planning Resolutions for 2021” with SPS faculty Leonard Comberiate
March 11, 2021
Author Adam Bryant Discusses CEO Leadership Lessons with Division of Programs in Business
March 4, 2021
Tisch Center Course Spotlight: Management of Private Clubs and Resorts
April 9, 2021
Katherine Newhouse, EdD, receives NYUSPS 2021 Teaching Excellence Award
March 31, 2021
Dr. Michael Valentine of Division of Programs in Business Leads Action Research Primer for SPS Faculty
March 25, 2021
Division of Programs in Business partners with the Project Management Institute NYC Chapter to Discuss “Project Management in the Pandemic Era"
March 18, 2021
Division of Programs in Business Event “Personal Financial Planning Resolutions for 2021” with SPS faculty Leonard Comberiate
March 11, 2021
Author Adam Bryant Discusses CEO Leadership Lessons with Division of Programs in Business
March 4, 2021
Tisch Center Course Spotlight: Management of Private Clubs and Resorts