Faculty Resources and Policies

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Below you will find links to a variety of forms, policies, and documents for your use and reference. Click on the hyperlink to access the document of your choice. Do not hesitate to contact the Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs at sps.facultyaffairs@nyu.edu with any questions. 

Process and Criteria for Promotion of Adjunct Faculty: The criteria and process to apply for promotion for adjunct faculty members are detailed in this document. For your convenience, all relevant appendecis are attached separately below.

Process and Criteria for Promotion of American Language Institute (ALI) Faculty: The criter and process to apply for promotion for full-time faculty in the ALI are detailed in this document. 

Process and Criteria for Promotion of Full-Time Coninuing Contract Teaching in Departmental Programs: The criteria and process for as an SPS full-time faculty member teaching in degree programs are detailed in this document. For your convenience, all relevant appendices are attached separately below. 

Dean's Research Grant Program: Formerly the Dean's FAculty Development Fund, the NYU School of Professional Studies Dean's Research Grant Program aims to support full-time faculty research at the School. 

Mid-Semester Student Evaluation: The goal of a mid-semester evaluation is to provide timely feedback regarding a course's effectiveness while while there is still time to initiate revisions, if necessary.

Overload Request Forms: Any full-time faculty member who agrees to teach a course that exceeds the load indicated on their contract must coordinate with their department to have an Overload Request Form submitted. The request must br approved by all department indicated on the course before the instructor is permitted to teach the course. 

Full-Time Faculty Professional Development Fund: The Full-Time Faculty Professional Development Fund reimburses Full-Time SPS Faculty for funds used to inprove thei skills in the following areas: Teaching, Instructional Design and Curriculum Development, Scholarly Activity, Leadership, Administration and Organization Development.

  • Policy and Process - The policy and process to request approval for reimbursement as a Full-Time Faculty Member is detailed in this document
  • Request Form - This request must be approved by all offices as indicated on the form before the funds are disbursed

Adjunct Faculty Professional Development Fund: As part of the Adjunct Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement, all schools at NYU are provided a budget from The University to support the professional development of adjunct faculty. Each academic year eligible adjunct faculty members may request up to $1,000 to support their professional development as it pertains to their teaching at NYUSPS.

  • Policy and Process - The policy and process to request approval for reimbursement as an Adjunct Faculty Member is detailed in this document
  • Request Form - The requst must be approved by all offices as indicated on the form before the funds are dispursed

Special Academic Leave for Full-Time Faculty: The purpose of Special Academic Leave for Full-Time Faculty is to provide an opportunity to pursue scholarly, creative, an/or professional interestes that enhance their professional standing and provide for further intellectual development and achievement. 

  • Policy and Process - The policy and process to request approval for Special Academic Leave as a Full-Time Continuing Contract faculty member is detailed in this document
  • Application - The application and supporting materials must be reviewed and approved by all offices as indicated on the policy

Adjunct Faculty Annual Activity Report: In order to provide an opportunity for adjunct faculty to reflect on their accomplishments, initiatives, and challenges and to share this information with the academic leader of their division, department, or program, the SPS Assessment Committee developed this optional Activity Report for Adjunct Faculty.

  • Introduction & Instructions - The introduction and instructions for completing and submitting the optional Adjunct Faculty Annual Activity Report is detailed in this document
  • Template - A template for formatting and completing the optional Adjunct Faculty Annual Activity Report is provided in this document

Please note that the following is not an exhaustive list of official School and University-wide policies.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism:  Breaches of academic integrity, including plagiarism and copying, are taken seriously.  Students are expected to follow the NYU School of Professional Studies policy.

Code of Ethical Conduct:  The Code of Ethical Conduct is a University-wide policy setting expectations for all those affiliated with NYU.

Educational and Research Uses of Copyrighted Materials Policy Statement: To learn about the use of copyrighted materials in your classes, be sure to read and understand the Educational and Research Uses of Copyrighted Materials Policy Statement.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA):  To protect the privacy of student records and student information, the federal government enacted FERPA.  As a faculty member, it is extremely important to read and understand this policy.

  • For a FERPA tutorial, designed to provide you with basic information regarding the rules and to ensure your understanding, please click here.

General Expectations of Full-Time Faculty: The role and responsibilities of full-time SPS faculty are outlined to ensure there is parity in expectations.


Local 7902 Contract (Adjunct Faculty): Collective bargaining agreement between New York University and International Union, UAW, AFL-CIO and Local 7902, Adjuncts Come Together, UAW

Name Change Stationary Guidelines: As the School’s name change was made official as of September 1, 2014, it is expected that all faculty members, full-time and adjunct alike, comply with the guidelines listed in this document.

Small Events Fund: The SPS Small Events Fund (SEF) provides SPS faculty with funds to host informal events for their students with the purpose of promoting faculty-student interaction.