University committees serve a wide variety of functions at NYU Abu Dhabi and are typically comprised of staff, faculty, and students.
A conduit for student and faculty input into the academic policies and procedures of NYU Abu Dhabi. Acting strictly as an advisory body the committee makes recommendations to the Vice Provost for Academic Administration, the Provost and/or the Faculty as may be appropriate. Membership includes representation from the office of the registrar, Global Education, the Provost Executive Committee, faculty, and students.
Monitors assess and periodically reviews the Core curriculum, its objectives, and implementation. Membership includes the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Development and faculty representation from each of the four divisions, the writing program, and an at-large member. The committee meets on a weekly basis throughout the semester.
Advises NYU Abu Dhabi senior administration on matters related to the working and living conditions of individuals employed by suppliers that NYU Abu Dhabi and Tamkeen, our government partner, contracts with, as well as on social welfare more broadly.
An advisory committee that provides a bridge between the Senior Academic Administration and the Faculty Council. Each of the four divisions at NYUAD will elects its own representative to the committee. Additionally, the Faculty Council elects an at-large representative irrespective of discipline. The committee appoints one of its members to serve as Chair. The FCSC meets every Tuesday from 11am-12pm. Joint meetings with the Vice Chancellor and Provost take place every other week.
Reviews and advises on the NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery's exhibition programming, related matters related and strategic planning. Membership includes representation from the gallery’s executive team, faculty and the administration. The committee meets once per semester, or on an as-needed basis.
Facilitates the creation and maintenance of a bookstore reflecting the academic community of NYU Abu Dhabi inclusive of students, faculty, staff, campus community and the greater Abu Dhabi community. The committee reviews and advises on matters of interior design, graphics, book ranges, NYUAD branded merchandise, community engagement; emphasizing the importance of creating a unique identity and welcoming environment. Membership includes a mix of the administration, staff, faculty, students and staff. The committee meets on an as needed basis.
Establishes and maintains Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) standards and procedure that contribute to the safety of the community and complies with the OSHAD System Framework requirements. The committee provides a mechanism for employees to participate in the management of EHS at the University. The committee meets every quarter.
Discusses issues related to housing for all constituents living on campus and monitors university policy and practices affecting NYU Abu Dhabi residents. This committee oversees the housing application, move-in, and vacating processes. In more complex housing assignment cases, it presents housing assignments to the Executive Housing Committee for consideration and resolution. The committee meets on a monthly basis.
Collaborates with Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) to ensure a safe environment for those who work with animals. All research involving vertebrate animals is reviewed and approved by the IACUC prior to activity commencement.
Ensures the safe, legal, and ethical use of biological materials in research and teaching. The IBC is charged with the oversight of biological research that falls under the following categories; Recombinant DNA (rDNA), Select agents, Biological toxins, Oncogenic biological material. It may also review: Human, plant, and animal pathogens assigned to Biosafety level 1 & 2 and Primate cells, tissues, organs, blood and body fluids. The committee meets as often as necessary.
Oversees and coordinates Health & Safety aspects of laboratory and research operations, such as Policies and Procedures, Risk Assessment, Training, Communications, Incident Reporting, etc. The committee meets every quarter.
Advises the community on policy development. Reviews and approves proposals for new and revised policies, as well as their implementation. Ensures that NYU Abu Dhabi policy is in line with NYU policy wherever possible, and generally to support the policy development and implementation process at the university. The committee meets on an as needed basis.
Oversees the procurement of all assets and selection of contracting parties through tenders or bids or acting when the amount of required goods or services to be provided is above a specified institutional threshold. The committee meets on an as necessary basis.
A deliberative body that discusses the interests and concerns of the university staff administration and forwards recommendations to the university leadership and other departments across campus, when appropriate. The Council holds monthly closed meetings.
Reviews, considers, and recommends sustainability ideas and projects to maintain a vigorous and on-going sustainability initiative at NYU Abu Dhabi. The committee meets on a monthly basis.