Programs and Initiatives

The Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement and Engagement designs programs and initiatives to enhance skills important for success as a faculty member and to promote connections between members of our community. Programs range from workshops focused on specific skills, such as grant applications, to inclusive approaches to leadership, mentoring, awards to develop professional skills and networks and writing & productivity initiatives. Programs are open to all with an NYUAD faculty appointment.


Please join us in congratulating Warren Churchill, Lecturer of Music at NYUAD, on the recent publication of his book chapter, "Made In/visible: Erasing Disability in Music Education", (Warren N. Churchill and Tuulikki Laes) in Difference and Division in Music Education, ed. Alexis Anja Kallio, Routledge, 2020.  Warren mentions that some of the writing was done during the  "Eight Weeks of Writing" workshops  that were part of the Faculty Advancement and Engagement initiative.


I am grateful for the writing workshops offered by NYUAD Faculty Advancement and Engagement. I enjoyed the motivational meetings. And being part of a writing group inspired me to finish a book chapter that is finally being published in Alexis Kallio (ed.) “Difference and Division in Music Education".  It feels great to make rewarding writing progress.

Warren Churchill, Lecturer of Music

The faculty success development program helped me improve my time management skills, especially with balancing my time between writing and other tasks related to the job. It also made me realize that the challenges I face are universal and that sharing experiences and advice is crucial to professional development.

Farah Shamout, Assistant Professor, Emerging Scholar of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Summer Scholar AY19-20