Programs and Initiatives

The Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity 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.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science Day; Sponsored by NYUAD Faculty Development and Diversity | Thursday, February 11, 2021 | 4-5:15pm |  Join via Zoom

Calling all scientists!  NYUAD Celebrates The International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11, 2021. All children of NYUAD faculty and staff are invited to join accomplished and rising women scientists from the NYUAD for a book reading, games (for all ages), and the chance to "Meet A Scientist." For questions please contact 

Other suggestions to celebrate the day are:
Use this NYUAD adapted UNESCO Zoom Background

  • Advertise this event to children of our faculty and staff (and your own children if you have them!)
  • Send a thank-you note to a woman that has inspired you to be a scientist.
  • Reach out to a girl or young woman that you know who has an interest in science and encourage her to pursue that interest.
  • Attend the UNESCO event on Women Scientists at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19.


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 Development and Diversity initiative.


I am grateful for the writing workshops offered by NYUAD Faculty Development and Diversity. 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

For a wealth of information on teaching, please visit the Hilary Ballon Center for Teaching and Learning and the NYU Center for Faculty Advancement.

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

As a Summer Scholar, I benefitted from the insights offered by The National Center for Career Development and Diversity 12-week summer program regarding the design of a career plan and the adequate balancing of my schedule to align with my academic and personal goals while navigating the uncertain waters of the tenure process. 

Andrzej Baranski, Assistant Professor of Economics and Summer Scholar AY19-20