The Center for Faculty Advancement (CFA) is committed to innovation and excellence in teaching. Our expert staff facilitate pedagogy programs for faculty, provide individualized support for course design and implementation, and administer awards and events to promote achievement in teaching across the university.

Support for Teaching and Learning


Request a consultation to discuss any teaching-related question or topic, including classroom challenges, new teaching techniques, increasing student engagement, and more. Our team of educational designers and instructional consultants work with both new and experienced faculty.

Course Design and Review

Consult with educational designers to design or redesign a course, whether online, in-person, or mixed mode. Enhance the student learning experience in your course through intentional, goal-directed design.

Teaching Observations

Receive supportive, constructive feedback on your teaching through our teaching observation service. We can also speak with you about developing a peer observation program for your department or school.

TeachTalks, Teaching Workshops, and Symposia

Every semester, the CFA offers teaching and learning programs to all NYU faculty. Workshops take deep dives into particular teaching methods or challenges; TeachTalks are interdisciplinary conversations about teaching led by NYU faculty.

For additional details, please visit: Support for Teaching and Learning or email


Teaching Excellence and Support for Curricular Development

Distinguished Teaching Award

The Distinguished Teaching Award (DTA) highlights New York University's commitment to teaching excellence and is given annually to selected outstanding members of the faculty. Recipients are awarded a research stipend. Students, faculty, administrators, staff, and alumni are invited to submit nominations to their school's DTA representative no later than Wednesday, December 8, 2021. Final nominations from school representatives to the NYU All-University Selection Committee are due on Wednesday, February 16, 2022.

Join NYU’s Distinguished Teaching Award Winners: Reflecting on Experience on October 19, 2021

Each year, the Distinguished Teaching Award (DTA) honors a select group of faculty for their commitment to teaching excellence at NYU. A panel of three DTA-winners from 2019–2020, Dolly Chugh (Stern), Stephen Duncombe (Gallatin), Kenneth Egol (Grossman), will discuss some of the successful classroom strategies they’ve developed over their careers, as well as the challenges they continue to tackle.

Teaching Advancement Grant

The Center for Faculty Advancement (CFA) at NYU is pleased to announce the call for applications for the Teaching Advancement Grant (TAG). This grant aims to develop innovative curricular programs and projects at New York University, including new academic courses and programs, enhanced and expanded existing courses or programs, and special projects. The Teaching Advancement Grant (TAG) seeks to build upon the success of an earlier fund, the Curricular Development Challenge Fund (CDCF) that has now been sunsetted. TAG’s innovative collaboration model will impact classrooms across NYU (and potentially other universities) by developing measurable, evidence-based, and effective classroom practices capable of improving student learning in a variety of contexts.

Applications will be due on January 18, 2022, with awardees announced in April 2022.


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