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Faculty Development

Academic Affairs supports the professional development of faculty colleagues in their multiple roles as scholars, teachers, and members of the University, the College, and the wider Queens and New York community.


Our mission is to:

  • Assist new and under-represented faculty in all disciplines in developing and advancing their careers, particularly as they work toward tenure and promotion;
  • support activities that showcase the experience and expertise of faculty at every stage of the career – early, mid-career, and senior;
  • support activities by mid-career faculty seeking to transition to the next level of their academic career at York, either as full professors, administrators, or other opportunities;
  • provide opportunities for faculty dialogue, development, and renewal.

Academic Affairs has developed several campus-wide programs and services, including Prof 101 (i.e., new faculty orientation), networking opportunities within the CUNY system, workshops and seminars on teaching, and learning excellence, and departmental mentoring programs. Frequent partners and co-sponsors of these programs include the Office of the CUNY Vice Chancellor for Research, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, and the Center for Teaching, Learning and Educational Technologies (CTLET).  All faculty colleagues are encouraged to participate in these programs and services.

In consultation with faculty, Academic Affairs is seeking to institutionalize awards for teaching excellence, outstanding research, and/or exceptional service to the College.