Faculty & Administrative Resources

The ever-evolving landscape of university administration can be extremely complex. This is especially true when faced with the specific policies, procedures and resources applied to personal situations and opportunities. On this page you will find a complete and comprehensive listing of the tools and information at your disposal to help navigate through these processes. These tools, as well as assistance from The Office of Faculty, are all afforded to you as a valued member of the Tisch School of the Arts. 

Resources for Teaching

Resources for Faculty

Arts Professor Policy

The origin, history and traditions of the Tisch School of the Arts require the recognition of certain faculty, Arts Professors, as having a unique relationship with the University predicated on principles set forth in the School’s creation. Arts Professors have achieved excellence in their discipline and are actively engaged in the production of new knowledge.

Arts Professor Policy


NYU is proud of the opportunities and advantages we offer to our employees. As a full-time faculty member, you are eligible for a comprehensive and competitive benefits program that provides access to quality health care and resources that can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle, provide for your financial security and balance your work and personal responsibilities.


Conflict of Interest

TSOA recognizes that there are some professional activities and relationships, especially those involving matriculating TSOA students, which may be in conflict with a TSOA faculty member’s obligations to the school. In these situations, please refer to the following Tisch Policy on Conflict of Interest. This is supplimental to, not in replacement of, New York Universities policies.  

Best Practices

Faculty Achievement Awards

Distinguished Teaching Award: This award, established in 1987, is presented annually to outstanding full-time faculty members in recognition that, along with research, exceptional teaching, both within and outside the classroom, is among our institutional priorities. 

Distinguished Teaching Award

David Payne-Carter Award: This award, which is student-driven, is given to a member of the Tisch faculty who excels in teaching. Student representatives form committees and nominate individuals from their respective departments.

Faculty Handbook

The Faculty Handbook is a guide to the faculty and is designed to present general information about New York University, and some of the more important University policies and practices as they apply to the Faculty of the University. It is also meant to inform and serve other members of the University community. The Handbook is compiled from a number of sources and is maintained by the Office of the Provost.

Faculty Handbook

Faculty Mentoring

The Center for Faculty Advancement (CFA) is committed to faculty success and provides research and practice support in form mentoring during the faculty lifecycle beginning with New Faculty Orientation (NFO). During NFO, faculty may become members of a mentoring institute that fosters the advancement, promotion, and retention of all faculty across NYU departments and schools.

Learn More.

Faculty Resource Network

An academic partnership devoted to faculty development. After 25 years in operation, we remain committed to this partnership, and to fostering connection, collaboration, and collegiality among our members.

Faculty Resource Network

Family Care

NYU's Work Life is committed to providing high quality resources for NYU faculty, administrators, and staff with children and elderly parents.

Family Care

Library Services for Faculty

Bobst Library is the main library at Washington Square South. Other libraries include Law, Medical, Dental, Courant, IFA, Real Estate and the libraries of the Consortium and other affiliated libraries.

Library Services

NYU Home

NYUHome is a service that provides information and facilitates collaboration, interaction, and communication for NYU faculty and staff members, and students in degree or diploma programs, both in the United States and overseas.


Teacher Policy

This policy outlines the procedures governing the appointment, review and reappointment of full-time, non-tenure track contract faculty holding the rank of “Teacher”. As experienced practitioners, teachers, and artists in their respective fields, TSOA Teachers make significant contributions to the distinct excellence of the School and enhance its reputation for teaching excellence.

Teacher Policy (PDF)

University Calendar

The Official University Academic Calendar provides relevant holidays, breaks, commencement, and school start/end dates. The Academic Calendar supplements the University Calendar with relevant University Registrar and Bursar dates.

University Calendar

Annual Merit Increase (AMI) Process

1. Annual Faculty Self Evaluations

    a. All full-time faculty with primary appointments in Tisch School of the Arts complete an annual review process through Interfolio Faculty 180 in the month of May. The information gathered addresses contributions to scholarship, teaching, and service activities for the prior calendar year and includes an updated faculty CV. The annual merit information and updated CV are then made available Department Chairs through a shared google drive.

    b. The Department Chair reviews the faculty’s annual merit information. Based on this review, the Chair determines merit. The Chair provides each faculty with feedback regarding their merit assessment for the year.

    c. Faculty may appeal the Chair’s merit assessment. Appeals are reviewed and a decision rendered by the Dean following their evaluation of the faculty’s annual merit information, Chair recommendation, and department merit criteria.

    e. The Dean assesses merit for Department Chairs and Associate Deans, using Faculty 180 and associated materials.

2. Department AMI Pool Distribution

    a. An undetermined percentage for AMI of full-time faculty salaries is allocated to departments. Separate pools are distributed for tenure-track, continuing contract, and other/visiting Faculty.

    b. Using data from the faculty merit review, Chairs recommend to the Dean an AMI for each department faculty. Chairs are required to submit a recommendation that may exceed the total allotted department AMI pool. In doing so, Chairs are advised to consider a practice of offering higher than typical AMIs to high merit faculty with incomes on the lower end of the Tisch School of the Arts distribution, as benchmarked by hiring/retention experience.

    c. For jointly-appointed faculty, Tisch School of the Arts Chairs provide the recommended AMI, as above; the Office of Faculty discusses the recommended AMI with the joint faculty member’s secondary department, prior to Dean review.

    d. Faculty on leave or leave without pay will typically receive a lower merit increase as the increase is based on service, teaching and being an active member of the school.

3. Dean’s Reserve

    a. The remaining portion of the total AMI pool, the TBD% from the academic administrative appointment, is reserved for use by the Dean for additional merity; adjustments for spearheading new initiatives; and other special circumstances. This may be done in consultation with Department Chairs and Associate Deans.

4. Dean Review and Determination

    a. The Dean reviews the Chair’s AMI recommendation for each faculty member, and in some cases, may confer with the Chair for additional information. For faculty with joint appointments, the Dean review also includes consideration of input from the secondary department.

    b. The final determination for all faculty AMI (including for    Chairs and Vice/Associate Deans) is made by the Dean. For faculty with joint appointments, the Office of Faculty Affairs informs the secondary department of the final AMI.

5. Notification to Provost and Faculty

    a. The Dean submits Tisch School of the Arts’s AMI recommendation for each full-time faculty to the Provost with written justification for salary increases that are less than 1% or greater than 6%.

    b. Following Provost approval, the Dean informs each faculty member, including Chairs and Vice/Associate Deans, of their annual base salary for the upcoming academic year.

Rescources for Administrators

Grant Reimbursements

Please use the guide below when submitting reimbursements for grant awards to the Tisch Budget Office. Please note, due to federal tax regulations faculty reimbursements must be processed within 60 days of expenditure or face taxation.

Grant Reimbursement Guidelines

the humanities initiative

Created in 2007, the Humanities Initiative at NYU draws on the diverse talents and interests of NYU’s humanities faculty and students while taking advantage of the university’s location in New York City.

The Humanities Initiative

Visiting Scholars

Visiting Scholars are faculty sponsored research professors who visit New York University in order to engage in research and general scholarly and cultural interaction with New York University's faculty and students.

Visiting Scholar Program