Resources for Fall 2020 Instructors

Teaching Resources for Fall 2020 Instructors

Below is some important information that you should be aware of for the coming semester. We have broken the information down into three categories: Academic Affairs; Technology Enhancement, and Student Affairs.  Please read through it carefully:

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS:

Teaching assignments may be found on the schedules below:

For faculty who are teaching in-person and blended courses, please check Albert for your class location.

Academic calendar may be found here. Please note the first day of classes is early this year! Also check for schedule changes related to Legislative Day.

Course Assistant information, including eligibility, guidelines, payment, and contact information may be found here.

Syllabus materials, including the GPH syllabus template, guidelines to syllabus preparation and checklist, may be found on our Teaching Resources page. Please note: since this is not a typical semester and most courses are being offered online, it is very important to include both the instruction mode (online, blended, or in-person) as well as the format (synchronous or asynchronous if you are teaching a blended or online courses) on your syllabus. If you have some combination of these, make sure it is clearly stated on your syllabus.  

If you are revising a previous syllabus, please make sure it has all the sections completed correctly, with the SGPH logo, the updated Statement of Academic Integrity (where all mentions of ‘college’ are replaced with ‘school’), etc. Making sure your syllabus is accurate will prevent having to do revisions! Again, on this page, you will find the most up-to-date GPH syllabus template. Kindly send your final syllabus to Lisa Kroin ([email protected]) no later than Tuesday, September 1st.

Midterm and Final Course Evaluations are completed online via Albert, and both students and faculty will be notified before each evaluation period opens. Evaluations serve a critical role as we strive for continuous quality improvement in teaching and in student performance. They are anonymous and results of the evaluations will be viewable to the respective instructor. The program directors, chairs, and Vice Dean review the final evaluations to assure that high quality courses are being delivered. Midterm evaluations provide an opportunity for adjustments based on student feedback. The final evaluations also serve as a record of teaching effectiveness. Courses that are fewer than 12 weeks in length only receive a final evaluation. 

Grade Rosters are required at two points during the semester. Midterm grade rosters are requested for all full-term courses during the 7th week of the semester and ask that faculty report on the progress of students thus far in the semester. Final grade rosters will open after the last session of the course. Final grades are due no later than 72 hours of the scheduled final exam. This is of utmost importance for graduating students.  

NYU’s policy on religious holidays may be found here

Public Safety is available 27/7 in case of an emergency at 212-998-2222.

New faculty and adjuncts: Getting started:  Before you can activate your class in NYU Classes, you will need your NYU Net ID and N# (University ID), which will be emailed, along with instructions on how to set you your NYU email account, as soon as you are loaded into the system. If you will be teaching in person or using any NYU facilities this semester, you'll need to obtain your NYU ID card. Please follow the instructions here. Books may be ordered either through the NYU Bookstore, by creating an account on their website or you may also ask your students to order the materials via Amazon or another online book supplier. 

TECHNOLOGY ENHANCEMENT:
 

Here is a guide for Designing your Course for Remote Instruction.

Here is a guide put together by Gallatin on how to record and share Zoom meetings.

Teaching in Person

For those of you who will be teaching in-person or in a blended format, note that your classrooms that will be Zoom-enabled. You can find guidelines for teaching in person in a Zoom Classroom here, a Quick Start Guide for Faculty here and Teaching in a Zoom Classroom Guide here. You can also find a helpful walk-through video here

Zoom Classroom Support Resources - Instructors and/or students in Zoom Classrooms will be provided with in-room instructions and a dedicated Zoom Classroom hotline (212-998-3400) for in-room Zoom Classroom Tier 1 support from the NYU IT Service Desk and Tier 2 support from school-based audio/visual support staff and NYU IT specialists. 

Classroom Seating Assignments Tool - if you are teaching an in-person or blended course for the Fall 2020 semester, at the start of the first in-person class, please ask in-person students to select a seat that they will use for the duration of the semester. Students should then record their seat selection using the new Classroom Seating Assignments tool in NYU Classes. More information on how to use the tool can be found here , here and here

Remote Student Zoom Monitors - In light of the number of classrooms with remote students attending, NYU has added 'Remote Zoom Monitors' which can be used for in-person classes with large remote populations. These student workers will be on the Zoom session for the class to help improve the experience of remote students attending in-person classes live. Zoom Monitors will be hired by IT, and funded by NY Returns budget, not the school budget. IT will also give them onboarding training, but day-to-day management of the student workers will be the responsibility of your school. More information may be found here.

Teaching Remotely

Carefully read the following requirements and suggestions for teaching remotely, put together by the Office of the Provost:

  • All classes must accommodate remote attendance regardless of instructional mode (including in-person, synchronous online, or blended).
  • Students should be able to maintain academic progress 
  • All materials and content must be available digitally, and persist beyond real-time sessions. Some aspects of an assignment may need to be tweaked to accommodate students across time and space. 
  • Lectures must be recorded for later review, and materials and links should be uploaded to NYU Classes. 
  • Instructors should be more flexible with due dates 
  • Try not to rely heavily on major mid and end of term assessments for a student’s grade.
  • Smaller assessments may better enable students to complete assignments and stay on track. 
  • Students should have regular interactions and engagement with faculty and fellow students 
  • Maintain regular communication and feedback to students 
  • Offer some real-time engagement with students, along with office hours 
  • Asynchronous activities should incorporate some interaction to foster learning 
  • Consider setting up a discussion forum as a sort of “Student Cafe” where students in a class can communicate with each other informally but in a formal setting. 
  • Communicate with your students ASAP. Send an email prior to the start of the semester, which includes your syllabus and the following information:
    • When will your NYU Classes course be published and accessible by your students?
    • Will the course be taught synchronously every week, asynchronously through recorded videos and other learning content etc.? 
    • If synchronously, assure them the lectures will be recorded. If asynchronously, tell them it will be in the form of recorded lectures or scaffolded readings and forum discussions etc. 
    • Ask students what their fall semester will look like - what time zone they will be in, any concerns they may have, and so forth. 
    • Over-communication will lead to a smoother semester. 
    • If a student does not participate or stops participating in the class, reach out to them as well as let their faculty advisor, Concentration Chair/PD and/or student affairs advisor know the student is not “in class”. 

STUDENT AFFAIRS:

Student Affairs Program Advisement: Each GPH student has a Student Affairs Program Advisor, which is broken down by concentration or program.  It’s important to know who to refer your students to should questions or issues arise. A full description of what advising entails and who is the contact for which concentration and degree program including advanced certificates may be found here.

Additional Resources for Students to be aware of:


For further Assistance: If you need assistance for a student needing additional resources please contact [email protected].  If you need assistance from the technology enhanced education team please reach out to [email protected]. For questions regarding course policies, procedures, etc., please contact [email protected]