Resources for Fall 2021 Instructors

Below is some important information, dates and deadlines that you should be aware of for the coming semesters. 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:

Please note that courses will meet in person in the fall with the exception of our regular online (5000-level courses). We've made very limited exceptions to this for continuing students who are unable to attend in person due to visa issues. Questions about that may be directed to Martina Lynch (rml14@nyu.edu). 

The Fall 2021 academic calendar may be found here. Please note the following important updates and plan your syllabus accordingly:

  • the first day of Spring classes is Thursday, September 2nd; 
  • there are no classes held on Monday, September 6th due to Labor Day;
  • there are no classes held on Monday, October 11th due to Fall break;
  • Legislative Day is Tuesday, October 12th and classes will be held on a Monday schedule; if your class meets on Tuesdays, it will NOT meet that week.
  • there are no classes held on Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th due to Thanksgiving recess;
  • the last day of classes is Tuesday, December 14th;
  • Reading Day is Wednesday, December 15th - no classes or exams may be held on this day;
  • Final exams will be held on Thursday, December 16th-Wednesday, December 22nd.

Course Assistant information, including eligibility, guidelines, payment, and contact information may be found here. For questions, please reach out to Joe Marzouk (jm7417@nyu.edu). 

Syllabus materials, including the most recent GPH syllabus template, guidelines to syllabus preparation and checklist, may be found on the our Teaching Resources page. Please note that changes have been made to the GPH syllabus template recently, so use the one on this page - do not use an older template! Making sure your syllabus is accurate will prevent having to do revisions!

Syllabus submission deadline: Kindly send your final syllabus to Lisa Kroin (lrk219@nyu.edu) no later than Thursday, August 26th.

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. However, if it's not possible to submit grades by then, you must let your students know when they should expect their grades. Keep in mind that some students are graduating, so it's important that you adhere to the deadline of submitting your grades no later than 72 hours after the scheduled final exam.  

NYU’s policy on religious holidays may be found here

Public Safety is available 24/7 in case of an emergency at 212-998-2222.

New faculty and adjuncts: Getting started:  Before you can activate your class in Brightspace, 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:

Transition from NYU Classes to NYU LMS (Brightspace):
In Fall 2021, NYU will complete the transition from our former learning management system, NYU Classes, to our new system, NYU LMS (Brightspace). Everyone at GPH will be using NYU LMS (Brightspace) for Fall 2021.

Here are some of the features in Brightspace we think you’ll love:

  • Improved Discussions: Features include anonymous posting, rating and upvoting posts, and individual journal assignments.
  • Paperless grading:  Comment on and mark up student submissions within the grading interface of Brightspace Assignments. No downloading necessary!
  • Video/Audio Feedback: Provide audio and/or video feedback in addition to written comments on Assignments.
  • Re-use of Materials: Quickly copy course materials and complete courses from one semester to the next and adjust assignment dates automatically with the Manage Dates tool.

The Office of Technology Enhanced Education @ GPH is here to support your move. 

Here’s what you can do to get ready:

1. Find your Course

 All Fall 2021 course shells have already been created for you. If you are teaching this Fall you will find your course shell under My Courses at https://brightspace.nyu.edu/d2l/home

2. Get Training

Click here for a Quick Guide to Getting Started in Brightspace Without NYU Classes Content
Click here for our Quick Guide to Getting Started in Brightspace With Content from NYU Classes

IMPORTANT UPDATE: New Classroom Technology for In-person Instruction:
Instructors who have not taught in person since March 2020 will find new equipment in place for computer projection, recording, and bringing in remote attendees. For most general assignment classrooms, you will need to bring and use a personal laptop to connect to the Zoom Box (processor), flat panel or projector, to display content and launch a zoom session.

Please do not use the installed AV equipment in classrooms. This equipment is disabled and not functional for fall.

You can find your classroom here to see what type of equipment your room will have. 

Learn to use the new classroom tech for presentations and recording:
Bookmark this page for instructional tips and video tutorials, and save this PDF which offers  step-by-step instructions you can download or print for teaching in NYU Zoom classrooms.

At the beginning of the semester you may find you need to offer support for students outside the classroom, you can review the following guide provided to us by the Provost office: Teaching Temporarily Remote Students. As mentioned in the email sent from Vice Dean Ana Abraido-Lanza on August 16th, please reach out to Martina Lynch (rml14@nyu.edu) if there are students in your class who are unable to attend in person.

The TEE team will be offering drop in, remote and workshop sessions as we approach the beginning of the Fall semester. Stay tuned for emails from the Technology Enhanced Education team (tee-gph@nyu.edu). 

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 gph.studentaffairs@nyu.edu.  If you need assistance from the technology enhanced education team please reach out to tee-gph@nyu.edu. For questions regarding course policies, procedures, etc., please contact gph.afa@nyu.edu