Resources for Fall 2023 Instructors

Below is some important information, dates and deadlines 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:


Teaching assignments may be found on the schedules below:

The Fall 2023 academic calendar may be found here. Please note the following important updates and plan your syllabus accordingly:

  • the first day of Fall classes is Tuesday, September 5th;
  • there are no classes held on Monday, October 9th due to Fall break;
  • Legislative Day is Tuesday, October 10th which means that classes meet on a Monday schedule*;
  • there are no classes held on Wednesday, November 22nd-Friday, November 24th due to Thanksgiving recess;
  • the last day of Fall classes is Friday, December 15th;
  • no classes or exams may be held on Reading Days which are Saturday, December 16th and Sunday, December 17th; 
  • Final exams will be held on Monday, December 18th-Friday, December 22nd;
  • Winter recess runs from Saturday, December 23rd-Tuesday, January 2nd.

* for example, if your course meets on a Monday, it will meet on Tuesday only this week. If your class meets on a Tuesday, it will not meet at all this week. Please plan your syllabus accordingly. Legislative Day is used to make up for the lost Mondays due to holidays. 

Course Assistant information, including eligibility, guidelines, payment, and contact information may on this document; please note that the policy and process for requesting CAs and TAs has been updated, so please read through it carefully. For questions, please reach out to

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 since last Spring, changes have been made to the GPH syllabus template regarding meeting the credit hour requirement, 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 Paige Talley ( no later than Tuesday, August 29th.

Midterm and Final Course Feedback (a.k.a course evaluations) are completed online, 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 for Faculty Affairs will 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 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 from an online book supplier. 


NYU LMS (Brightspace): Everyone at GPH will be using NYU LMS (Brightspace) for Fall 2023.

Here’s what you can do to get ready:

1. Find your Course - All Fall 2023 course shells have already been created for you. If you are teaching this Fall you will find your course shell under My Courses at

2. Get Training:

IMPORTANT UPDATE - Classroom Technology for In-person Instruction:

  • 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 such as a power point presentation and/or launch a zoom session.
  • Detailed information can be found here.
  • Please do not use the installed AV equipment in classrooms. This equipment is disabled and not functional.
  • 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.

Feel free to reach out to the Technology Enhanced Education team with any concerns or questions ( 


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  If you need assistance from the technology enhanced education team please reach out to For questions regarding course policies, procedures, etc., please contact