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Be Responsible, Stay Informed.

 

At NYU's School of Global Public Health, a commitment to excellence, fairness, honesty, and respect within and outside the classroom is essential to maintaining the integrity of our community.

 

While you may never need to immerse yourself in many of the policies below, we expect you to familiarize yourself with them. 

 

Below you will find more information about your program-specific forms and University policies. If you have any questions please contact your Program Advisor in the Student Affairs for guidance.

 

 

 


Academic Policies

Academic Progress

A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 is required for graduation from all GPH master's programs. Students are expected to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 throughout their academic career. Students who fall below the required GPA during any semester are placed on academic probation and monitored closely for academic progress. Students who are on academic probation may be restricted in the number of courses taken during a given semester. A student whose GPA falls below the required minimum for 2 consecutive semesters will be required to petition to remain in the program. Please note that failure to satisfy the conditions of academic probation may result in future academic sanctions up to possible dismissal from the University.       
 

Academic Standing and Financial Aid

Students should know that a cumulative GPA below the required minimum and/or courses that are not completed on time can have implications for financial aid eligibility. Students should carefully read the graduate student information regarding NYU’s Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards.


Adding and Dropping Courses

Students may change their course schedules up until the end of the add/drop period at the beginning of each semester. Specific deadlines for each semester may be found on the University's Academic Calendar. Students may not enroll in courses after the add/drop deadline. Students who would like to drop a course after the add/drop deadline may request a withdrawal. A withdrawal will result in a "W" on the transcript. In addition, no refund will be provided unless they are withdrawing from all courses, in which case, a partial refund may be provided as outlined on the University's refund schedule.   

Auditing Courses

In general, auditing courses* at the School of Global Public Health is not permitted. Exceptions will be considered on very rare occasions, with a written request to your Program Advisor. In all cases, instructor approval and program chair/director approval must be granted. Audited courses incur the same tuition as the course taken for credit. Please note that no credit will be given or letter grade recorded, no withdrawals will be honored or refunds granted on courses so audited. Tuition remission may not be applied. 

*Auditing a course means a student can take classes but cannot be graded or given credit for a particular course. It is usually done for academic exploration and self-enrichment. 


Course Grade Minimums

The minimum grade required for all courses counted towards any graduate degree at GPH, with the exception of the applied practice related courses, is a C- or better.

For the applied practice related courses, students must receive a minimum grade of B.  If a student receives less than a B, the course must be repeated.

These courses include:

  • GPH-GU 2359/5359 Applied Practice Experience Seminar *
  • GPH-GU 2360/5360 Integrative Learning Experience Seminar * 
  • GPH-GU 2686 Thesis I: Practice & Integrative Learning Experiences **
  • GPH-GU 2687 Thesis II: Practice & Integrative Learning Experiences **

*this applies to students in Community Health Science & Practice, Environmental Public Health Sciences, Global Health, Public Health Nutrition, Public Health Policy & Management, and SDG

**this applies to students in Biostatistics (MPH and MS), Epidemiology (MPH and MS), and Social & Behavioral Sciences)


Course Repeat Policy

Credit will not be granted for courses in which a student receives a D+ or lower*. If the course is a required course for the degree, including concentration courses, it must be repeated. If a student received a D+ or lower in an elective course, the student may choose to take an alternate elective the following semester*. 

When a course is repeated, both the original grade and second grade will be recorded on the student’s transcript, but only the second grade will be included in the calculation of the student’s GPA. If the second grade is lower than the original grade, or if the student does not achieve the minimum grade requirement upon taking the course a second time, under special circumstances, the student may take the course a third time pending permission of both the instructor and advisor.

*please see the information above regarding course grade minimums.


Course Withdrawals and Refunds

GPH follows the University policy for course withdrawals and refunds. Students who submit a request to withdraw from a graduate course after the add/drop deadline, they will be subject to financial and academic penalty. 

It is the student's responsibility to be aware of the schedules posted on the NYU Bursar's website

Information about refunds and deadlines may be found here and the withdrawal schedule may be found here.


Grading 

The GPH grading scale is defined as follows:       
 
A:  94-100C+:  77-79
A-: 90-93C:    73-76
B+:  87-89C-:  70-72
B:  83-86D+:  67-69
B-:  80-82D:  60-66
 F: <60


Grading components: All GPH courses have a rubric of grading components, indicating the breakdown of how the grade is calculated, as defined by the instructor. The grading components are outlined on the course syllabus. Below is an example:

Item:Percentage       
or Points:
Class attendance5%
Class participation10%
Homework assignments20%
Midterm paper20%
Group project20%
Final paper25%


Incomplete grades: see the section below.       
 


Pass/Fail option

Matriculated students at the School of Global Public Health do not have the option to take courses toward their degree on a pass/fail basis (this does not include courses which are always graded on a pass/fail basis, including GPH-GU 3555, 5170, 5171, 5175, 5180, 5185). However, students may take a course P/F if it does not count towards their degree requirements. They must get permission of the instructor and then inform Lisa Kroin (lrk219@nyu.edu) to make sure the grading scale of the course is updated to reflect this.       
 

Residency requirement

Students in the MPH program must complete 46 credits for their degree requirements. A minimum of 25 credits, including 12 credits of core courses, 9 credits of concentration courses, and 4 credits of the culminating experience must be taken at GPH. Electives may be taken outside GPH* but require approval of the Chair or Program Director, unless already on the pre-approved list of electives for that particular concentration. Per the GPH transfer credit policy, students may transfer in up to 9 credits of approved coursework, including 6 credits of core coursework, from an accredited school or program.

Students in the MS Biostatistics program must complete 46 credits for their degree requirements. A minimum of 28 credits, including 12 credits of core courses, 12 credits of selective courses, and 4 credits of the culminating experience must be taken at GPH. Electives may be taken outside GPH* but require approval of the Chair, unless already on the pre-approved list of electives. Per the GPH transfer credit policy, students may transfer in up to 9 credits of approved coursework, including 6 credits of core coursework, from an accredited school or program.

Students in the MS Epidemiology program must complete 46 credits for their degree requirements. A minimum of 28 credits, including 24 credits of required courses and 4 credits of the culminating experience, must be taken at GPH. Electives may be taken outside GPH* but require approval of the Program Director. Per the GPH transfer credit policy, students may transfer in up to 9 credits of approved coursework, including 6 credits of core coursework, from an accredited school or program.

Students in the MA program must complete 32 credits for their degree requirements. A minimum of 8 credits, 6 credits of required courses and 2 credits of practicum, must be taken at GPH. Electives may be taken outside GPH* but require approval of the Chair, unless already on the pre-approved list of electives. 

Students in the DrPH program must complete 42 credits for their degree requirements. A minimum of 16 credits of required courses, must be taken at GPH. Per the GPH transfer credit policy, students may transfer in up to 9 credits of approved coursework from an accredited school or program. Electives may be taken outside GPH* but require approval of the Director.

Students in the PhD program who matriculated in Fall 2020 or later must complete 72 credits for their degree requirements. A minimum of 66 credits, including 18 credits of required courses, and 6 credits of concentration courses, must be taken at GPH.  Students in the PhD program who matriculated prior to Fall 2020 must complete 39 credits for their degree requirements. A minimum of 33 credits, including 18 credits of required courses and 6 credits of concentration courses, must be taken at GPH. Per the GPH transfer credit policy, students may transfer in up to 9 credits of approved coursework from an accredited school or program. Electives may be taken outside GPH* but require approval of the relevant Concentration Director.

* outside GPH, but within NYU.       
Note: exception to residency requirements may be made in extraordinary circumstances and must be approved by the relevant Chair or Program Director.

 

 

 


Forms & Procedures 

Students should contact their Program Advisor in Student Affairs for guidance on academic progress, required course selection, and changes in student status.

For information and technical assistance relevant to the registration topics listed below, students should read the relevant information at the weblinks provided.

In this section, you will find the following forms & instructions:

  1. Dropping Courses and Withdrawal Schedule
  2. Enrollment Mismatch Hold
  3. Full-time/Half-time Equivalency
  4. Graduate Course Waiver
  5. Graduate Elective Substitution Petition
  6. Graduate Student Travel Grant
  7. Incomplete Grade Request
  8. Independent Study Request
  9. MPH/MS Concentration Transfer
  10. Transfer Credit

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • For Registration Guidelines, please visit the Student Services page.
  • Doctoral Students should consult this page for helpful forms including dissertation defense reports, candidacy exam applications, and coursework checklists.

☛ IMPORTANT NOTE | Many forms require to be signed and returned to GPH Registration at gph.registration@nyu.edu.


 

1 - Dropping Courses and Withdrawal Schedule

To drop a course, please follow the instructions on the NYU Registrar's website. Be sure to refer to the withdrawal and refund schedules on this website.

 

2 - Enrollment Mismatch Hold

The most common type of disbursement hold students encounter is the Enrollment Mismatch Hold. This occurs when the number of credits the Office of Financial Aid expects to see is different from your actual enrollment for the semester. 

☛ Learn how to clear the Enrollment Mismatch hold by visiting the Financial Information section on the GPH Student services page.


 

3 - Full-time/Half-time Equivalency

The School of Global Public Health defines full-time status as enrollment in a minimum of 11-12 units, depending on the semester, and half-time status as enrollment in a minimum of 6 units in one semester.

For the purposes of immigration and federal aid eligibility (student loans), NYU considers full-time status as enrollment in a minimum of 9 units in one semester, and half-time status as enrollment in a minimum of 4.5 units in one semester.

Note for International Students: if it is your last semester before you graduate and you have fewer than 12 credits left to finish your degree or program, you only need to complete the NYU OGS form Register Part-Time: Reduced Course Load. You do not need to apply for full-time equivalency.

Students may be certified as having full-time equivalency for an academic term under the program’s equivalency requirements defined here:

  • Full-time equivalency: A student may claim full-time status based on any combination of required program internship or fieldwork, work as a Graduate or Research assistant, and coursework* requiring at least 40 hours per week.

  • Half-time equivalency: A student may claim half-time status based on any combination of required program internship or fieldwork, work as a Graduate or Research assistant, and coursework requiring at least 20 hours per week.

A student is not eligible for equivalency if he/she is not registered for any credit-bearing course work: therefore, students registered for a leave of absence, maintenance of matriculation or zero credit courses will not be approved for equivalency.

The courses which may qualify for equivalency include: 

  • GPH-GU 2359 Applied Practice Experience Seminar (2) 
  • GPH-GU 2360 Integrative Learning Experience Seminar (2) 
  • GPH-GU 2686 Thesis I: Practice and Integrative Learning Experiences (2)
  • GPH-GU 2687 Thesis II: Practice and Integrative Learning Experiences (2)
  • GPH-GU 3555 Bioethics Practicum (2-4)

Students should be aware of the limitations of equivalency status. Equivalencies carry no credit value toward the degree and may affect financial aid. In particular, students should note that equivalencies do not affect program-awarded scholarships, which are always based on actual credit enrollments.

Students should contact the Office of Financial Aid, 25 West 4th Street, 212-998-4444 to determine his/her status.

Application Procedures for FT/HT Equivalencies

  • Students who wish to apply for equivalency must submit the form below no later than two weeks before the first day of classes in the semester for which equivalency is requested.
  • Students must be registered before equivalency can be approved.
  • Students are fully responsible for investigating the terms, conditions, and deadlines related to any financial aid implications.

 Access form here: Full-time/Half-time Equivalency Form


 

4 - Graduate Course Waiver

MPH students may waive the requirement to take certain core and concentration courses as indicated below, based on the conditions below. When a course is waived, the credits must be made up with additional electives so the total credits at the end of the student’s program is still 46 credits. MPH and MS Biostatistics students should refer to the Biostatistics Course Substitution Form on the landing page of their program (MPH Biostatistics; MS Biostatistics). 

  • A core course (Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Environmental Health, Health Policy and Management, Social and Behavioral Health) may be waived only with a similar core course taken at a CEPH-accredited MPH program/school.

  • Up to 9 credits of coursework may be waived if the following conditions are met:

    • a grade of a C- or better was obtained;
    • the MPH core course(s) was taken at a CEPH-accredited school or program within the last 5 years;
    • And the syllabus for the waiver course was evaluated and approved by the relevant course instructor and/or chairperson/program director.

NOTE: if 3-4 core courses have already been taken at a CEPH-accredited institution, 2 courses may be transferred in and 1-2 additional courses may be waived. 

All requests for a course waiver must be filed upon matriculation in the student’s first semester of enrollment in the program using the form below, which should be sent along with the relevant course syllabus and a copy of the transcript to Lisa Kroin, Director, Registration and Academic Services (lisa.kroin@nyu.edu).

☛ Download form here:  Graduate Course Waiver Form


 

5 - Graduate Elective Substitution Petition

Use this form if you wish to take an elective that is not on your program or concentration's list of pre-approved electives. You can refer to your program or concentration's landing page to view degree requirements and pre-approved electives.  
 Complete the online form here: Graduate Elective Substitution Petition

 

6 - Graduate Student Travel Grant

The School of Global Public Health encourages matriculated graduate students to submit abstracts for presenting at a professional public health (or related) conference. To help offset the cost of attending such conferences, The Office of Student Affairs offers competitive travel grants to students on a limited basis. Each academic year, a total of 10 awards will be made with each one not exceeding $500. If approved, the travel grant will be awarded to the student and can only be used for conference registration, travel, and lodging.

Eligibility 

The following eligibility criteria will be used: 

  • Applicants must be a currently enrolled student in one of the following Graduate programs (MPH, MA, MS, or Certificate). The student must be enrolled as either a part-time or full-time at the time of the presentation. Applications will be considered for students who will present within 60 days of graduating from the program. In this case, notification of acceptance for presentation must be made while the student is matriculated (prior to graduation). 
  • The applicant’s work must be accepted for presentation at a scholarly or professional conference (either oral or poster presentation). Applicants must include the abstract of the paper and correspondence from the conference indicating acceptance as part of the application (as soon as the acceptance notification is available). 
  • Applicants must be presenting original work, which is directly related to the field of public health. 
  • The conference must take place in the academic year for which the applicant is requesting funding. 
  • Applicants must be in good academic standing (GPA at or above 3.0). 
  • The applicant must not be receiving alternative sources of funding that will cover the cost of attendance (students may combine this award with other financial assistance, but not to exceed the total cost of conference participation). 
  • The applicant can receive only one travel grant award while matriculated in the degree program. 

☛ Download form here: Graduate Student Travel Grant (Updated October 2023)


 

7 - Incomplete Grade Request

GPH students are expected to complete all course requirements on time. Under extraordinary circumstances (such as a medical emergency or family crisis), the temporary grade of “I” (Incomplete), may be recorded for a student who is unable to complete course requirements. A grade of “I” does not factor into the GPA, nor do the units for the course count as earned credit toward the degree while the "I" remains on the transcript. The credits do count as attempted credits and therefore may impact financial aid eligibility. Questions regarding financial aid may be directed to financial.aid@nyu.edu.     

To receive an incomplete grade, the student should make a formal request using the Incomplete Grade Request form. The form serves as a contract between the student and course instructor and must be signed by both parties and submitted to the Director of Registration & Academic Services. The request will indicate the reason for the incomplete, the work to be completed, and the final deadline by which the work is to be submitted, to be stipulated by the instructor. 150 days after the end of the semester in which the course was taken, the Incomplete will lapse to an “F”.
 Download form here:  Incomplete Grade Request Form

 

8 - Independent Study Request

Under special circumstances, students may pursue an independent study, which is an opportunity for individualized study on a topic of the student’s interest. Independent studies may be done for 1-4 credits, with 12.5 hours of coursework (750 minutes) per credit. No more than 4 credits of independent study may be done during a student’s time in the program.

They are open only to undergraduate seniors, second-year graduate students, and doctoral students.

The following criteria must be met for an independent study:

  • It must be related to the student’s concentration or major;
  • It must be done with a full-time NYU faculty who has expertise in the area and who is willing to serve as their faculty supervisor; it may not be done with an adjunct or anyone outside NYU;
  • An independent study may be done off-campus, as long as it does not prevent the student from attending all sessions of the other courses which they are enrolled in. Students are encouraged to use Spring break, January, and Summer for off-campus independent studies, particularly those which are overseas;
  • It may not replicate a pre-existing course, nor may it involve assisting a faculty member with non-academic work.
  • Please read this form and its instructions carefully and complete all components of it.

 Download form here: Independent Study Request Form


 

9 - MPH/MS Concentration Transfer

This procedure is required for students who wish to change to a new concentration (MS or MPH).  If this is your first semester in the program, please note that you may be accepted into the new concentration on the condition that the GPA and course requirements are met, as outlined on the form below. 

Students should read through the form carefully and submit it no later than one week prior to the first day of Spring registration, which usually occurs in mid-November (students who matriculated in the Spring must submit the form at least one week prior to the start of Fall registration, which usually occurs in mid-to-late April). Keep in mind that the review process may take a couple of weeks, so plan your request accordingly.  Please also note that changing concentrations may increase the length of your program from 2 to 3 years if you are currently full-time.

NOTE: International students may not transfer to an online MPH program if they are staying in the U.S. In addition, a change of concentration does not require a new I-20.

Eligibility Requirements:  Students requesting a change of concentration must have a GPA of at least 3.0. Students wishing to transfer into one of the concentrations below should be aware of the following grade requirements. Please note that students may be accepted into a new concentration on the condition that these grades are attained:

  • Biostatistics – the BIOS concentration requires students to earn at least an A- in GPH-GU 2995/5995 Biostatistics for Public Health and a grade of B+ or higher in GPH-GU 2106/5106 Epidemiology. The Biostatistics (MS) requires students to earn at least an A- in Biostatistics and Epidemiology.    
     
  • Epidemiology - the EPI concentration requires students to earn at least a B+ in both GPH-GU 2995/5995 Biostatistics for Public Health and GPH-GU 2106/5106 Epidemiology.    
     
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences – the SBS concentration requires students to earn at least a B+ in both GPH-GU 2995/5995 Biostatistics for Public Health and GPH-GU 2106/5106 Epidemiology.  

 Access form here: MPH/MS Concentration Transfer Form        


 

10 - Transfer Credit

Upon matriculation, students enrolled in the MPH program will be allowed to transfer in a maximum of 9 credits of approved graduate courses from a CEPH-accredited school or program. Of these 9 credits, only 6 credits may count towards core courses in the Public Health program (including Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health Care Policy/Public Health Management & Leadership, Environmental Health, and Global Issues in Social and Behavioral Health). Approval of transfer credits will be granted pending a grade of a C- or better. 
 
For those who have taken the core courses that comprise the Advanced Certificate in Public Health through GPH, up to 15 of these credits may be applied toward the MPH degree. Approval of transfer credits from the Advanced Certificate will be approved pending a grade of a C- or better and completion of within the past 5 years.  
 
Upon matriculation, students enrolled in the MS program will be allowed to transfer in a maximum of 9 credits of approved graduate courses from an accredited school or program.  Approval of transfer credits will be granted pending a grade of a C- or better.

Upon matriculation, students enrolled in the MA program will be allowed to transfer in a maximum of 12 credits of approved graduate courses from an accredited school or program.  Approval of transfer credits will be granted pending a grade of a C- or better.

Individuals who complete coursework at NYU as non-matriculated students will be allowed to transfer up to 9 credits into the graduate program and may be either core or elective courses. Transfer credit may not be applied towards Applied Practice Experience Seminar or Thesis.

 Access form here: Transfer Credit Form

 

 

 


Statement of Academic Integrity

The NYU School of Global Public Health values both open inquiry and academic integrity.

Students in the program are expected to follow standards of excellence set forth by New York University and stated in the NYU Academic Integrity Policy Statement.

Such standards include respect, honesty and responsibility

GPH does not tolerate violations to academic integrity including:

  • Plagiarism
  • Cheating on an exam
  • Submitting your own work toward requirements in more than one course without prior approval from the instructor
  • Collaborating with other students for work expected to be completed individually
  • Giving your work to another student to submit as his/her own
  • Purchasing or using papers or work online or from a commercial firm and presenting it as your own work

Students are expected to familiarize themselves with the GPH Statement of Academic Integrity and NYU University’s policy on academic integrity as they will be expected to adhere to such policies at all times – as a student and an alumni of New York University.


Plagiarism

Plagiarism, whether intended or not,  is not tolerated at GPH. 

Plagiarism involves  presenting ideas and/or words without acknowledging the source and includes any of the following acts:

  • Using a phrase, sentence, or passage from another writer's work without using quotation marks
  • Paraphrasing a passage from another writer's work without attribution
  • Presenting facts, ideas, or written text gathered or downloaded from the Internet as your own
  • Submitting another student's work with your name on it
  • Submitting your own work toward requirements in more than one course without prior approval from the instructor
  • Purchasing a paper or "research" from a term paper mill.  

Students at GPH and enrolled in GPH courses are responsible for understanding what constitutes plagiarism. Students  are encouraged to discuss specific questions with faculty instructors and to utilize the many resources available at New York University. 

Prior to join NYU GPH, each graduate student enrolled in any graduate program at GPH is required to complete the online Plagiarism Certification Test to learn how to recognize plagiarism, test your understanding, and earn a certificate. 


Disciplinary Sanctions

When an instructor suspects cheating, plagiarism, and/or other forms of academic dishonesty, appropriate disciplinary action is as follows:

➪ The Instructor will meet with the student to discuss, and present evidence for the particular violation, giving the student opportunity to refute or deny the charge(s).

➪ If the Instructor confirms that violation(s), he/she, in consultation with the Department Chair or Program Director may take any of the following actions:

  • Allow the student to redo the assignment
  • Lower the grade for the work in question
  • Assign a grade of F for the work in question
  • Assign a grade of F for the course
  • Recommend dismissal

 

Once an action(s) is taken, the Instructor will inform the Department Chair or Program Director and inform the student in writing, instructing the student to schedule an appointment with the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, as a final step. 

The student has the right to appeal the action taken in accordance with the GPH Student Complaint Procedure.

 

 

 


 

Grade Appeal Process


Students who wish to request a change of their final course grade should follow the procedures outlined below. 

STEP 1 | Within fifteen (15) calendar days from when the final course grade is posted in Albert, the student should consult with the instructor who assigned the grade to discuss the requirements for the course and how the grade was determined. Following this discussion, the instructor will make a determination whether to change the grade and issue a decision to the student via email (the “Step 1 Decision”).

STEP 2 | If the student wishes to appeal the Step 1 Decision, they must submit a formal written appeal (“Appeal”) via email within ten (10) calendar days of the Step 1 Decision being sent.  The Appeal should include a written statement explaining the grounds for the appeal and why the course grade provided by the instructor should be re-assessed.

Appeals will be decided by the Department Chair / Program Director* of the department / program where the course is housed or by their designee, who shall be an appropriate academic administrator equivalent to a Department Chair / Program Director.  If the Appeal is from the grade in a course taught by the Department Chair or Program Director, the Appeal will be decided by the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs.  If the Appeal is from the grade in a course taught by the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, the Appeal will be decided by the Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs.

The Step 2 decision maker will independently review the grade(s), collect relevant information pertinent to the course grade and the Appeal, and will issue a decision via email (the “Step 2 Decision”).

STEP 3 | If the student wishes to appeal the Step 2 Decision, they must submit a formal written appeal (“Final Appeal”) via email within ten (10) calendar days of the Step 2 Decision being sent.

The Final Appeal will be decided by the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs.  If the First Appeal was decided by the Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs, the Final Appeal will be reviewed by the Senior Executive Vice Dean.

The Step 3 decision maker will independently review the grade(s), collect relevant information pertinent to the course grade and Final Appeal, and will issue a final decision via email.  No further appeals are permitted. 

Adapted from Steinhardt

* a list of department chairs and program directors can be found here: https://publichealth.nyu.edu/about/departments 

 

 

 


Graduate Student Guidelines for Academic Issues Encountered in a Course

The School of Global Public Health is committed to resolving academic issues encountered in a course in a manner that is fair and supportive of students who may be experiencing personal difficulties affecting their academic work.

The following outlines procedures for dealing with common academic issues sometimes experienced in a course. If a student has an academic issue, the first point of contact should be the instructor. If the student and instructor can’t resolve the issue, the student should contact their Chair or Program Director for further adjudication.

Students who are experiencing personal difficulties are encouraged to contact the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs for help in dealing with non-academic issues.

For issues related to grades, students should follow the steps below:

1. Request for justification of a grade received. Instructors are expected to provide clear and detailed grading criteria either in the syllabus or in a separate document explaining an assignment. Students are entitled to ask instructors to explain further how a grade was determined. Instructors are expected to respond to these requests as quickly as possible.

2. Challenging a grade. Students who believe that the assigned grade is not justified after receiving the instructor’s explanation of how the work was assessed and the grade was calculated should contact their Program Director who will review the case and communicate with the instructor regarding the details of the case and recommendations for resolution. The student will be contacted regarding the outcome of this review. The Vice Dean for Academic Affairs will be consulted by the Chair or Program Director as needed.

3. Persistent absences. Students are expected to attend all class sessions. The syllabus should clearly state the instructor’s policy regarding missing class sessions and the penalties for missing class. If a student has frequent absences, the instructor is advised to reach out to gph.studentaffairs@nyu.edu and they will try to contact the student.  The Assistant Dean for Student Affairs will communicate with the instructor, Chair or Program Director, and Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and all these parties will decide how to proceed regarding any academic penalties.

4. Late submission of assignments. Students are expected to submit all assignments on time. The syllabus should clearly state the instructor’s policy regarding penalties for late submission of assignments. Barring emergencies, students must request permission in advance if they are unable to meet an assignment deadline, and the student and instructor should establish an agreed upon due date. If a student persistently submits assignments late, the instructor is advised to consult with the Chair or Program Director who may also consult with the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs regarding how to proceed with the student.

5. Missing the midterm or final. Students must obtain the instructor’s permission at least a week in advance if they expect to miss the midterm or final unless the absence is due to an emergency. Make-up exams are the prerogative of the instructor. The instructor is expected to communicate with the student via email regarding his/her decision on whether a make-up exam will be provided.

6. Incomplete grades. Students are expected to complete all course requirements on time. Under extraordinary circumstances (such as a medical emergency), the temporary grade of I (incomplete), may be recorded for a student who is unable to complete course requirements. To receive an incomplete grade, the student must make a formal request using the Incomplete Grade Request form. The request must include the reason for the incomplete, the work to be completed, and the final date the work is to be completed. The form must be signed by both the student and the course instructor and sent to the Director, Registration & Academic Service. All incompletes must be changed to a final grade no later than 150 days after the semester in which the incomplete is given or the grade will automatically become an F. Students are strongly advised to complete the work well before the 150 day time limit as instructors may not be available to grade the work close to the deadline.

 

 

 


Student Conduct Policies - Non-Academic

If students have any questions regarding the following policies and procedures they are strongly encouraged to meet with the GPH Sr. Associate Dean of Student Affairs.

Student Conduct - Non-Academic

Effective August 13, 2018, allegations of non-academic misconduct, as outlined in the University Student Conduct Policy, against a student of the School of Global Public Health, shall be addressed pursuant to the procedures set forth in the NYU Student Conduct Procedures and administered by the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards under the authority of the Senior Vice President of Student Affairs.  Allegations of academic misconduct (plagiarism, cheating) against a student of the School of Global Public Health shall continue to be addressed by the school in accordance with established procedures listed above.
 

Student Conduct Procedures

Matters involving allegations of non-academic misconduct are managed under the NYU Student Conduct Procedures.
 

Student Conduct Forum for Resolution

As described here, the Office of Student Conduct recognizes that, during the college years, some students will have missteps and hit rough patches. We truly believe these experiences can be opportunities for a student to reflect on their education, correct course, and focus toward success.  At the same time, students must also be held accountable when their conduct violates the standards of community membership.

While many situations can be addressed through conversational and colloquial measures, other matters may necessitate more formal procedures depending on the severity of the alleged conduct and potential sanctions. Upon receipt of a report, the Office of Student Conduct shall review the matter and determine an appropriate forum for resolution. All forums, as outlined below, are administered to ensure that any student accused of violating University policy (the “respondent”) is afforded a fair and impartial process.  


Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment

New York University is committed to maintaining an environment that encourages and fosters appropriate conduct among all persons and respect for individual values. Accordingly, the University is committed to enforcing this Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy and Complaint Procedures at all levels in order to create an environment free from discrimination, harassment, retaliation and/or sexual assault. Discrimination or harassment based on race, gender and/or gender identity or expression, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, or on any other legally prohibited basis is unlawful and undermines the character and purpose of the University. Such discrimination or harassment violates University policy and will not be tolerated.  

The Office of Equal Opportunity is the University's neutral unit charged with investigating allegations of discrimination and harassment in the working and learning environments in accordance with the University's Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy and Complaint Procedures for Employees.


Bias Response Line       

The New York University Bias Response Line provides a mechanism through which members of our community can share or report experiences and concerns of bias, discrimination, or harassing behavior that may occur within our community.

Experienced administrators in the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) receive and assess reports, and then help facilitate responses, which may include referral to another University school or unit, or investigation if warranted according to the University's existing Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy.

The Bias Response Line is designed to enable the University to provide an open forum that helps to ensure that our community is equitable and inclusive.


Title IX

New York University is committed to complying with Title IX and enforcing University policies prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex. Mary Signor, Assistant Vice President, Office of Equal Opportunity, serves as New York University’s Title IX Coordinator. The University’s Title IX Coordinator is a resource for any questions or concerns about sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, or sexual misconduct and is available to discuss your rights and judicial options.

 

University policies define prohibited conduct, provide informal and formal procedures for filing a complaint and a prompt and equitable resolution of complaints.