First-Year Seminar Program - Teaching Strategies for Online and Blended Instruction
In July and August 2020, Academic Affairs hosted a two-part webinar series on pedagogical strategies for generating critical engagement and group participation in online and blended First-Year Seminars, led by Anton Borst and Renee McGarry of Teaching and Learning with Technology. These webinars explored topics such as how to foster student debate, facilitate group work, and build effective learning communities, regardless of instruction mode. See here for part one of the series and here for part two (you must be signed in to NYU Zoom to view).
First-Year Seminar Program - Course Enhancement Support
COURSE ENHANCEMENT FUNDS: First-Year Seminar instructors have access to course enhancement funds, modest amounts that assist faculty in engaging students within and/or outside of the classroom, offering experiential opportunities, and exposing students to cultural events. Examples include taking students to plays or cultural events, hosting a dinner, arranging for a guest speaker, and more. Course enhancement funds are treated as reimbursements for pre-approved enhancement ideas. Please email Program Administrator Michael Fisher (email@example.com) with any questions.
CAS RESEARCH IN TEACHING INITIATIVE: selectively offers faculty stipend support, course enhancement funds, and staff assistance to transform First-Year Seminars into laboratories for exploring the liberal arts. This program is open to full-time Art and Science faculty only who are teaching a First-Year Seminar. Please email Dean Armanda Lewis (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
First-Year Seminar Program - Research, Speaking and Writing Supports
English Language Conversation Circle: offered by the University Learning Center (ULC), students are encouraged to participate in discussions (in English) on topics chosen by ULC Learning Assistants. Students engage in thoughtful conversation with peers to increase comfort and fluency in the English language.
Undergraduate and Insructional Services, NYU Libraries: serve undergraduate faculty and students with research instruction and consultation.
Writing Center: offers students from across the University one-on-one support at every stage of the writing process and on any piece of writing except for exams. Drop in and scheduled appointments are available.
Writing Tutors Program: integrates writing tutors into first-year seminars across CAS to support all enrolled student writers. Expository Writing Program faculty mentor the tutors, take care of logistics, and meet with CAS faculty to plan for 2-3 occasions during the semester when all students in your course will meet individually with a tutor to discuss drafts of writing assignments and develop revision strategies.
To learn more about integrating writing tutors into your first-year seminar to support your students’ writing, please contact Bill Morgan (email@example.com), Director of the Writing Center.
Writing in the Disciplines (WID): promotes effective, intellectually engaged student writing by offering instructional support for students and development opportunities for faculty. Any course or department is eligible to receive free support from one of our WID consultants, who are full-time faculty from the Expository Writing Department with expertise in writing pedagogy. WID offers the following services:
For more information or to schedule a workshop, please contact the Director of Writing in the Disciplines, Jono Mishkot (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit our website at: https://wp.nyu.edu/ewpwid/