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  • Strategies for Easier Grading & Motivating Students Thank you, Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo, for writing this for us.Ah, grading! The bane of most faculty members’ existences. The holder of power in the classroom. The block to true ...
    Posted Dec 2, 2020, 10:48 AM by The Faculty Center
  • A Word from the 2020 Distinguished Teaching Award Recipients The Distinguished University Teaching Award recognizes the most outstanding teachers at The New School, while the Award for Outstanding Achievements in Social Justice Teaching recognizes faculty members whose work has ...
    Posted Jun 24, 2020, 4:22 PM by The Faculty Center
  • Celebrating New School Faculty Faculty at The New School have responded with bravery and ingenuity to the confusion and uncertainty brought on by the pandemic. As we end the academic year, we’d like ...
    Posted May 11, 2020, 2:08 PM by The Faculty Center
  • Upcoming workshops, resources and information for students Information for StudentsYou don’t need to teach your students how to use the technology. Information about using Zoom and Canvas for online learning is available here. Also, please ...
    Posted Apr 9, 2020, 2:10 PM by Rita Breidenbach
  • Support for Teaching from Home, Info for Students, and More We hope you and your families are well. We also hope you’ve been able to participate in some of the amazing workshops and training sessions that were offered this ...
    Posted Apr 3, 2020, 9:03 AM by Rita Breidenbach
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Information is available below on:
  • Resources and Support for Students; University Learning Center UpdatesFaculty Workshops and Gatherings
  • Information for Part-Time Faculty affected by the COVID-19 economic crisis
  • University Libraries Expanded Resources
  • Research and Grants in COVID-19 Time
  • Let us help you

Resources and Support for Students
Student Success has created a Student Resource Hub, where students can find an extensive list of university and community resources to support them. The site features tips for transitioning to remote learning and staying healthy, mental health resources, and opportunities to stay connected with student peers. It also includes food and financial assistance information, including a link to The New School’s Student Emergency Assistance Program, which provides funding for current students who are experiencing acute economic distress. The Hub will be updated regularly as we continue to learn about new offerings that are available to students. If your students need additional support or have questions about any of the resources in the Hub, please refer them to studentsupport@newschool.edu.

University Learning Center Updates

The University Learning Center (ULC) is now offering morning and late night tutoring hours to help accommodate students in different time zones. Students can book appointments from 8:00 am-midnight Monday-Friday and from noon-5:00 pm on Saturdays (EST). Students can make online tutoring appointments via WCONLINE and can even still do an online “walk-in”! For help making an appointment or for more information, please email learningcenter@newschool.edu or visit the ULC‘s website.

Spring 2021 Faculty Workshops and Gatherings
To receive a link for any of the below, please RSVP to thefacultycenter@newschool.edu.

Teaching Coop

Join us. Use the rest of the summer to learn about best practices and strategies for teaching informed by research into how people learn, and workshop your ideas with colleagues as you re-think your course(s) for more effective online and/or in-person structure and delivery. Each session includes a short presentation on a particular topic, such as promoting student engagement, universal design for learning, building a rubric, followed by time to share and discuss. Faculty with more experience teaching online will be making guest appearances to share their lessons learned and be available to field your questions. Sessions are held biweekly on Thursdays at 1:00 pm; beginning January 21.

The Coop is facilitated by Rita Breidenbach, Maya Georgieva, and Sheena Daree Miller.


Inclusive Teaching Series

Come to one or all:
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, January 11-13, 10:00-12:00 pm ET
With Rita Pisalet Breidenbach and Sheena Daree Miller, The Faculty Center

Inclusive teaching, addressing implicit bias, handling difficult moments in the classroom: these aren’t things that are learned once; they are an ongoing practice, developing mindset and evolving attitudes that grow stronger over time. By engaging in these practices, faculty can work to ensure we’re supporting all students. In this series, we’ll discuss how faculty can cultivate online and in-person learning environments where all students feel respected, valued, supported and engaged.

Join any or all of the below sessions:
  • Monday, January 11, Teaching for Equity & Inclusion Online: An Introduction
  • Tuesday, January 12, Teaching for Equity & Inclusion: Addressing Implicit Bias and Microaggressions
  • Wednesday, January 13, Teaching for Equity & Inclusion: Generation Z & Trauma-informed Pedagogy
Information for Part-Time Faculty affected by COVID-19 economic crisis
We know that many of our part-time faculty teach in multiple places, have their own firms, or provide freelance services and may be suffering during the economic crisis brought on by the mandated response to contain COVID-19. Part-time faculty who have been impacted by the COVID-19 economic situation may wish to explore the resources below:

This Medium article about the CARES Act may be of interest: Dear Non-Profits, Small Businesses, Artists, Freelancers, Gig Workers, Self-Employers, Part-Timers, and Solo Shop Warriors Wondering What’s Next: This Money is For You. Please Take It.

New York State Department of Labor:
What You Need to Know and Do About the CARES Act
The Act provides enhanced Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) for New Yorkers. Here’s what you need to know. Learn More Here >>

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)

Information on the upcoming Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), which provides payment to workers not traditionally eligible for unemployment benefits (self-employed, independent contractors, workers with limited work history, and others) who are unable to work as a direct result of the coronavirus public health emergency. Note: You must apply for and be denied regular Unemployment Benefits to be qualified for PUA. Learn More Here >>

Guidance for Self-Employed Individuals
How to file an Unemployment Insurance Claim on the New York State Department of Labor’s Website. Learn More Here >>

Guidance for Independent Contractors

Guidance for Independent Contractors on the New York State Department of Labor’s Website. Learn More Here >>

Calculator: Estimate Weekly Unemployment Insurance Benefits
You can use this tool to estimate a weekly Unemployment Insurance benefits. Learn More Here >>

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs before applying for unemployment assistance on the New York State Department of Labor’s Website. Learn More Here >>
Unemployment Updated FAQs from the NY Department of Labor View PDF Here >>

New School Libraries Expanded Resources

Library resources have expanded with publishers opening up material previously behind paywalls. A staff member is available to answer any questions from our website via live chat Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-10:00 pm and Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 am-6:00 pm. You can submit questions and requests anytime via Ask Us.
  • Certain databases with expanded access. You can see many of these resources in the New/Trial Databases box on the A-Z Databases page (also: additional sources some publishers have temporarily made available).
  • 30K ebook titles added to our catalog, with almost 100K more to be added the week of April 13 (tips: Finding e-books in our catalog).
  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL) expanded. Scans emailed directly to your inbox.
  • Expanded total number of pages that can be scanned to 100 pages.
Don’t see what you’re looking for? Ask Us, and/or to set up a research consultation via Zoom.
Research and Grants in COVID-19 Time
The Office of Research Support (ORS) has compiled notes from national dialogue discussions and is offering the resources below to help Principal Investigators and Researchers navigate the sudden and complex challenges of COVID-19. Please feel free to contact us at researchsupport@newschool.edu.