Planning Assessment

Degree-granting programs at The New School evaluate students’ learning outcomes and provide a summary of these assessments to the Provost’s Office on an annual basis. Programs may choose between two different frameworks for their student learning assessment. The standard model asks programs to select one or more student learning outcomes to assess each year and […]

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Guiding Principles of Assessment: The 4-Step Process

We are committed to quality teaching and learning and to continual re-examination of our effectiveness. Assessment is a tool that enables faculty to determine how to improve and reshape student learning. We believe that program assessment should be: an ongoing process that allows faculty to continually reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of the program […]

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Why Learning Assessment?

Student Learning and Assessment: Overview Assessment of student learning is the ongoing process through which faculty members articulate learning goals for their students, measure students’ progress toward meeting those goals, and use this information to improve their own courses, programs, and institutions. In this process, faculty members ask: What do we expect our students to […]

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Introduction to Teaching: TA & TF Workshop

We had a wonderful turn out for the first Teaching and Learning Workshop in August. Below are videos of the eight presentations made during the workshop by several offices who offer resources for teaching at the university.   1. Intro to Teaching: Welcome 2. Teaching Assistant/Teaching Fellow Panel 3. Assisting Student in Crisis 4. Starfish 5. […]

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Digital Tools in Teaching Workshops

The New School for Public Engagement offered three workshops in the digital humanities in Spring 2014 for part-time and full-time faculty teaching in any school at NSPE and supported by the Civic Engagement initiative of the NSPE Executive Dean’s Office. The workshops covered technical, theoretical, and ethical issues in utilizing digital tools in our teaching. […]

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Nicolás Galván: Being a Listener and a Player, Being a Student and an Experiential Learner

Through playing jazz and listening to jazz, either inside or outside of the classroom, I’m constantly changing my role as a learner. While listening to jazz, I’m focusing on the nuances and timbers of each instrument, the interplay between different members of the ensemble and how it relates to their respective, traditional instrument roles (a […]

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Erica Fae: Land in Your Body

In our current culture of yoga-gone-mainstream and self-help lingo everywhere, the idea of “presence” is hardly new.  Perhaps we even agree it’s a good idea to “be present” in what we are doing, particularly when doing something of importance to us: like our work.  And perhaps we’ve also wished – at one point or another […]

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Guest Contributor Introduction: Erica Fae

Erica Fae is a theater-maker, film maker, and performer. She teaches acting at The New School for Drama.

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Shana Agid: Working with People

When I started teaching at Parsons, one of the first things I learned was to listen for the overlaps and divergences in the language my colleagues, students, and I each used to say what we saw and imagined to be true, or important, or impossible, or inevitable. We did not mean the same thing when […]

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