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Faculty Programs

Institutions across the country are recognizing the importance of creating and maintaining collaborative learning communities that cross traditional boundaries between the formal classroom and the residential setting.

We believe that a student’s learning is an on-going process, not bounded by the confines of traditional class time and space, and that the array of experiences outside of the traditional classroom are an ideal environment for the application of classroom theory, experiential learning, and life skill development. 

At NYU, we have developed a number of structural programs to promote student and faculty interaction outside of the classroom. Each program intends to create the opportunity for faculty and students to engage in meaningful experiences with one another over fun and often intellectual topics. Each program is described in detail by clicking on the links below.

Faculty Affiliates

Faculty Fellows in Residence

Visiting Faculty Program


Research has consistently shown the benefits of faculty and student interaction:

Faculty interaction outside of the classroom is directly linked to student retention, enhanced learning, and increased social and intellectual development.

After having interaction outside of the classroom with faculty, students have been shown to:

  • participate more in class discussions,
  • have more satisfaction with their classes,
  • have a greater appreciation of the arts,
  • spend more time in group study,
  • and become more involved in the life of the campus.

If you would like to get more information about these programs, please contact the Academic Development Team within Residential Life and Housing Services via email or by calling us at 212-998-4600.

Kerri Smith, Assistant Director

Kerri Smith, Ed.D.

Assistant Director,       Faculty Programs

Claire Austin, Program Administrator

Claire Austin, M.A.

Program Administrator, Faculty Programs

Angie Kim

Angie Kim

Residential Life Assistant, Faculty Programs

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