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.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling us at 212-998-4600.
Kerri Smith, Ed.D.
Assistant Director, Faculty Programs
Claire Austin, M.A.
Program Administrator, Faculty Programs
Residential Life Assistant, Faculty Programs