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Periodically messages are sent to the senior class. Emails always contain timely and important information for those students planning to graduate during the current academic year. In order to make sure that students have access to this information, even if a message is accidentally deleted from the inbox, the archive is constantly updated! Students are expected to read these message from the School, and to reach out to Class Advisers with any questions.

 

11.06.18 November Senior Class Email

Dear Seniors -

 

At this very busy time of year, we want to just touch base with you and bring your attention to a handful of important information pertinent to the Senior cohort.

 

A POST-ELECTION GATHERING AND REFLECTION

What's in your heart and on your mind in the wake of the midterm elections? Join an intimate, nonpartisan discussion on Wednesday, Nov. 7, open to people of all backgrounds and beliefs. 

 

RATIONALE DEADLINES

Congrats to all that submitted their adviser-approved Rationale and Booklist by the November 1st deadline! For those who missed the deadline, please be sure to work closely with your Primary Faculty Adviser this week in order to get your registration hold lifted before spring 2019 registration starts next week.  If you encounter any problems or need additional assistance please reach out to either Senior Class Adviser.  We are here to help.

 

SPRING REGISTRATION

Registration begins next Monday - check your appointment time in Albert. Maximize that hard earned registration time by ensuring that courses selected cover outstanding requirements. Remember that your degree progress report available through Albert provides real-time information about requirements.

 

COLLOQUIUM PREPARATION

Now that most of you have submitted your Rationale and Booklist, it is time to start preparing for the Colloquium conversation itself.  Please consider all of the following:

  • If you have minor or major revisions outstanding, work to submit revised documents as soon as possible. 
  • In conversation with your adviser, identify your preferred two Colloquium panelists early. Reach out to them to see if they are available and interested in participating. It's best to identify a two to three week window during which you hope to sit for the Colloquium. Remember that your panel must include your Primary Faculty Adviser, at least one of your panelists must be a full-time Gallatin faculty member, and all must be faculty at NYU.
  • Review the various 'Ways to Prepare' on the Gallatin website.
  • Consider attending an upcoming Colloquium Preparation workshop for tips:

Friday, November 9 at 11:00 AM in 401

Friday, November 30 at 4:00 PM in 601

Tuesday, December 4 at 12:30 PM in 401

 

APPLY FOR GRADUATION

Can you believe it? It's time to apply for graduation through Albert. This will signal to the university that you want to be included in the Spring 2019 graduation candidate list. You have until February 3, 2019 to apply, but why wait?

 

Work hard and be in touch -

Matthew and Meredith

 

Meredith L. Theeman PhD

Senior Class Adviser | Associate Faculty

meredith.theeman@nyu.edu

Office hours | M 12:00-2:30, W 2:30-5:00, other times by appointment

 

Matthew AJ Gregory MFA

Senior Class Adviser | Associate Faculty

matthew.gregory@nyu.edu

Office hours | T 9:30-12:00, F 1:00-4:00, other times by appointment

10.02.18 October Senior Class Email

Welcome to October, seniors!   We hope that the first month of classes this fall have gone well.  Below you will find some important information, so please read on.

Rationale and Booklist Deadlines

In preparation for your Colloquium, all seniors must complete a Rationale and Booklist approved by your Primary Faculty Adviser.  The October 1st deadline has now passed, so the remaining deadlines for submission of these documents are:

  • May 2019 graduates (who plan to do a Colloquium in the spring 2019 semester) - November 1st, 2018
  • September 2019 graduates - April 1st, 2019

If you fail to submit your adviser-approved Rationale and Booklist by the deadline, you will have a registration hold placed on your Albert account, which could prevent you from registering for spring at your appointed time.  The Rationale and Booklist are seminal degree requirements, and it is imperative that you allocate time to work on these documents in consultation with your adviser.  Be sure to make an appointment with your Primary Faculty Adviser in the first two weeks of classes to get the drafting process started. 

Colloquium Workshops

Don't really know much about the Colloquium?  Have questions about aspects of the process that remain opaque?  We are offering a variety of workshops this fall to assist you.  We offer three types of workshops for seniors:

  • Colloquium Orientation Workshops - these focus on providing a comprehensive view of the entire Colloquium process.  This workshop is recommended for all seniors, especially those who need clarification regarding the goals of the Colloquium and our expectations of you.
  • Rationale and Booklist Writing Workshops - these focus on providing guidance to students on how to brainstorm and get started on drafting their Rationale and Booklist.  These workshops are recommended for all students who are at the earliest stages of drafting the Rationale and Booklist.
  • Colloquium Prep Workshops - these are small group workshops that delve into strategies for preparing to sit for your Colloquium.  These workshops are aimed at students who have already (or are soon to) submit their final Rationale and Booklist for second reader review.

We still have a few workshops left for this semester so act now!

Colloquium Overview Workshops

Friday, October 5 at 12:00 PM in 620 

 

Rationale Writing Workshops

Thursday, October 4 at 12:30 PM in 401  

Friday, October 12 at 12:00 PM in 620  

Friday, October 19 at 4:00 PM in 620  

 

Colloquium Preparation Workshops

Friday, November 2 at 11:00 AM in 401  

Friday, November 9 at 11:00 AM in 401  

Friday, November 30 at 4:00 PM in 601 

Tuesday, December 4 at 12:30 PM in 401  

 

Senior Projects

The Senior Project is a semester-long, four-unit, intensive independent research and/or creative project that students work on under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Projects often, although not always, take on themes or questions with which students engage in their colloquium or rationale, and they attempt to make a new scholarly or artistic contribution to their fields. Examples of Senior Projects include a paper based on original research, a written assessment of a community-learning initiative, or an artistic project (such as design-based work, art exhibit, or theatrical production) accompanied by an analytic essay (comprising artistic background, aims, and technique). They may also take other forms, depending on the student’s interests and abilities.

Students wishing to do a Spring 2019 Senior Project must complete their Colloquium during the Fall 2018 semester.  The deadline for proposals is December 1st, 2018.

 

Be Sure Your Expected Term of Graduation and Mailing Address are Correct in Albert

It is important that your Expected Term of Graduation in Albert is correct, as the university bases most correspondence with seniors based on this projected date.  If the date is wrong in Albert you may miss out on vital information, which could delay your timeline to graduation.  In addition, please be sure that your Mailing Address is correct so that important documents, like your diploma, will be sent to the correct location.

 

Applying for Graduation

Yes, believe it or not, you must apply to graduate in order to receive your degree. Don't delay! Here are the deadlines for applying for graduation:

  • January 2019 candidates' application is open and have through October 7th, 2018 to submit their application online through Albert.
  • May 2019 candidates' application period open October 8th, 2018 and have through February 4th, 2018 to submit their application online.

 

Galltin's Annual BIG WALK!

The BIG WALK, sponsored by the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at NYU, is an annual “walking and talking” tour that traverses iconic New York City thoroughfares or focuses on certain neighborhoods. This year, we are exploring sites in lower Manhattan of special significance to the LGBTQ communities. The 2018 BIG [QUEER] WALK will be directed by Gallatin professor Louise Harpman and will include special guest curator Michael Ryan (BA '14). The BIG [QUEER] WALK is co-sponsored the the Urban Democracy LAB and is free and open to the public. Reservations are required.   - October 13th from 10am to 2pm

 

It’s My Park Day 

Gallatin's Recent Alumni Council invites you to join Prospect Park and REI to care for Prospect Park on October 20! Volunteers will participate in a citywide effort to care for NYC's green spaces with brooms, shovels, rakes, and trash grabbers. From 10:00-1:00 at Prospect Park, we'll be focusing our efforts on Lookout Hill with some cleaning, path maintenance, and woodland restoration. For info and to RSVP go here

 

Save the Date(s) for Fall

October 2: Proposal Writing Workshop

November 15:  Marketing your Gallatin Degree

December 1: Deans Awards for Graduating Seniors (DAGS) - January graduation candidates

December 1: Spring Senior Projects proposal deadline

December 6: Senior Toast

 

Work hard and be in touch, 

Matthew & Meredith

08.31.18 Senior Welcome Letter

Welcome to senior year!   Senior year is a crucial time as you complete your degree requirements, not the least of which will be your Colloquium.  Below you will find a variety of information pertinent to seniors.  

Meet Your Senior Class Advisers

The Office of Advising has two Class Advisers dedicated to the senior class: Matthew Gregory and Meredith Theeman.  We are both available to work with any of you, but generally we split the class alphabetically with Matt taking students whose last names start with letters A through K, and Meredith taking those students whose last names start with L though Z.

Matthew Gregory MA (Seniors A through K)

Phone:  212-992-9830

Email: matthew.gregory@nyu.edu

Office:  1 Washington Place, room 745

Office Hours (drop in, no appointment necessary): Tuesdays from 9:30pm to 12pm and Fridays from 1pm to 4pm

 

Meredith Theeman PhD (Seniors L through Z)

Phone:  212- 992 7746

Email:  meredith.theeman@nyu.edu

Office:  1 Washington Place, room 743

Office Hours (drop-in, no appointment necessary): Mondays from 12pm to 2:30pm and Wednesdays from 2:30pm to 5:00pm

 

Don't Forget the Add/Drop Deadline

Monday, September 17th is the last day of the fall semester on which you can drop a class without a W  and receive a 100% refund of tuition and fees if you will remain in at least one course.  This is also the last day that you can add a class on Albert. All courses added after this day must be done through Gallatin Student Services.

 

Be Sure to Check Your Degree Progress Report in Albert

As you consider changing your fall class schedule, please review your Degree Progress Report in your Albert Student Center.  It is imperative that you complete all requirements by the end of senior year if you wish to graduate in January or May 2019.  If you see something on your Degree Progress Report that seems incorrect or confusing, please reach out to us.

 

Rationale and Booklist Deadlines

In preparation for your Colloquium, all seniors must complete a Rationale and Booklist approved by your Primary Faculty Adviser.  The deadlines for submission of these documents are:

  • January 2019 graduates (and those who wish to sit for their Colloquium in the fall) - October 1st, 2018
  • May 2019 graduates (who plan to do a Colloquium in the spring 2019 semester) - November 1st, 2018

If you fail to submit your adviser-approved Rationale and Booklist by the deadline, you will have a registration hold placed on your Albert account, which could prevent you from registering for spring at your appointed time.  The Rationale and Booklist are seminal degree requirements, and it is imperative that you allocate time to work on these documents in consultation with your adviser.  Be sure to make an appointment with your Primary Faculty Adviser in the first two weeks of classes to get the drafting process started. 

 

Registering for the 2 unit COLLQ_UG

Many of you are required to register for the 2 unit COLLQ-UG in the semester in which you plan to do your Colloquium.  If you plan to do your Colloquium in the fall 2018 semester, you will need to submit a Plan of Study that indicates your plan to register for COLLQ-UG.  If you already did this, Gallatin Student Services sent you registration instructions by email. If you need to add Colloquium to your schedule, please have your adviser email Student Services with permission to add the course. 

If you plan to do your Colloquium in the spring, then you should list COLLQ-UG on your spring Plan of Study, which you will submit in November 2018 when registering for spring 2019 courses.  Again, if you list COLLQ-UG on your Plan of Study for spring 2019 you will be contacted by Gallatin Student Services with information on how to add the course to your spring schedule.

 

Colloquium Workshops

Don't really know much about the Colloquium?  Have questions about aspects of the process that remain opaque?  We are offering a variety of workshops this fall to assist you.  We offer three types of workshops for seniors:

  • Colloquium Orientation Workshops - these focus on providing a comprehensive view of the entire Colloquium process.  This workshop is recommended for all seniors, especially those who need clarification regarding the goals of the Colloquium and our expectations of you.
  • Rationale and Booklist Writing Workshops - these focus on providing guidance to students on how to brainstorm and get started on drafting their Rationale and Booklist.  These workshops are recommended for all students who are at the earliest stages of drafting the Rationale and Booklist.
  • Colloquium Prep Workshops - these are small group workshops that delve into strategies for preparing to sit for your Colloquium.  These workshops are aimed at students who have already (or are soon to) submit their final Rationale and Booklist for second reader review.

 

The schedule for fall 2018 workshops is here:

Colloquium Overview Workshops

Thursday, September 13 at 3:00 PM in 620

Monday, September 17 at 3:00 PM in 620

Thursday, September 27 at 10:00 AM in 620

Friday, October 5 at 12:00 PM in 620 

 

Rationale Writing Workshops

Friday, September 21 at 9:30 AM in 601  

Thursday, October 4 at 12:30 PM in 401  

Friday, October 12 at 12:00 PM in 620  

Friday, October 19 at 4:00 PM in 620  

 

Colloquium Preparation Workshops

Friday, November 2 at 11:00 AM in 401  

Friday, November 9 at 11:00 AM in 401  

Friday, November 30 at 4:00 PM in 601 

Tuesday, December 4 at 12:30 PM in 401  

 

Senior Projects

The Senior Project is a semester-long, four-unit, intensive independent research and/or creative project that students work on under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Projects often, although not always, take on themes or questions with which students engage in their colloquium or rationale, and they attempt to make a new scholarly or artistic contribution to their fields. Examples of Senior Projects include a paper based on original research, a written assessment of a community-learning initiative, or an artistic project (such as design-based work, art exhibit, or theatrical production) accompanied by an analytic essay (comprising artistic background, aims, and technique). They may also take other forms, depending on the student’s interests and abilities.

 

Be Sure Your Expected Term of Graduation and Mailing Address are Correct in Albert

It is important that your Expected Term of Graduation in Albert is correct, as the university bases most correspondence with seniors based on this projected date.  If the date is wrong in Albert you may miss out on vital information, which could delay your timeline to graduation.  In addition, please be sure that your Mailing Address is correct so that important documents, like your diploma, will be sent to the correct location.

 

Applying for Graduation

Yes, believe it or not, you must apply to graduate in order to receive your degree. Don't delay! Here are the deadlines for applying for graduation:

  • January 2019 candidates application is open and have through October 7th, 2018 to officially submit their application online through Albert.
  • May 2019 candidates application period open October 8th, 2018 and have through February 4th, 2018 to submit their application online.

 

NYU Serves: Exploring Volunteer Opportunities 2018

This is a great opportunity for all students to explore new volunteer opportunities for the 2018/19 school year! The Fair is open to students from 4:30-7:30PM. Organizations will offer fall semester internship or volunteer positions available for NYU students. Tuesday September 4th, in NYU's Eisner and Lubin Auditorium (located on the 4th Floor of the Kimmel Center at 60 Washington Square South.

 

It’s My Park Day 

Gallatin's Recent Alumni Council invites you to join Prospect Park and REI to care for Prospect Park on October 20! Volunteers will participate in a citywide effort to care for NYC's green spaces with brooms, shovels, rakes, and trash grabbers. From 10:00-1:00 at Prospect Park, we'll be focusing our efforts on Lookout Hill with some cleaning, path maintenance, and woodland restoration. For info and to RSVP go here

 

Save the Date(s) for Fall

 

September 13: Awards & Opportunities Information Session

October 2: Proposal Writing Workshop

November 15th:  Marketing your Gallatin Degree

December 1: 

  • Deans Awards for Graduating Seniors (DAGS) - January graduation candidates
  • Spring Senior Projects proposal deadline

December 6: Senior Toast

 

Best of luck this fall and stay in touch,

Meredith and Matt