Tutorials are small groups of two to five students working closely with an instructor on a common topic, project, or skill. Students in the group follow a common syllabus; all participants complete the same readings, write papers on similar topics, etc. Faculty members (both full-time and part-time) are limited to supervising no more than one tutorial per term (Fall, Spring, or Summer). Students in the same tutorial must register for the same number of credits. Tutorials may range from 2 to 4 credits. Like classroom courses, tutorials also have a minimum number of contact hours (for more details, see Meeting Hours below). In general, long distance tutorials (where at least one of the students or the instructor is not able to meet regularly with the group) are not permitted.
If you are interested in conducting a tutorial, you must first:
Before registering for a tutorial, the students involved must agree on the aim, content and work to be submitted with the instructor, and the number of units for the tutorial (Tutorial is a fixed unit course). Each student must also secure the approval of their faculty advisor and the group’s proposal must be approved by the Faculty Committee on Individualized Studies.
Tutorial groups must include at least two but no more than five students. All students enrolled in the same tutorial must register for the same number of credits and follow the same syllabus.
While students are encouraged to engage in independent work with University faculty, the Gallatin program is designed for a careful balance between independent and classroom experience. Students therefore may register for no more than 8 credits per semester in any combination of independent study and/or tutorial.
Procedure for Undergraduate Students
** If the submission deadline falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the deadline will be extended to the Monday following the deadline.
For further information about tutorial, please contact Kathe Ann Joseph in the Gallatin Office of Student Services: (212) 992-9822 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org