The Faculty Committee on Individualized Studies strongly urges students to locate NYU faculty to direct their independent study. In rare instances a student may seek to work with a professor at another university. There is no guarantee that a non-NYU faculty member will be approved as an instructor of a Gallatin Independent Study. Students seeking to work with non-NYU faculty members must attach the professor’s curriculum vitae (CV) with the proposal form for review by the Faculty Committee on Individualized Studies.
Before agreeing to work with a student on an independent study, instructors should review the Independent Study Proposal Guidelines to learn about the Gallatin Independent Study.
• 4 units: 7 meetings
• 3 units: 5 meetings
• 2 units: 4 meetings
After a student submits the online Independent Study Proposal form, instructors will receive a copy of the proposal at the email address listed by the student on the form. Instructors are asked to verify the information on the proposal and email their approval of the study to Gallatin. If the instructor is not an NYU faculty member, the instructor’s curriculum vitae should be submitted with the proposal form. The proposal includes the instructor’s information, which will be used to compensate the instructor supervising the student’s work, as well as to provide grading materials to the instructor.
Payment for the Independent Study is processed after the student has officially registered. Instructors are paid per credit for each student. An email confirming student registration and the payment amount will be sent to all instructors in the fourth week of the semester. To confirm student registration in advance of the confirmation email please have the student bring a copy of his or her schedule to the first meeting. If you have any questions regarding payment before then, please contact Kathe Ann Joseph, email@example.com.
*Please Note: Instructors should not begin working with students until the student is officially registered.
Faculty (full-time and part-time) are limited to supervising no more than five (5) Independent Study courses per term. (Fall, Spring, or Summer).