I’m in Paris attending a workshop of Liberal Studies faculty from all over NYU’s global network. Our focus: pedagogy and technology that maximize cross-site collaboration and connect geographically dispersed communities of students and faculty.
Why are we here? Some 500 LS students study away every year. LS freshmen are the only NYU freshmen given the opportunity to spend their first year abroad – indeed, this is a unique opportunity among the 3000+ colleges and universities in the U.S.
Our faculty here this week, all of whom will soon teach or recently have taught at one of NYU’s twelve global study centers around the world, will re-examine and refine our academic and co-curricular programs, always with student learning our highest priority.
LS faculty on the Square and at all our study away programs have made Liberal Studies the exemplar of how NYU successfully has integrated global experience into each student’s education.
View of Notre Dame from NYU Paris: