Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe Creative Cloud is available for on-campus use in all computer labs and in all faculty and staff offices.
As a faculty member, you also have the option to download Adobe Creative Cloud for at-home use on personal devices. Visit the IT page listed above for more information and download instructions.
The University Art Collection, now grown to approximately 2,000 postwar and contemporary works of art installed throughout campus, includes
examples in almost all media by some of the most innovative and creative artists of our time. As a curricular resource for all areas of study, the collection conserves and interprets works of art and presents them to the students, faculty, and greater
Canvas — Learning Management System
Canvas provides secure spaces for posting readings and other documents, holding class discussions, collecting and grading assignments, etc. In all Canvas courses, there is a "Canvas
How To" link on the course menu. This leads to a page of frequently asked questions with directions. You can also schedule a one-on-one tutorial.
Information Technology provides various technology labs across campus. The IT website includes a list of technology
lab locations and site-specific technology tools, services, and features.
Course Sites & Blogs for Faculty
You can use Campus Press, a WordPress platform, to create your own class blog, teaching portfolio, or resource site. Creating a site of your own is an excellent
way to get to know the tools that your students will be using. You can see an example of a course website designed in Campus Press by following this link to Full-Time Faculty member and Associate Dean of the School of Art & Design History & Theory
John Roach's elective
Distributed Education supports all university faculty and academic programs in offering online coursework that matches the
high level of engagement that exists in on-campus classes. This online education office is devoted to helping individual faculty and academic departments achieve their goals in distance education.
Excursions and Field Trips
You can arrange for a class to go on a field trip if you feel that it would enrich the classroom experience. When teaching class in a location other than the assigned classroom, faculty members are required to provide the date, time, and location or destination
of the class. For excursions throughout New York City's five boroughs, please inform students of this information at least one week in advance and indicate any additional entry fees or travel expenses. Be sure to communicate with your program contact,
so that they can post a sign on your door the day of your trip. Include the date of visits/workshops on your syllabus as additional reminders for your students. Field trips outside of classroom time cannot be made mandatory, as students may have other
class obligations. For excursions outside of New York City, please email [email protected].
Faculty Resource Center
Located in the University Center on the third floor (63 Fifth Avenue, room 308 A-D), the Mary and Michael Gellert Faculty Resource Center is a space where faculty can check email, print out documents, copy handouts, and pick up common classroom supplies.
By reserving a conference room, faculty can hold office hours in the Faculty Resource Center. All active Part-Time Faculty can access
the center using their Newcard. If you are not able to access the center with your Newcard, contact your School’s Associate Director of Part-Time Faculty Affairs.
Please contact the Associate Director of Operations for the School of Fashion regarding fabric donations and inquiries.
Guide to Teaching and Learning
The University Guide to Teaching and Learning has resources on designing and delivering in-person, online and blended courses. There is also information
inclusive teaching practices, that all faculty are encouraged to review.
Guest Speakers, Lecturers, and Critics
If you wish to invite a guest speaker to your class, please discuss your intentions with your Program Director or Course Coordinator. Please note that guest speakers are not to be used as substitutes.
Laptop Requirements (BFA Students Only)
Please ensure that undergraduate students have begun their first year at Parsons with a computer capable of running the demanding Creative Cloud applications that we require. While some courses integrate the laptop more completely than others, you can,
regardless of the course you are teaching, ask your students to bring their computers if it will aid them in their work.
The Parsons undergraduate curriculum was designed with the expectation that the Learning Portfolio would be integrated into students' education and provide a place to reflect on the varied experiences
at the university. The portfolio should be used by students to capture their final finished work as well as their process. Every student will create a single Learning Portfolio collecting work from all of their courses that will continue to take shape
throughout their time at Parsons. You may wish to review documentation from info sessions and workshops or see some examples of how
faculty have used the Learning Portfolio in their teaching.
Libraries and E-Reserves
The University Library provides essential services for faculty including reserves, in-class research instruction, and purchases of recommended material. Go to the YouTube playlist for an introduction to the Libraries and Archives and to learn how to use BobCat, the library catalog. New faculty can schedule a one-on-one consultation to learn about the Libraries and Archives. A library orientation
is given to all Parsons first-year Bachelor's students as part of the core curriculum.
LinkedInLearning.com, which offers online software instruction and professional development tutorials, is available to New School students, faculty, and staff. The 40,000+
videos on LinkedInLearning.com cover subjects including acoustics, desktop apps, logo design, responsive design, and project management. They also include software tutorials for programs such as Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD, Blackboard, Microsoft
Office, and SolidWorks.
Printers for faculty can be found in the Faculty Resource Center in the University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue,
Printing and Print Credits
Both faculty and students receive print credit each year that they can use at the various print facilities on campus. This includes black-and-white, color, and large-format printing. Faculty receive $30 print credit each semester. All print facilities
are viewable on the New School Information Technology site, which is easily accessed via my.newschool.edu. You can check your print credit while you are in the "Services"
tab. Look for the pane "Information Technology Services" and click "Check Print Point Credit."
Starfish: Student Success Network
A web-based tool called Starfish, the Student Success Network is available to faculty.
It is intended to enhance communication between and among students and their instructors, advisors, and support services. Using the tool, you can record attendance; see personal profiles and academic records for the students you teach and advise;
efficiently refer students for support; report issues at intervals throughout the semester, including mid-semester; record meeting notes, milestones, and progress reports; and post your appointment times.
The Making Center and Parsons Academic Resources
The Making Center is a constellation of shops, labs, and open workspaces that are situated across The New School to allow students to express their ideas in a variety
of materials and methods. We have resources to help support woodworking, metalworking, ceramics and pottery work, photography and film, textiles, printmaking, 3D printing, manual and CNC machining, and more. A staff of technicians and student workers
provide expertise and maintain the different shops and labs. Safety is a primary concern, so each area has policies for access, training, and etiquette with which students and faculty should be familiar. Many areas require specific orientations or
trainings before access is granted. Detailed information about the resources available, as well as schedules, hours of operation, trainings, and policies, can be found at makingcenter.parsons.edu.
Faculty who are planning curriculum that makes use of specific resources should contact the Making Center in advance to coordinate.