GPIA International Affairs
The Graduate Program in International Affairs (GPIA Student Government) advocates for your interests at the GPIA and represents the students voice in GPIA planning processes. We serve as an intermediary between students and the administration, and plan lots of events.
Check out our website for more information!
International Student Advisory Board
We are student organization providing advice to international students, and feedback to the New School to improve the experience of international students here. We hold an open forum for students to voice feedback concerning New School services, programs, and outreach.
We want to make studying at the New School and living in New York a better experience for international students. Our core efforts concern housing, employment, ESL classes, and the representation of international students at the University Student Senate (USS).
Jazz Council - EDSAC (Executive Director’s Student Advisory Council)
EDSAC is a student organization that provides a forum for the voice of the student body to be heard. EDSAC keeps the administration informed about student issues/concerns, advises on important policy/procedure changes, and explores innovative ways to collaborate with the broader New School community. Volunteer participants represent a variety of degree programs, instrumental concentrations and student levels (Sr., Jr., etc.).
For more information, please contact Brenda Barlow, Assistant Director of Academic Affairs at Jazz, or Ben Katz, USS Senator of Jazz.
Lang Student Union (LSU)
The Lang Student Union (LSU) gives Lang students a powerful voice on the university campus. Serving as a liaison between faculty, administrators, and students, LSU seeks to enhance community development, student empowerment, and information dissemination. During the semester, LSU holds weekly meetings to review, approve, and fund proposals generated by students and student clubs. The meetings operate by consensus, meaning every decision must be passed unanimously. Rather than maintaining hierarchy through an executive board, LSU relies on facilitators who rotate leadership of the weekly discussions. The annual budget for LSU is drawn from the activities fee paid by students. Because these funds are intended to support undergraduate life at Lang, students decide how to spend them.
NSSR – GFSS
The Graduate Faculty Student Senate (GFSS) is the representational student governance body for the New School for Social Research. It is charged with representing student interests across departments, and it is the student liaison to the Graduate Faculty administration. The GFSS oversees the Student Fee Board, which allocates funds to students who present at academic conferences, and also the Graduate Faculty student publication, Canon. The Two NSSR Senators act as liaisons between the USS and the GFSS.
Students are elected to the GFSS via departmental elections and then serve on various Graduate Faculty and University committees. While voting rights are only granted to 2 departmental representatives, all students are invited to participate, and meetings are open to the entire GF student body. The GFSS meets monthly — contact us (below) for exact dates and times.
The purpose of the New School Faculty Senate is to provide thoughtful advice and counsel to the President, Provost, the Deans, and the Board of Trustees on all matters that affect the academic life of the institution. This website provides up-to-date information for Senate members and the larger University community.
Although the Faculty Senate may address any educational or administrative matter with implications for more than one academic division, the emphasis is on issues of concern to the entire University. As the organization representing the Faculty as a whole, the Senate is committed to ascertaining the views of the Faculty and to keeping the Faculty fully informed of the Senate’s activities.
ACT-UAW (UAW Local 7902) represents over 4,000 part-time and adjunct teachers. It consists of two units: one for teachers at NYU, and another for those at The New School. It was founded in 2002 after several years of organizing efforts, and elected its first Executive Officers in 2005.
If you teach at NYU or The New School and are a union member, you are ACT-UAW. Your local is staffed by faculty, and governed by your fellow union faculty members. Day-to-day operational and policy decisions are made by two bodies of elected members: the Joint Council and the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee reports to the Joint Council, which in turn reports to you and to your fellow union members.
Several other standing committees are staffed by volunteer members: the Membership Committee activates current and potential members; the Education Committee keeps members and the university communities informed; the Election Committee holds the Local’s fair and independent elections; and the Political Action Committee builds alliances with politicians at city, state and national levels.
More information at http://www.actuaw.org/
Add Your Senate!
Does your department or division have a student government? USS will add you to this menu. Just fill in the form below.
Send us any or all of the following: text about your group, contact information, list of members, photos (not too many!), links to your website, links to documents, PDF files, or whatever else you want to include. Or contact us if you have any questions.
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