Open Arts Faculty Resources

Open Arts Contact Information

Administrative Staff Contact Information

Sarah Ryndak
Phone: (212) 992-8414
Contact Sarah for course proposals; curriculum and committee support; events; grants; hiring; meeting and Chair scheduling; payment or HR-related questions.

Marianne Carbon
Phone: (212) 992-7507
Contact Carbon for equipment; production, and safety guidelines.

Zhuojie Chen
Phone: (212) 992-7503
Contact Zhuojie for classroom support and temperature concerns; course scheduling; evaluations; grades (entering midterm and final grades; and changing blank or Incomplete grades to letter grades).

Colleen Seeber
Phone: (212) 998-1817
Contact Colleen for questions on registration & enrollment; absence & wellness; events; TAs; Collaborative Arts major information, admissions and student services; social media; and incomplete form requests.

Gary Edwards
Phone: (212) 998-1697
Contact Gary for faculty bio updates; general faculty support; general inquiries; news item submissions; NYU Classes; office hours; room reservations; Student Work Gallery submissions.

Open Arts Faculty Bios
Click above to view or update your faculty profile. You must log into the Tisch website by clicking the "Login" link at the top-right corner, in the purple area. Then, click the green "Submit and Update" button on the left of the page.

Course Support

Avery Fisher Center for Music & Media
The Avery Fisher Center maintains a massive video and audio collection for viewing and/or listening. It is located on the seventh floor of the Bobst Library.

Campus Media
Classroom Media Services provides equipment and support for official NYU courses that meet in general purpose NYU classrooms. If your class meets in one of these rooms, you can reserve media equipment for use in your course. Open Arts sometimes uses general-use rooms in the following buildings: 7 East 12th St., Bobst Library Lower Levels; Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life (GCASL); 19 West 4th St.; 194 Mercer St.; 25 West 4th St.; Silver Building Floors 1-6, 9-10; Goddard Building Basement; and the Meyer Building (4 West 4th St.).

Copying and Printing
In addition to printing stations located around the university, there are dual copier-scanner machines at 665 Broadway, where our office is located, and at 721 Broadway. These copiers require codes for use. Please contact Open Arts staff for the codes.

IT Service Desk
The IT Service Desk, open 24x7, provides assistance for all requests and problems relating to technology services provided at NYU.

NYU Bookstore
Faculty recieve a 15% discount with a valid NYU ID on most purchases.

NYU Classes
NYU Classes is a class management tool that integrates day-to-day tasks of teaching a course. You can send group emails, post syllabi, assignments, and readings, administer quizzes, and even grade students. You can access NYU Classes directly at, or through NYUHome. Check here periodically for a schedule of in-person trainings on NYU Classes. You can also visit NYU iLearn for video tutorials.

NYU Libraries
The university has a wide range of research materials and resources available to students and faculty at several locations.

Public Safety
NYU's Department of Public Safety is located at 7 Washington Place, and provides a variety of services to the NYU community. The NYU Card Center is also located here.

Student Work Gallery
Students can submit work from Open Arts classes to be displayed our Gallery page. Feel free to encourage your students to submit projects from your classes.

Tisch Facilities Administration
This office manages and supports the operation of Tisch public spaces.

General NYU Resources

Campus Cash
Students and faculty can use their NYU ID to pay for goods and services on and off campus. Money can be placed in an account that can be drawn upon when you need it. 

Free Museum Access For Faculty
For student access, see here.

NYU Bike Share
The NYU Bike Share offers free daily bike rentals to NYU students, staff and faculty. Bikes can be rented from several NYU locations. To view checkout locations and availability, click here.

NYU Card
Your NYU Card will get you into NYU facilities. You can also use it to pay for goods and services at many businesses, through the Campus Cash system.

NYU Start
NYU Start is the portal for activating your unique NYU NetID, which allows access to NYUHome and a variety of essential web services. You can also use NYU Start to update your NYU Directory listing.

NYU Traveler
NYU Traveler is a web-based portal that is linked to NYU's Department of Public Safety. The purpose of this service is to help keep NYU community members connected to Public Safety while traveling. It provides up-to-the-minute information of potential threats to your safety during your travels. It also enables Public Safety to render aid in the event of an emergency.

Print Station Locations
Students can print at a variety of locations using their IDs. Students are alotted $50 for printing each fall and spring semester, and $25 during the summer and winter semesters. Faculty and staff also get $5 per term. Additional funds can be added via Campus Cash.

Safe NYU
Safe NYU is New York University’s free mobile campus safety app, developed by the Department of Public Safety and its Division of Emergency Preparedness and Communications. The app provides safety and security services, including 911 calling capability and incident reporting mechanisms. To download the app, access the link above on your mobile phone, and tap the Apple icon (for Apple devices) or Androind icon (for Andoird devices).

Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is the premier venue for the presentation of cultural and performing arts events for NYU and lower Manhattan.

Ticket Central
The NYU Box Office is home to Ticket Central, NYU’s clearinghouse for tickets to movies, musical events, sporting events, Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, and more. Ticket Central also sells discounted tickets, and provides ticket printing and advertising services for NYU events to service students and staff.

Grading and Registration

Albert is the University's system for managing course registraton, grading, and course evaluation. This video tutorial covers how faculty use it.

Change of Grade
Faculty can change a grade even after final grades are submitted.

Course Evaluation Guide for Faculty
Tisch School of the Arts administers course evaluations through Albert. Students submit evaluations via Albert, and instructors view them there as well. Please familiarize yourself with this process before the start of your class.

Final Grade Entry
Grade rosters open after the evaluation period ends. We encourage you to submit grades as soon as possible once rosters are available.

Incomplete Grade Request Form
Please note that Incomplete grades must be accompanied by this form. All forms should be submitted to the Open Arts office by the last day of classes.

Midterm Grade Entry
All faculty are encouraged to submit midterm grades.

NYU Academic Calendar
This calendar includes registration and add-drop deadlines, university holidays and closures, term start and end dates, and final exam days. It is updated for each semester, including January Term and Summer Sessions.

Policies and Procedures

NYU Faculty Handbook
General NYU policies and procedures.

NYU Multi-Factor Authentication
NYU, as of September 30, 2017, requires two-step authentication to access services that use need NYU NetID and password to log into. Please follow the link above to learn about activation and use.

Tisch Production Safety Guidelines
Students working on approved class-related film projects, media projects, or other media-related class exercises must follow the Tisch School of the Arts Production Safety Guidelines. Students are expected to be familiar with and to follow these guidelines, and they should consult with their teachers to determine if further approvals are needed.

Tisch Policies and Procedures Handbook
Tisch-specific protocols for grading, registration regulations, degree requirements, etc. 

Tisch Statement of Academic Integrity
From the Tisch Policies and Procedures Handbook.

Student Support

Counseling Services for Students
Counseling and Wellness Services (CWS) offers students short-term individual counseling, group counseling, self-improvement classes, referrals, and psychiatric medication services. All services except psychiatric medication services are free of charge.

Moses Center for Students with Disabilities
Please visit the Moses Center website to learn about the process of accomodating students with disabilities in your courses. You can contact their main office at (212) 998-4980.

NYU Connect
NYU Connect is a student success platform that enables faculty, advisors, and student services professionals to identify students in need, collaborate with colleagues, and ensure students get connected to campus resources. Faculty can raise/view a flag (alert) or kudos for any student. They can access NYU Connect from their class rosters or grade rosters in Albert. For more detailed instructions and an overview video on NYU Connect, visit this page.

Student Health Center
NYU's Student Health Center (SHC) is a campus resource and service center for all matriculated students. It offers appointment-based and walk-in medical and counseling services at either no cost or very reduced cost to all NYU students, regardless of insurance coverage. 

Wellness Exchange Hotline
Students can call (212) 443-9999, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to speak with a professional who can help to address day-to-day challenges as well as other health-related concerns.

Writing Center
Here, any NYU student can work closely with Expository Writing Program faculty and experienced peer tutors at every stage of the writing process and on any piece of writing except for exams.