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Apr 16 2014

NYIT Celebrates M.B.A. Graduation at JUFE

Apr 10 2014

NYIT Anatomy Professors Awarded NSF Grant for Evolutionary Studies

Apr 04 2014

NYIT Expert to Lecture on Nation’s Physician Shortage and Poverty

Apr 03 2014

NSF Grant Supports NYIT’s “Clean Water Matters” Workshop in China

Apr 03 2014

NYIT and Peking University Address the Water-Energy Nexus in China

Apr 17 2014

U.S. China Ecopartnership Conference: The Water-Energy Nexus, Sustainability and Global Challenges

Apr 17 2014

Michael Maiese, AIA

Apr 18 2014

Student Programming Association Presents Les Once on Broadway

Apr 21 2014

“Year of Turkey 2014” Webinar: Video-Conferencing Using Zoom

Apr 21 2014

Internship Certificate Program - Orientation II


Studio Culture

Architecture and Design Studio Culture Statement

Architecture is a field of study that requires tremendous passion and dedication. Professors expect a great deal, the workload can be daunting, and the range of skills and abilities one is expected to acquire is immense. The experience can be extremely rewarding, life-changing even, but it can also be stressful.

Studio classes can be particularly demanding, and the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) now mandates that all accredited schools of architecture draft a Studio Culture Policy Statement. To quote directly from their Website:

"The school is expected to demonstrate a positive and respectful learning environment through the encouragement of the fundamental values of optimism, respect, sharing, engagement, and innovation between and among the members of its faculty, student body, administration, and staff. The school should encourage students and faculty to appreciate these values as guiding principles of professional conduct throughout their careers."

What is NYIT's studio culture policy?
Here in the School of Architecture and Design, we will honor everything stated above. However, we will place special emphasis on diversity, safety, accountability, and excellence.

Diversity
Diversity is the cornerstone of the NYIT studio experience. We value reasoned judgment and creative self-expression, as well as differences in ideas and opinions. Students and faculty are expected to treat one another with respect and dignity. Discrimination or prejudicial behavior on the basis of race, ethnicity, sex, or economic background is absolutely unacceptable.

Safety
Personal safety is vital. The stealing or effacement of property that is not one?s own may serve as grounds for dismissal or suspension from NYIT. Studio workloads will never be so great as to prevent students from carrying out their responsibilities to other classes. Students and faculty can expect that studio spaces and facilities, from bathrooms to computer rooms, will be sanitary and reasonably maintained. Flagrant littering or disrespect of school property will not be tolerated.

Accountability
Professors will clearly outline their expectations in a syllabus handed out at the beginning of the semester. If asked, they will also offer informal grade evaluations to students during the semester. Students are encouraged to participate in faculty committee discussions and deliberations. The faculty and administration are particularly welcoming of involvement and input from the NYIT chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS).

Excellence
NYIT prides itself on the teaching and research skills of its faculty and the intellectual and technical abilities of its students. To this end, students can expect that instructors will be dedicated, responsible, and competent; conversely, professors can expect that students will appear for classes in a timely fashion, complete assignments when they are due, and simply do the best work they can whenever they can.


The NYIT School of Architecture and Design Studio Culture Statement is a document that will evolve with time. Some values are universal,  respect for others' opinions, for instance,  while others will grow and change. Bearing this in mind, we encourage continued input from students and faculty in improving this document.


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