Faculty Advisors (FAs)
In their first semester at XE, every student is assigned a Faculty Advisor. The Faculty Advisor is the person with whom you discuss your academic trajectory and your academic and professional goals.
Students are expected to meet with their Faculty Advisor prior to the start of each semester to review their course choices and degree progress. In advance of their advisement sessions, students must complete a Course Advising Form and bring it, along with an unofficial copy of your transcript (available via Albert), to the meeting (or share it electronically before). This form indicates how many coursework points a student intends to take, which affects how they are billed by the Bursar’s office. Students who are unable to meet in person may organize a phone session. For courses that require permission codes to enroll, these are conveyed to the student after the course choices are logged.
Students are encouraged to make further advising appointments with their Faculty Advisor to address questions or discuss academic plans, including those related to the final master’s project. The Faculty Advisor can also help you identify potential advisors for your master’s project and to guide you toward opportunities throughout the university.
Master’s Project Advisors (MPAs)
Master’s projects can be advised by any full-time faculty member at NYU, including faculty from XE or beyond. Adjunct faculty do not normally supervise MA projects, but approval from the Director may be sought in exceptional cases. The program encourages students to cast widely to find the right advisor, normally from among professors with whom they have already taken a course in their first year. Being proactive about taking courses with potential advisors in the first year is one key step in this process. The Advisory Board is another good resource. A faculty member who has agreed to work with you will devise a plan to research and will provide regular feedback on your work. Two readers formally approve the completed project. XE selects and assigns the second reader on the student’s behalf.