The Global Academic Fellowship (GAF) Program serves to enhance the learning experiences of the multicultural student body at New York University portal campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.
GAFs are recent highly-achieving college graduates with an interest in higher education who undergo teacher training with an emphasis on working with multicultural students in the liberal arts environment.
In Abu Dhabi, GAF support is built into courses across the University and the core curriculum. While GAFs' activities vary between disciplines, common services that GAFs provide are to lead in-class writing workshops, facilitate small-group recitations, hold one-on-one meetings with students, assist students’ exploration of laboratory experiments, and organize review and study sessions.
In addition to their academic support role, GAFs work on Institutional Enrichment Projects (IEPs) throughout the University in offices such as First Year Programming, Residential Education, and Athletics. These IEPs give GAFs a more rounded view of higher education administration and programming, allowing them to develop skills which will prepare them for future leadership in higher education and elsewhere.
Throughout their tenure at NYUAD GAFs also have access to resources for independent professional growth and receive substantial support for their development as educators and emerging scholars.
For more information about the GAF position in Shanghai, see here.
Current students and faculty, please see the GAF pages under Academics on the Student Portal and Intranet.