The NYU SPS Division of Programs in Business (DPB) hosted its virtual Fall 2021 Kickoff for faculty and staff on August 25th, 2021. The evening began with a welcome and opening remarks from SPS Dean Angie Kamath and DPB Dean, Dr. Martin Ihrig. The Deans commended staff and faculty for their achievements and perseverance, acknowledging the uncertainties of the past year, and also shared their vision for the forthcoming semester.
Featured speaker Robert Ubell, Vice Dean Emeritus of Online Learning at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, delivered a presentation on “Strategies for Stimulating Student Engagement.” Ubell reviewed theories of active learning and student-centered instruction, and participants later joined small-group discussions. The evening concluded with closing remarks from Assistant Dean, Dr. Negar Farakish.