CFP: Futures Initiative 2016-2017 Courses (Expressions of Interest Due January 15)

Deadline extended!

Call for Proposals: Futures Initiative 2016-2017 Courses

Focus: Diversity, Team-Teaching with CUNY Colleagues, and Some Focus on Graduate Student Teaching Methods
Enhancements: Faculty Research Funds, Program and Technological Support, Pedagogy Workshops
Fields:  All Fields Welcome
Due Date: January 15, 2015

Proposal Submission Form

We know this is the busiest time of the year but, unfortunately, in order to secure courses and course allocations for 2016-2017 courses we need to hear from you by January 15.  The form is as simple as we could make it.  The Futures Initiative will help work out details for anyone interested in January and February.  Please let us know your ideas using this formand we’ll be in touch.

For 2016-2017, the Futures Initiative would like to support Graduate Center faculty who are engaged in team teaching with CUNY faculty based at other colleges. We will support graduate courses in any field that (1) have equity, diversity, and innovation built into the course design  and that (2) dedicate some of the course to graduate student teaching methods and translation of specialized research for introductory courses or a wider public.  

As was the case in our 2015-2016 offerings, diversity is a major goal.  The Futures Initiative is especially interested in supporting diverse pairs of scholars from the GC and the CUNY campuses, including senior and junior faculty members who have not taught at the GC previously.

Please submit preliminary team-teaching and course ideas by January 15, 2015 using this simple form.


  • Designation as a Futures Initiative Faculty Fellow
  • $1,000 research fund per faculty member
  • Organizational support for programing (e.g., speakers, panels, or events)
  • Research support, data analysis, assessment support, or social media communications and support from the FI Fellows
  • A mentoring program (with summer support) for selected graduate students chosen from students in FI courses
  • Communication and advertising of your classes using the Futures Initiative mailing lists and newsletters
  • Monthly lunches and public programs as part of The University Worth Fighting For series
  • An online academic community (built by the Futures Initiative using Commons in a Box) for your students
  • A public, international platform for student work, via the HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) network
  • Conference opportunities (including some travel funds) for the annual HASTAC conference


  • Course allocation and faculty compensation should come from core departments as part of regular teaching arrangements
  • The Futures Initiative will work with any and all faculty and departments and CUNY campuses and all relevant administrators on ad hoc arrangements
  • We will sponsor as many courses as we are able given the ad hoc financial requirements of the accepted courses

We welcome you to submit proposals using this online form by January 15. Questions may be addressed to Futures Initiative Deputy Director Katina Rogers (


The Futures Initiative
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016-4309