The Futures Initiative’s second year brought renewed opportunities to advance equity and innovation in higher education. Working closely with students, faculty members, librarians, and staff members at the Graduate Center and across CUNY, the Futures Initiative focused on using innovative approaches and student-centered pedagogy to develop structures of equality in higher education and to use technology thoughtfully to connect with others who share these goals. Because the program is housed within the Graduate Center, our key focus is on the prismatic roles of graduate students as they learn, teach, conduct research, and form new paradigms of engaged knowledge as they become the next generation of intellectual leaders. Faculty at the Graduate Center and CUNY provided crucial leadership and intellectual vision to support and carry out these aims.
Read more in our Annual Report about our work focused on four central goals:
- Strengthening opportunities for diversity, equity, and interdisciplinarity in teaching and research for Graduate Center and CUNY faculty;
- Supporting the next generation of college professors and intellectual leaders;
- Structuring equality in the classroom and supporting the new majority of college students; and
- Advocating higher education as a public good.