Event: The New College Classroom (September 7th, 2022)

“The learning process is something you can incite, literally incite, like a riot.” —Audre Lorde

About this Event

Join the Futures Initiative for our first event of the fall semester. In this interactive session, Cathy N. Davidson and Christina Katopodis, foremost innovators in higher education and authors of The New College Classroom (Harvard University Press, 2022), present the latest research on inspiring, effective, and inclusive learning. They share teaching strategies that anyone can adapt easily and effectively in every field. Additionally, they provide case studies of the participatory syllabus, flipped classrooms, ungrading, anti-racist pedagogies, and grab-and-go activities that educators around the world use every day to ensure their students’ success—and to revitalize their own commitment to a better, more democratic world.


Adashima Oyo, Futures Initiative

Opening Remarks

CUNY Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez
Graduate Center Provost Steve Everett


Cathy N. Davidson – Senior Advisor to the Chancellor on Transformation, Distinguished Professor, and Founding Director of Futures Initiative.
Christina Katapodis – Postdoctoral Research Associate and the Associate Director of Transformative Learning in the Humanities


Zoom (300 people capacity)
CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room (70 people capacity)

Individuals attending in-person must provide proof that they are fully vaccinated or have had a negative COVID-19 molecular (PCR) test performed by an accredited lab taken no more than 7 days prior to the visit. All individuals entering the CUNY Graduate Center must have a CLEARED4 CUNY ACCESS PASS or a One-day Visitor Pass. The speakers also request that audience members mask at the live event.

Event Co-Sponsors: PublicsLab, Transformative Learning in the Humanities (TLH), and Teaching and Learning Center (TLC)

This event will include a book signing and an opportunity to meet the authors.


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