The Value of the Non-Evaluative: Rethinking Faculty Observation

Back to Structuring Equality The Value of the Non-Evaluative: Rethinking Faculty Observation Erica Campbell   Two years ago, I was in a second-round job interview for my first fulltime teaching position. I deeply wanted this job. I loved the idea of working in a college environment that privileged teaching over research. My interviewer was the Acting Dean of Academic Affairs […]

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Orchestrating A Student-Centered Classroom: A How-To Guide

Back to Structuring Equality Orchestrating a Student-Centered Classroom: A How-To Guide This semester, students in “American Literature, American Learning” explored the idea that you can’t counter structural inequalities (in the classroom and elsewhere) with goodwill; instead, you must build structures for equality. As educators, one place we can begin structuring for equality is in the spaces we are in charge […]

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Digital Humanities, Pitfalls and Possibilities

Since Cathy has already posed some questions about poetry, I’ll offer a few prompts about the digital humanities (DH) readings, though feel free in your comments to address any aspect of the reading that compelled you. This week we looked at various digital humanities projects (The Knotted Line, #BarrioEd, etc.), curated artifact collections (Digital Pedagogy), and essays on the digital […]

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Nicky’s Syllabus

Posting this for Nicky! Wed. Mar. 9 Our Voices/Our Identities/Our Selves “The Complexity of Identity: Who am I”?   Blogger(s)  Kelly & Arinn   Class Agenda: For this week’s topics students will have five minutes to fill out on index cards the answers to the following questions.  Which then will be discussed in groups of twos and threes “How Do […]

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Class Constitutions

American Literature, American Learning Field Notes to 21st Century Literacies Kalle Westerling, Communications 1010, Baruch College, “Fall 2015 Constitution”  Amelia R. Barili, University of California at Berkeley, Bilingual “Volunteering and Global Education Manifesto” and “Borges, Buddhism, and Cognitive Science” Cathy Davidson, Sebastian Thrun, Jesse Stommel, Audrey Roberts, et al. “Forum: A Bill of Rights and Principles for Learning in the Digital […]

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American Literature, American Learning Syllabus

American Literature, American Learning Link to editable version of this syllabus: http://bit.ly/Am_Lit_Learning Link to class constitution: http://bit.ly/AmLitconstitution   Graduate Center Room 3207 Spring 2016 | Wednesday 6:30-8:30   Prof. Cathy N. Davidson cdavidson@gc.cuny.edu Office Rm. 3314   Office Hours By Appointment CUNY Graduate Center   Danica Savonick   Futures Initiative Fellow, Teaching Assistant Office Rm. 3316  By Appointment danicasavonick@gmail.com   DESCRIPTION This […]

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