Visualizing the Growth of HASTAC and HASTAC Scholars

By Michael Dorsch|January 30, 2015|Research|0 comments

HASTAC has increased from a few hundred members in 2002 to a thriving online community that now includes more than 13,000 humanists, artists, social scientists, scientists, and technologists working together to transform the future of learning. The HASTAC Scholars fellowship program has also expanded with 55 students in the program in 2008-2009 to 242 students in 2013-2014. As The Futures Initiative and HASTAC@CUNY join the ongoing community discussions within HASTAC,

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HASTAC Scholars’ Pedagogy Project

By Kalle Westerling|January 29, 2015|Pedagogy Guide, Research|0 comments

HASTAC has just published its Pedagogy Project, which started about a year ago when several professors asked for specific suggestions on digital or collaborative projects they could do with their students. Fiona Barnett then asked the HASTAC Scholars to provide specific assignments, in-class exercises and other projects. The response was awesome — over 80 specific and proven suggestions to shake up your syllabus! The Pedagogy Project is organized into nine

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Embedding a Librarian for Mapping the Futures of Higher Education

By Shawnta Smith|January 28, 2015|Mapping, Reflection|0 comments

Mapping the Futures of Higher Education has an embedded librarian for its first course. This direct relationship with the Graduate Center library ensures that students in the course will have direct access to library resources. Although all graduate students at the GC do indeed have direct access, an embedded librarian provides a ensured direct link to the library and its resources for the duration of the course. As geography/ placement/location

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The Invention of Failure

By Cathy Davidson|January 23, 2015|Reflection|0 comments

Last night at the PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge at Duke University, Professor Cathy N. Davidson presented a workshop on “The Invention of Failure.” She addressed a number of issues: what is the relationship between the assembly line mechanics of “making the grade” and “grading” as a summative practice of assessment in higher education? What is the role of “failure” as a concept in formal education in general and in

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Photo Essay of Futures Initiative Syllabus Building Workshop

By Lisa|January 23, 2015|Class Recap|1 comments

The Futures Initiative hosted its first workshop of the Mapping the Futures of Higher Education course this past Thursday, January 22nd. A number of the graduate students who will be in the class, which begins on February 3, brought in their own syllabus that they will be teaching in the undergraduate colleges. The students in our inaugural course are from across the disciplines as well as the CUNY campuses. During

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Gender Bias in Academe: An Annotated Bibliography of Important Recent Studies

By Danica Savonick|January 23, 2015|Research|0 comments

Danica Savonick and Cathy N. Davidson Overview The often unconscious and unintentional biases against women, including in academe, have been well documented in the autobiographical writings of authors such as Audre Lorde, Adrienne Rich, Patricia Williams, and bell hooks. But is the experience they document merely “subjective”?  Several recent social science research studies, using strictly controlled methodologies, suggest that these first-person accounts of discrimination are representative, not simply anecdotal. The

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CUNY Soda Can

By Lisa|January 22, 2015|Reflection|0 comments

Finally, CUNY soda! This soda can was spotted on the SUNY Stony Brook campus! We at the Futures Initiative have been advocating for more CUNY swag 🙂 But more importantly, we have been promoting the fact that over 80% of CUNY graduates complete their degrees with no tuition debt. Though we are not behind the soda branding, we’re hoping we’re just doing a good job getting the word out that

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Partnerships and Looking Forward

By Lisa|January 19, 2015|Reflection|0 comments

Demos Orphanides, Webmaster and Online Community Strategist at HASTAC@Duke, recently joined the HASTAC@CUNY and Futures Initiative team for a few days while we prepare for several exciting new things on our horizon. Demos is the force behind the website and it was great to work with him in person this past week. We are also pleased to be continuing to develop partnerships with faculty throughout the CUNY community and

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Cathy N. Davidson, “The Invention of Failure” Tuesday, January 20 at Duke

By Danica Savonick|January 17, 2015|Of interest|0 comments

  The Invention of Failure Tuesday, January 20, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm   Open to the public. Light dinner provided. PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University Smith Warehouse, Bay 4, 1st Floor, C106, 114 S. Buchanan Boulevard, Durham Professor Cathy N. Davidson Visiting Distinguished Professor, Duke University Distinguished Professor and Director of the Futures Initiative, The Graduate Center, CUNY In this workshop presented

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