William P. Kelly Named the NYPL Andrew W. Mellon Director of the Research Libraries

By Danica Savonick|December 23, 2015|Of interest|0 comments

Congratulations to Professor William P. Kelly, former interim chancellor of the City University of New York and president of the CUNY Graduate Center, and current chairman of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, who was recently named The New York Public Library’s Andrew W. Mellon Director of the Research Libraries. In spring 2015, Professor Kelly co-taught “Mapping the Futures of Higher Education” with Futures Initiative Director, Professor Cathy N. Davidson. According

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From Critical to Creative Pedagogy: Reimagining Assessment

By Danica Savonick|December 23, 2015|Uncategorized|0 comments

“Where we have cultures of oppression & survival / we need a different way of measuring,” a student noted in a class taught by feminist, antiracist, lesbian, activist, warrior poet and educator Audre Lorde, in 1984. Systems of measurement and assessment are key indicators of what we value. If we want to change the system but continue to evaluate success using the same methods we have always used, we cannot

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