CFP: Black Digital Social Networks as Intellectual Communities

By Danica Savonick|January 19, 2016|Of interest|0 comments

Reposted from Lynn Johnson on H-Amstdy. 2016 Central Pennsylvania Consortium’s Africana Studies Conference: #Envisioning Black Digital Spaces Keynote speaker: Alicia Garza, Social Activist & Co-Creator of the viral Twitter Hashtag And Movement, #BlackLivesMatter April 8-9, 2016 Dickinson College, Carlisle PA Deadline for proposal submissions: January 31, 2016 Black digital social networks have increasingly become primary sites for the transmission of news, the expression of feelings, sites through which opinions are

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Self-Evaluating a First Semester of Technologically Teaching Speech

By Kalle Westerling|January 15, 2016|student-centered pedagogy|0 comments

As we started the Mapping the Futures of Higher Education “experiment” last semester, there were so many productive conversations happening around critical thoughts about technology, ideas for student-centered learning exercises, and models for collaboration in and beyond the classroom. However, I felt somewhat disconnected from the conversations we were having during the sessions and the reflections in between—all because I wasn’t teaching a class. The ideas discussed every week were

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A Course Worth Fighting For

By Danica Savonick|January 15, 2016|Uncategorized|0 comments

Earlier this year, I was assigned to teach a literary history course for students in the English major at Queens College. I was told that the course should emphasize literary history as a methodological approach to English literary studies, and was given certain parameters for the course: while it shouldn’t aim to be comprehensive (impossible, given that it is only a semester long), it had to devote some time to

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Feb 5: Ideas in Circulation: Open Scholarship for Social Justice

By Mike Rifino|January 14, 2016|FI Events|1 comments

Friday, February 5 | 1 PM to 2 PM | | #fight4edu | RSVP Details WHERE: The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue Room: 9205 WHEN: Friday, February 5, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM CONTACT INFO: futuresinitiative [at]; (212) 817-7201 Description Join us at the Graduate Center on February 5 from 1-2 PM for an open, livestreamed discussion with several special guests: April Hathcock (Librarian for Scholarly Communications, NYU) Matthew K. Gold (Associate Professor of English

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Pedgogy Matters! Book Club January 25 1 – 5pm EST

By Mike Rifino|January 12, 2016|Uncategorized|0 comments

The following message was written by Dr. Gail O. Mellow, President of LaGuardia Community College, CUNY Dear Friends, Thank you for your support of and interest in our new book Taking College Teaching Seriously: Pedagogy Matters! In keeping with the philosophical basis of reflective practice on which the book is based, we are excited to host an online book group on the TeachingSeriously site. On Monday, January 25th, from 1:00 p.m. to

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Call for Presentations: Bronx EdTech Showcase 2016

By Lisa|January 11, 2016|Of interest|0 comments

2016 Bronx CUNY EdTech Showcase “Ready or Not? Student Preparedness into and out of our Institutions” Join the three Bronx CUNY colleges for a very special opportunity to discuss the impact of technology across the education spectrum from high schools through undergraduate, workforce development and beyond.  This year our committee seeks cross-community, cross-campus and cross-disciplinary groups and individuals to lead discussions and share success stories, ideas, and roadmaps that can

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Independent Sources: Destination Cuba w/Sujatha Fernandes, Professor of Sociology of Queens College

By Mike Rifino|January 6, 2016|Of interest|0 comments

On this edition of Independent Sources, host Garry Pierre-Pierre talks with guest, Sujatha Fernandes, Professor of Sociology, Queens College/CUNY about whether Cubans should be cautious or optimistic about the impending changes that are sure to accompany the crush of US investment on the island. Also, guest, Professor Anthony Maniscalco discusses how the privatization of public spaces may be curtailing free political speech.    

FI, HASTAC, and FemTechNet Happy Hour @ MLA

By Katina|January 5, 2016|Events of Interest|0 comments

Join HASTAC, Futures Initiative, and FemTechNet at the MLA Convention Friday, January 8, 5:00 – 6:30 pm Moonshine Patio Bar and Grill, 303 Red River St, Austin, TX The 2016 Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention in Austin, Texas, is around the corner! If you are planning to attend the conference, or live in the area, please join us on Friday, January 8th from 5:00-6:30 pm for a friendly meetup.  We would

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