Crain’s Op-Ed: “To Reduce Inequality, Reinvest in CUNY”

By Mike Rifino|February 29, 2016|Of interest|0 comments

In an important op-ed, three Distinguished Professors at the Graduate Center, CUNY make the case for adding, not cutting, state funding for City University of New York: In recent years, growing enrollment in the face of diminished state support, even at a time when the state’s finances are strong, has forced CUNY to drop courses, lay off part-time faculty members and cut money from student services. It has also deferred maintenance of aging facilities

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“Edge Tools in a Digital World”: March 8

By Allison|February 24, 2016|Events of Interest, Of interest|2 comments

The Social Science Research Council, in partnership with the New York Public Library, is launching a three-part series of events titled, “Edge Tools in a Digital World” featuring John Seely Brown, Yochai Benkler, and David Krakauer, among other amazing contributors in the digital and media worlds. With a focus on complexity and design, these conversations seek to underscore creative approaches that might advance understandings and guide action in this increasingly

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16th Annual National Imagining America Conference: Oct 6-8, 2016

By Allison|February 24, 2016|Events of Interest, Of interest|0 comments

Please save the date! On October 6-8, 2016, the 16th Annual National Imagining America Conference will take place. Hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, registration opens June 15. According to Imagining America’s website, the goal of the conference is to “enable people to build and sustain relationships that link stories, fulfill the democratic purposes of higher education, and address collective challenges.” See the 2016 call for participation. To submitt a proposal (deadline is April 4,

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HASTAC 2016 Conference Registration and Preliminary Program Are Now Live!

By Mike Rifino|February 24, 2016|Announcements, Of interest|0 comments

HASTAC 2016 Conference Registration Now Open! May 11-14, 2016 | Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ) | #‎HASTAC16 Registration Fees: Faculty & Full Time Employees: $200.00 Students & Part Time Employees: $100.00 Please visit: Preliminary Program, in 5 color-coded tracks Conference Registration Also please visit to book hotels at the conference venue. We have limited rooms so please book as soon as you can.

Academic CV Workshop with Kaysi Holman

By Lisa|February 22, 2016|Reflection|0 comments

Kaysi Holman (Program Coordinator for HASTAC@Duke and the PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge in the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University) led the Futures Initiative Fellows in a CV Crit Session, which may be useful to the larger HASTAC community, especially graduate students that will be looking for faculty jobs in the coming years.  To set up your own CV Crit Session, exchange CVs across a group (can be a group of

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American Literature, American Learning Recap 2/17

By Danica Savonick|February 17, 2016|Uncategorized|0 comments

American Literature, American Learning February 17, 2016 6:30-8:30 Course Website Syllabus Themed Readings: Education as Empowerment, Education as Social Control: Two Competing Theories of Education Focus on Gender and Colonialism Women’s Education Rush, Benjamin. Thoughts Upon Female Education, 1787 in Fraser The School in the United States: A Documentary History. 24-28. Rowson, Susanna. Charlotte Temple. New York: Oxford UP, 1986. 26 -33. Hsu, Hua. “The Year of the Imaginary Student.”

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Creating Spaces for Conversation: Three Strategies

By Danica Savonick|February 16, 2016|Uncategorized|0 comments

In a recent blog post, Cathy N. Davidson wrote: “There are personal, cultural, learning, and social reasons people don’t speak up in class.  Students of color and women of all races, introverts, the non-conventional thinkers, those from poor previous educational backgrounds, returning or “nontraditional students,” and those from cultures where speaking out is considered rude not participatory are all likely to be silent in a class where collaboration by difference

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Mar 2: Measuring What Counts: Credentials or Learning?

By Mike Rifino|February 11, 2016|FI Events|0 comments

Wednesday, March 2 | 1 PM to 2 PM | | #fight4edu | RSVP Details WHERE: The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue Room: C197 WHEN: Wednesday, March 2, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM CONTACT INFO: futuresinitiative [at]; (212) 817-7201 Description Join us at the Graduate Center on Wednesday, March 2 from 1-2pm in room C197 for an open, livestreamed workshop on metrics, assessment, equity, and finding ways to measure what we

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American Literature, American Learning Recap 2/10

By Danica Savonick|February 11, 2016|Uncategorized|0 comments

American Literature, American Learning   Feb 10, 2016 AGENDA 1. Inventory —project the Google Doc  Begin with inventory and have everyone interview someone else and then add at least one or two SuperPowers to the list.  Go around the room and read the new Superpowers. 2.  Method –Array of texts is the fast dip into thinking about histories and theories and methods of learning and teaching all together.  You don’t have

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Recap: Ideas in Circulation

By Lisa|February 9, 2016|Event Recap|1 comments

  On Friday, February 5th, the Futures Initiative hosted “Ideas in Circulation: Open Scholarship for Social Justice” at the Graduate Center, CUNY.   Futures Initiative Fellow Allison Guess, a PhD student in Earth and Environmental Sciences, introduced the event and provided context. Our special guests discussed access, equality, and diversity in the context of open scholarship, and scholarly communication:   April Hathcock Librarian for Scholarly Communications, NYU Matthew K. Gold Associate

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