Thank you, CUNY colleagues, for a wonderful year!

By Katina|May 31, 2016|Reflection|0 comments

As the 2015-2016 academic year comes to a close, the Futures Initiative team is reflecting on what an incredible year this has been, thanks to our colleagues at the Graduate Center and across CUNY. We feel lucky to have had the chance to work closely with so many students, faculty members, librarians, and staff members across the CUNY colleges. Everyone worked unbelievably hard this year on a wide range of

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CUNY Undergraduate Peer Mentoring Program: Applications Due June 3

By Cathy Davidson|May 27, 2016|Announcements|0 comments

Dear CUNY Faculty, Graduate Students, and Undergraduates, Thanks to generous funding from the Teagle Foundation, we will be able to offer thirty (30) undergraduates from across the CUNY campuses a two-day workshop (July 27-28 at the Graduate Center). After completion of the Futures Initiative Peer Mentoring Workshop, students will then have the opportunity to become official Futures Initiative Peer Mentors at their respective colleges, helping to provide resources, advice, and

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Faculty Fellow Gillian Bayne and Aderinsola Gilbert at Teach@CUNY Day

By Lisa Tagliaferri|May 23, 2016|Reflection|0 comments

Futures Initiative Faculty Fellow Gillian Bayne and Urban Education Ph.D. student Aderinsola Gilbert led an exciting and productive workshop during Teach@CUNY Day on May 2, 2016. “Advancing STEM Teaching and Learning in New York City’s Metropolis was part of the “Diversity in CUNY’s Classrooms” track of Teach@CUNY Day. This workshop explored how faculty in STEM disciplines can utilize student’s cultural capital to increase their enthusiasm for and interest in course

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Recap: Global Perspectives on Language and Education Policy Research Poster and Outreach Session

By Lisa Tagliaferri|May 23, 2016|Event Recap, Reflection|0 comments

On Monday, May 2, 2016, graduate students from the course Global Perspectives on Language and Education, shared their research on language practices across several CUNY campuses. Led be Ofelia Garcia (Graduate Center, Urban Education and Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages) and Carmina Makar (City College, Teaching Learning and Culture), the course took place in Fall 2015. The work presented at the session will be published in the May/June 2016

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Interview with Jessica Morley of AMMAL

By Lisa Tagliaferri|May 19, 2016|Of interest|0 comments

The Futures Initiative and HASTAC are proud to be partnering with AMMAL, a non-profit education initiative that provides those who identify as female with both face-to-face and remotely-taught training in technology skills. This teaching and learning is done outside of a classroom environment and taps into a grassroots community of women who work to empower each other in the diverse neighborhoods of East London. As part of this process, learners are given access to a 24/7 peer-led

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Announcing Kaysi Holman as Deputy Director, Humanities Alliance

By Katina|May 10, 2016|Announcements|0 comments

The Graduate Center and LaGuardia Community College are delighted to welcome Kaysi Holman as Deputy Director of the new CUNY Humanities Alliance.  Holman brings over 15 years of experience working with nonprofits and educational organizations dedicated to equity and social justice, both within higher education and achieved through access to higher education. Holman served as a political advocate and community organizer for education and welfare reform in California and at

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American Literature, American Learning Recap 4/20

By Danica Savonick|May 4, 2016|Reflection|0 comments

American Literature, American Learning Wednesday, April 20 Homework ASSIGNMENT Revise and expand your abstract by April 17. Aprox. 250 words. Rough draft of your chapter due May 2 READINGS (Mostly) American Literature Emily Dickinson, “In a Library,” “I Died for Beauty,” “Success,” “Through the Dark Sod—as Education” Walt Whitman, “An Old Man’s Thoughts of School” William Butler Yeats, “Among Schoolchildren” ee cummings “since feeling is first” Robert Frost, “The Road

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