Announcing: Rethinking Higher Education for the Knowledge Economy

By admin|April 28, 2017|Announcements|0 comments

A new Futures Initiative course taught by Ann Kirschner, Dean Emerita of Macaulay Honors College and University Professor, CUNY; and Gilda Barabino, Dean and Berg Professor, Grove School of Engineering, City College, CUNY NEW YORK, April 24, 2017—In the Fall of 2017, students across CUNY and New York City will have a unique opportunity to take a course on the future of higher education from two of America’s most innovative

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How to Create a Discussion Forum using WordPress & BuddyPress

By Michelle Renee Morales|April 25, 2017|Tech Tip|1 comments

This tutorial will walk you through how to add a discussion forum to your WordPress page. Discussion forums are a great way to facilitate conversations on your site. If you’re using your FI site for a course you are teaching, forums are the perfect way to hold a discussion with your class online. Not to worry, forums can be both private and public! In order to build a forum on

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How to Work with Images in WordPress

By Michelle Renee Morales|April 17, 2017|Tech Tip|1 comments

This tutorial gives tips on how to work with images. To begin, log into your site’s dashboard, create a new post, and add an image to it. If you are having difficulty with this step see our post on How to Add Media. You should now see a post with an image displayed, like so: If you click on the image, you can set the image’s alignment and text wrapping

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Bystander Intervention Training

By Mike Rifino|April 6, 2017|Announcements, Events of Interest, FI Events, Of interest|0 comments

Wednesday, April 26 | 5 PM to 7:30 PM EDT, The Graduate Center, Room 9206 |  RSVP  As a continuation of our recent University Worth Fighting For event titled, “Global Perspectives on the Fight for Higher Education,” we contend that such efforts must not only be theoretical and limited to the classroom, but it must also be lived, practical and embodied. To that end (and continuation), we will host a Bystander Intervention/(De)escalation training on

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Event Recap | Spring Symposium: Pedagogy, Research, Social Change

By Danica Savonick|April 4, 2017|Event Recap|2 comments

  On April 3, 2017, faculty and graduate students from this year’s team-taught courses, Futures Initiative Peer Mentors, and the Humanities Alliance gathered for this daylong symposium celebrating their work that connects student-centered learning to institutional and social change. Public Google Doc with notes Storify of tweets Photos 10:00 – 10:10 | Welcome & Introductions Welcome by Cathy N. Davidson Opening remarks by Master of Ceremonies Kalle Westerling After FI

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