Co-Creating Social Change: Transformative Learning in a Community College

By Mike Rifino|January 18, 2018|FI Events|0 comments

Wed, Feb 14 | GC Skylight Room (9100) | 12:00pm to 2:00pm EST  | RSVP | Live stream Social Media: #fight4edu | @FuturesED DESCRIPTION Join the Futures Initiative on February 14th from 12-2pm for “Co-creating Social Change: Transformative Learning in a Community College.” This discussion will showcase a collaborative inquiry project conducted with and for students participating in the peer activist learning community (PALC), a student-based co-curricular program. PALC offers an alternative model to improving retention in

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Final Thursday Dialogue of the 2016 Fall Semester

By Michelle Renee Morales|November 30, 2017|FI Events|0 comments

Please join the Futures Initiative at our final Thursday Dialogue of the fall semester. Title: Landing a Industry Job by Leveraging your Academic Experience Date and time: 12/7/2017 Time: 12 p.m. Event location: 9207 Event contact: Michelle Morales – mmorales@gradcenter.cuny.edu Description of dialogue: This semester’s final round table discussion of the Thursday Dialogue series will be an informal conversation about the transition from academia to industry. The discussion will be

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Revolutionizing the University: Cathy N. Davidson in Conversation with NPR’s Anya Kamenetz

By Frances|October 26, 2017|FI Events|0 comments

Monday, November 6 | 6:30 PM | The Graduate Center, CUNY (365 Fifth Avenue) Elebash Recital Hall Founding Director of the Futures Initiative and Distinguished Professor Cathy N. Davidson discusses her new book, The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux (“relevant and fascinating for both the consumers and the producers of higher education” –  Inside Higher Ed). Speaking with Anya Kamenetz (NPR), Davidson demonstrates how our current system, developed in

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Sept. 28: Thursday Dialogue: Mentors to Leaders

By Mike Rifino|September 21, 2017|Announcements, FI Events, Peer mentoring|0 comments

Thursday, September 28 | 12pm to 2pm | Graduate Center, CUNY | Room 9204 | #fight4edu Details WHERE: The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue Room: 9204 WHEN: Thursday, September 28, 12:00 PM-2:00 PM CONTACT INFO: futuresinitiative [at] gc.cuny.edu; (212) 817-7201 Description: This roundtable discussion, the second of the Thursday Dialogues series organized by the Futures Initiative, seeks to reflectively explore the unfolding dynamics of the Futures Initiative Undergraduate Leadership Program from its first implementation to the

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Event Recap: Undergraduate Leadership Institute

By kashema|September 2, 2017|Event Recap, FI Events|1 comments

On August 9th, the Futures Initiative hosted its Summer Leadership Institute for the 2017-2018 Futures Initiative Undergraduate Leadership Program, which was generously funded by the Teagle Foundation. Take a look at the full agenda of our workshop, and see the full photo set on Flickr. The workshop started with a pre-recorded message from our Founding Director, Dr. Cathy N. Davidson, welcoming the incoming cohort of Leadership Fellows and offering insight

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Sept. 7: Thursday Dialogue: Pedagogies of Dissent for Asian American Studies

By Frances|August 29, 2017|FI Events|2 comments

Thursday, September 7 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm | The Graduate Center, CUNY, Room 9207 Description: This roundtable discussion, the first of a series of Thursday Dialogues organized by the Futures Initiative, looks forward to this year’s American Studies Association Conference: Pedagogies of Dissent (Nov. 9-12; Chicago, IL), by exploring the frictions, possibilities, and complex entanglements between “pedagogy” and “dissent” for Asian American studies. How might thinking through this particular field illuminate

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Queer Pedagogies and Pedagogy for LGBTQ Instructors

By Jessica Murray|August 22, 2017|FI Events|3 comments

Monday, Sept 11 The Graduate Center, CUNY, Room C204 6:00pm–8:00pm This event will be livestreamed with captioning service: bit.ly/fight4edu-live In this conversation for educators who are LGBTQ or allies, moderators María R. Scharrón-del Río (Associate Professor, Brooklyn College, CUNY), Kalle Westerling (Ph.D. Candidate and Futures Initiative Fellow, the Graduate Center, CUNY), and Stephanie Hsu (Associate Professor, Pace University), ask you: What are your pedagogical priorities now? How have they changed? What

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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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Spring Symposium: Pedagogy, Research, and Social Change

By Danica Savonick|March 14, 2017|FI Events|1 comments

The University Worth Fighting For Spring Symposium: Pedagogy, Research, and Social Change Monday, April 3 William P. Kelly Skylight Conference Room 10 – 6 Public Google Doc Join faculty and students from this year’s team-taught courses, Futures Initiative Peer Mentors, and the Humanities Alliance for this daylong symposium celebrating their work that connects student-centered learning to institutional and social change. Please RSVP here. This is especially important if you will

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March 6: Global Perspectives on the Fight for Higher Education

By Mike Rifino|February 21, 2017|FI Events|4 comments

Monday, March 6 | 2 PM to 4 PM EST | GC Room 9100 (Skylight Room)| RSVP | Google Doc Twitter Chat: @FuturesED#fight4edu Live stream: http://bit.ly/fight4edu-live Join the Futures Initiative on Monday, March 6, 2017 from 2-4pm for a roundtable discussion on Global Perspectives on the Fight for Higher Education, in which we will share strategies across the globe and highlight the urgent need for abolition and decolonial education. The discussion will (re)focus

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