Sept. 28: Thursday Dialogue: Mentors to Leaders

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]; (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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CUNY-Wide Undergraduate Leadership Opportunity

APPLY BY MAY 31! Thanks to generous funding from the Teagle Foundation, the Futures Initiative will once again be able to offer CUNY undergraduate students a unique opportunity to become Futures Initiative Leadership Fellows. This year, up to 25 undergraduates from across the CUNY campuses will begin their fellowship by participating in a day-long workshop: the Undergraduate Leadership Institute (Wednesday, August 9 at the Graduate Center). After completion of the

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On Building a Community in the Classroom

This blog is a reflection on implementing strategies and tools I learned as a student in the inaugural course offered by the Futures Initiative in Spring 2015 at The Graduate Center/CUNY. Though my students gave me permission to write about their experiences, I have intentionally obscured any identifying details.   In the second week of the semester, my students were assigned to give introductory speeches to the class. As this is

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“From Students to Scholars” Graduate Center Peer Mentoring Podcast

CUNY Graduate Center students are launching, “From Students to Scholars,” a peer mentoring podcast for graduate students. According to their website, “The podcast invites Level 3 students and alums to talk about their graduate experiences and provides GC students with tips and tricks that can help them succeed in their programs. Anyone interested in the podcast – as a listener or potential guest – is invited to attend our launch

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Futures Initiative Mentoring Workshop Day 2: Photo Essay

Everybody raise your hand! #futuresed — Futures Initiative (@FuturesED) August 19, 2015 The Futures Initiative Mentoring Workshop continued on August 19, 2015 at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Undergraduate students continued to work with graduate students and the FI team to think through mentoring and higher education.

Futures Initiative Mentoring Workshop Day 1: Photo Essay

  It was a real privilege to be part of the Futures Initiative Mentoring Workshop the past two days, hosted by the Graduate Center with participants from 8 additional CUNY campuses. As part of the Futures Initiative course offerings, undergraduate mentors from the first FI course (“Mapping the Futures of Higher Education“) will mentor incoming undergraduate students for the 2015-2015 academic year. These students, hailing from New York City’s five

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