Professor Ofelia García’s Remarks Upon President Emmanuel Macron’s (of the Republic of France) visit to the Graduate Center

By Allison|September 28, 2017|Announcements, Of interest, Reflection, Uncategorized|0 comments

Last month on September 20, 2017, Futures Initiative Faculty Fellow, Professor Ofelia García of Urban Education and Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages, offered her remarks upon President Emmanuel Macron’s (of the Republic of France) visit to the Graduate Center. Read Dr. Ofelia Garcia’s full speech below:   “Buenas tardes Monsieur le président, Madame Macron, Monsieur Blanquer and distinguished guests, Au nom du Graduate Center de l’ Université de la ville

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Another New Member

By kashema|September 12, 2017|Uncategorized|0 comments

I am a new member joining the Futures Initiative team. I am the Student Leadership and Communications Specialist Fellow. Along with the Co-Directors of the Leadership Institute, Lauren Melendez and Mike Rifino and Frances Tran, the Interim Associate Director of the Futures Initiative, we organized and hosted the Leadership Fellows Workshop for the CUNY Undergraduate Leadership Fellows. We have an engaging and amazing cohort of fellows that I am excited

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ARC Student Research Praxis Awards 2017-2018

By Mike Rifino|March 7, 2017|Uncategorized|0 comments

As part of its effort to encourage student research, the Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC) will be offering a number of Research Praxis Fellowships for the coming academic year 2017-2018. The Awards are valued at $4,000 each and are for one semester only. To be eligible, you must be a full time registered doctoral student who has completed the First Exam but not yet completed the Second at the time of

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Race in the Classroom: Workshops on Exploring the Impact of Race and Racism on Teaching

By Danica Savonick|February 15, 2017|Uncategorized|0 comments

RACE IN THE CLASSROOM…… Workshops on Exploring the Impact of Race and Racism on Teaching Wednesday, March 15th, 5:30-9PM Meet in Rm. 5414 Refreshments served from 5:30-6:00PM Are you a GC student who teaches or plans to? Do you want to explore the ways in which you’ve been racialized? Are you curious how this racialization affects the way you teach? If so, join us for an evening of workshops facilitated

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“So what do we do now?” Lessons from the AAC&U 2017 Annual Meeting

By Danica Savonick|January 30, 2017|Uncategorized|0 comments

At whose expense are service learning and diversity courses effective? Can U.S. education policy stop telling poor students what to do (and instead provide them with resources and opportunities)? How can we avoid reproducing oppressions in our social justice work in education? These are just some of the difficult and important questions addressed at this year’s AAC&U Annual Meeting, “Building Trust in the Promise of Liberal Education.” Without a doubt,

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The Election Clapback Syllabus: A Teach In/Learn In Sponsored by the Futures Initiative

By Danica Savonick|November 10, 2016|Uncategorized|0 comments

The Futures Initiative is sponsoring a Teach In/Learn In on Tuesday, November 15, 11-1 in room 3317 to address issues of relevance to our students in the wake of this year’s election. Please bring ideas, syllabi, lesson plans, assignments, actions, and art. How do we create a space for CUNY students to talk about the election? All are welcome to participate in a constructive, activist conversation and interdisciplinary syllabus-building collaboration.  Begin contributing

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Deadline Extended: Special Issue of JITP, Challenging the Boundaries of the ePortfolio

By Danica Savonick|April 13, 2016|Uncategorized|0 comments

The deadline for the upcoming special issues of the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy has been extended to June 15. See the CFP below from their website. Call for Papers The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Special Issue: Challenging the Boundaries of the ePortfolio: Digital Spaces and Digital Pedagogy Issue Editors: Anne Donlon, Emory University Amanda Licastro, Stevenson University Dominique Zino, LaGuardia Community College   This issue of JITP

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Kandice Chuh Elected President of the American Studies Association

By Danica Savonick|March 15, 2016|Uncategorized|0 comments

Congratulations to Kandice Chuh, who was recently elected President of the American Studies Association! Read the full list of newly-elected officials here. Professor Chuh, who co-taught one of the fall 2015 Futures Initiative courses, “Encountering Cuba,” with Professor Sujatha Fernandes, has generously granted us permission to repost her statement from the American Studies Association election booklet. The statement offers a gorgeous meditation on the contemporary possibilities for education in a moment of widespread injustice and

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American Literature, American Learning March 2

By Danica Savonick|March 3, 2016|Uncategorized|0 comments

American Literature, American Learning AGENDA Wednesday, March 2 Homework Come to class having read and commented on everyone’s syllabi For Danica to bring Printed copies of everyone’s syllabi Printed copies of this agenda Hang bag for markers Snacks Markers Giant post its 3/9 – Bloggers Kelly and Arinn 3/16 – Bloggers Nicky and Lisa 3/30 – Blogger Iris, 20 minute Zotero workshop 4/13 – Blogger Erica and Josh 4/20 –

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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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