Welcome to a new academic year!

By Katina|September 15, 2016|Announcements, FI Events|0 comments

It is a great pleasure to welcome you to another great year ahead for the Futures Initiative.  We are anticipating another year full of great ideas and inspiring people—and we look forward to your participation in our common project. Advancing equity and innovation in higher education is a big goal—and a vague one.  It is through the work that we all do, together, that we are able to find ways to

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Call for Proposals: 2017-2018 Courses (CLOSED)

By Katina|September 8, 2016|Announcements|1 comments

Call for Proposals: Futures Initiative 2017-2018 Courses **Application period has closed. Please watch for a new CFP in Fall 2017 for 2018-2019 courses.** Focus: Diversity, Interdisciplinarity, and Innovative and Engaged Graduate Student Teaching Methods Structure: Team-Taught Graduate Courses with CUNY Colleagues Enhancements: Faculty Research Funds, Program and Technological Support, Pedagogy Workshops Fields:  All Fields Welcome Due Date: November 1, 2016 Proposal Submission Form Once again in 2017-2018, the Futures Initiative is pleased to

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Recap: A Year-End Celebration of the Futures Initiative

By Lisa Tagliaferri|June 17, 2016|Event Recap|0 comments

On May 19, we had the opportunity to celebrate all that our Faculty Fellows, graduate students, undergraduate students, peer mentors, and Graduate Fellows have accomplished throughout the 2015-2016 academic year. We were able to showcase some of the work coming out of the Futures Initiative courses of the 2015-2016 academic year: Encountering Cuba – Global Race, Postcoloniality, Cultural Expression Kandice Chuh and Sujatha Fernandes Global Perspectives on Language and Education

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Announcing 2016-2017 Fellows and Courses

By Katina|June 13, 2016|Announcements|0 comments

We are delighted to welcome one new graduate fellow, a peer mentoring liaison, nine faculty fellows, and five team-taught graduate courses to our program for the year ahead. Humanities Alliance Post-Doctoral Fellow Kitana Ananda As part of the new Humanities Alliance, Dr. Kitana Ananda will help to manage the development and support of an online publishing platform to facilitate communication and collaboration among all partners in the Humanities Alliance. Dr.

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CFP: Futures Initiative 2016-2017 Courses (Expressions of Interest Due January 15)

By Katina|December 2, 2015|Announcements|0 comments

Deadline extended! Call for Proposals: Futures Initiative 2016-2017 Courses Focus: Diversity, Team-Teaching with CUNY Colleagues, and Some Focus on Graduate Student Teaching Methods Enhancements: Faculty Research Funds, Program and Technological Support, Pedagogy Workshops Fields:  All Fields Welcome Due Date: January 15, 2015 Proposal Submission Form We know this is the busiest time of the year but, unfortunately, in order to secure courses and course allocations for 2016-2017 courses we need

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“Mapping the Futures of Higher Education” Profs Cathy Davidson and William Kelly S 2015

By Cathy Davidson|September 28, 2014|Mapping|0 comments

Mapping the Futures of Higher Education This is the first course offered by the new Futures Initiative, team-taught by Director Cathy N. Davidson and former Graduate Center President William Kelly. The course is designed for second, third, or fourth year graduate students who are teaching during S 2015 at one of CUNY’s colleges or community colleges. Professors Cathy N. Davidson and William Kelly IDS 70200 Spring 2015, Tuesday 4:15-6:15 PM

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Course Description (S 15): Mapping the Futures of Higher Education

By Cathy Davidson|September 12, 2014|Mapping|0 comments

Here are some early ideas describing the method of the first course to be offered by the Futures Initiative at the Graduate Center CUNY. There will be a large interactive public component to which anyone who wishes will be invited. The course will be team-taught by myself (Cathy N. Davidson, Director of the Futures Initiative) and William Kelly (former President of the Graduate Center). Participation and feedback welcome!   Mapping

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