What is the Futures Initiative? Defining and Redefining our Goals

By Katina|July 21, 2016|Reflection|0 comments

The Futures Initiative can be difficult to describe. We work at the intersection of pedagogy, technology, professional development, and public engagement, all in support of fostering a more equitable higher education system for all. We’re trying to find better and clearer ways of saying that, not only through our mission statement, but through all that we do—from programming to written materials to the architecture and design of our website. We’re

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Special Journal Issue on Linguistic Diversity Published by Futures Initiative Students

By Katina|July 5, 2016|Announcements|0 comments

We are delighted to announce that graduate students in the Fall 2015 Futures Initiative course on Global Perspectives on Language and Education have published a collection of their work in Bellaterra Journal of Teaching and Learning Language and Literature. The special issue, “Linguistic Diversity, Equity, and Pedagogical Innovation in Higher Education,” was edited by students Demet Arpacik, María Cioè-Peña & Benjamin Kinsella, with Maryann Polesinelli & Esteban Rodríguez. The monograph reports on the results of a series

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Announcing 2016-2017 Humanities Alliance Team

By Katina|June 17, 2016|Announcements|1 comments

The Graduate Center and LaGuardia Community College are thrilled to announce the team of graduate teaching fellows, visiting faculty, and staff members for the inaugural year of the Humanities Alliance.   Kaysi Holman, Director of Administration and Programs Kaysi Holman brings over 15 years of experience working with nonprofits and educational organizations dedicated to equity and social justice, both within higher education and achieved through access to higher education. Holman

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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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Faculty Fellow Gillian Bayne and Aderinsola Gilbert at Teach@CUNY Day

By Lisa Tagliaferri|May 23, 2016|Reflection|0 comments

Futures Initiative Faculty Fellow Gillian Bayne and Urban Education Ph.D. student Aderinsola Gilbert led an exciting and productive workshop during Teach@CUNY Day on May 2, 2016. “Advancing STEM Teaching and Learning in New York City’s Metropolis was part of the “Diversity in CUNY’s Classrooms” track of Teach@CUNY Day. This workshop explored how faculty in STEM disciplines can utilize student’s cultural capital to increase their enthusiasm for and interest in course

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Recap: Global Perspectives on Language and Education Policy Research Poster and Outreach Session

By Lisa Tagliaferri|May 23, 2016|Event Recap, Reflection|0 comments

On Monday, May 2, 2016, graduate students from the course Global Perspectives on Language and Education, shared their research on language practices across several CUNY campuses. Led be Ofelia Garcia (Graduate Center, Urban Education and Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages) and Carmina Makar (City College, Teaching Learning and Culture), the course took place in Fall 2015. The work presented at the session will be published in the May/June 2016

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Closing the Tech Gender Gap: #WiTNY

By Cathy Davidson|March 31, 2016|Announcements|0 comments

It has been very exciting to watch the unveiling of an important new program, Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship in New York (WitNY).  This partnership between CUNY (City University of New York), Cornell Tech and Verizon strives to increase the number of young women studying and working in technology.  The percentage of women now graduating with technology degrees is less than 1%.  That’s intolerable. HASTAC, the Futures Initiative, FemTechNet and

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Recap: Ideas in Circulation

By Lisa Tagliaferri|February 9, 2016|Event Recap|1 comments

  On Friday, February 5th, the Futures Initiative hosted “Ideas in Circulation: Open Scholarship for Social Justice” at the Graduate Center, CUNY.   Futures Initiative Fellow Allison Guess, a PhD student in Earth and Environmental Sciences, introduced the event and provided context. Our special guests discussed access, equality, and diversity in the context of open scholarship, and scholarly communication:   April Hathcock Librarian for Scholarly Communications, NYU Matthew K. Gold Associate

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