To the Futures Initiative,

By Frances|May 10, 2018|Reflection|0 comments

This year has passed by in a whirlwind of emails and events, planning sessions, meetings, and conferences, interviews, sudden trips, and all of those big and small life moments in between. Still, with summer right around the corner and the promise of lazy beach days to come, I want to press pause to reflect and take in what this year, what being a part of this program, has meant. I’ve

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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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Event Recap: Pedagogies of Dissent for Asian American Studies

By Frances|September 14, 2017|Event Recap|0 comments

On September 7, 2017, the Futures Initiative launched our new Thursday Dialogues series with a roundtable discussion on “Pedagogies of Dissent for Asian American Studies.” Although it was a slightly more formal affair than most of our Thursday Dialogues will be, we had occasion to celebrate the start of the Fall semester by welcoming Kandice Chuh (Professor of English and American Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center) back from her yearlong sabbatical,

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Greetings, “together we’ll make magic!”

By Frances|September 8, 2017|Announcements|2 comments

Now that the fall semester is in full swing, I thought that I would finally write to introduce myself to the Futures Initiative’s virtual communities. My name is Frances Tran and this year I will be serving as a Postdoctoral Fellow and the Interim Associate Director of the Futures Initiative, while our Director of Administration and Programs, Katina Rogers, is on parental leave. Despite the volatility of our current political

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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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Recap: Teaching as Social Justice

By Lisa|April 17, 2016|Event Recap|1 comments

On Thursday, April 14th, the Futures Initiative hosted “Teaching as Social Justice: Equity, Diversity, Race” at the Graduate Center, CUNY. This was the capstone event of our “The University Worth Fighting For” series of events of the 2015-2016 academic year. Learn more about the series here. During this workshop, we discussed how teaching can address the unequal distribution of resources, wealth, privilege, and opportunity along axes of race, gender, sexual

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Sept 24: Peer Mentoring and Student-Centered Learning

By Katina|September 10, 2015|FI Events|0 comments

http://bit.ly/FuturesED-live | #fight4edu Details WHERE: The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue ROOM:   C198 WHEN:   September 24, 2015, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM CONTACT INFO: futuresinitiative [at] gc.cuny.edu; (212) 817-7201 WATCH ONLINE: http://bit.ly/futuresed-live RSVP NOW HASHTAG: #fight4edu Learn more about the series Description Join us at the Graduate Center on Thursday, September 24 from 1-2 PM in room C198 for an open, livestreamed workshop led by Prof. Kandice Chuh and Futures Initiative Graduate Mentors Hilarie Ashton, Natalie Oshukany, and Rachel

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FI Mentoring Workshop

By Danica Savonick|August 18, 2015|FI Events|0 comments

Today (Tuesday August 18) and tomorrow we have 35 undergraduates from across the CUNY undergraduate campuses joining us at the CUNY Graduate Center for a two-day mentoring workshop. Check out what we’re up to here.

Now through 8/28: Towards a Pedagogy of Equality #fight4edu

By Danica Savonick|August 17, 2015|FI Events|1 comments

  You are invited to join the Futures Initiative for a live-streamed, one-hour workshop on engaged pedagogy as a way of modeling a more egalitarian society.  The workshop will take place on August 28 at 1 pm at the CUNY Graduate Center, rm. 9204, and will be facilitated by Professor Cathy Davidson. This workshop opens The University Worth Fighting For, a series of workshops that tie student-centered, engaged pedagogical practices to

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The University Worth Fighting For

By Katina|August 3, 2015|Announcements, FI Events|

Once again in 2017-2018, the Futures Initiative will partner with HASTAC to offer events, webinars, and Twitter chats designed to tie student-centered, engaged pedagogical practices to institutional change and social justice. We will pay special attention to race, gender, diversity, equity, and inequality—and to rethinking the higher education we so urgently need now. These events connect to a ccollection of team-taught courses to be offered at the Graduate Center in Spring 2017.

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