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 Tagliaferri|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 2016-2017, 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 collection of team-taught courses to be offered at the Graduate Center in Spring 2017.

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Photo: CUNY IT Conference

By Katina|March 13, 2015|Announcements|0 comments

Members of the Futures Initiative team with George Otte, Director of Academic Technology, following Cathy Davidson’s keynote address at the 2014 CUNY IT Conference.  

Schedule of Public Events: Spring 2015

By Katina|February 17, 2015|Class Recap, FI Events, Mapping, Reflection|2 comments

  Events from our partners: CLAGS GC Digital Initiatives GC Office of Career Planning and Professional Development Graduate Center Library JustPublics@365 NYC Digital Humanities Futures Initiative and Mapping the Futures of Higher Education Events: March 10: Mapping the Futures of Higher Education, Open Class Session, “Student-Directed Learning,” Presented by graduate students in “Mapping the Futures of Higher Education” (Room 9206, Graduate Center, 4:15-6:15pm) April 14: Mapping the Futures of Higher Education,

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Spring 2015 Events

By Lisa Tagliaferri|February 14, 2015|FI Events|0 comments

Events from our partners: CLAGS GC Digital Initiatives GC Office of Career Planning and Professional Development Graduate Center Library JustPublics@365 NYC Digital Humanities Futures Initiative and Mapping the Futures of Higher Education Events: March 10: Mapping the Futures of Higher Education, Open Class Session, “Student-Directed Learning,” Presented by graduate students in “Mapping the Futures of Higher Education” (Room 9206, Graduate Center, 4:15-6:15pm) April 14: Mapping the Futures of Higher Education, Open

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Rethinking Evaluation: A Futures Initiative Open Session

By Lisa Tagliaferri|November 18, 2014|FI Events|0 comments

  Rethinking Evaluation and Assessment in Online and Blended Learning Environments A Futures Initiative Open Session Monday, December 8, 2014, 1-2 p.m. Library C196.05, CUNY Graduate Center During this open session, we will explore methods for evaluating courses and programs that use and integrate online technology for teaching and learning. Dr. Anthony Picciano, Professor and Executive Officer of the PhD program in Urban Education, will discuss the challenges and opportunities

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