In January 2017, Danica Savonick, a CUNY GC doctoral candidate in English and Futures Initiative Fellow, was awarded the prestigious K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award by the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U). The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others; and
Today, our Futures Initiative team—graduate students, postdoc, and staff—will be taking a step back to consider how we are doing relative to our stated programmatic goals. The two things that I find most important about this temperature check are (1) that the suggestion came from within the group, not from administration; and (2) that we’ll be pausing to evaluate not only our public-facing work, but also the quieter, less visible
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
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
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.