Sept. 28: Thursday Dialogue: Mentors to Leaders

By Mike Rifino|September 21, 2017|Announcements, FI Events, Peer mentoring|0 comments

Thursday, September 28 | 12pm to 2pm | Graduate Center, CUNY | Room 9204 | #fight4edu Details WHERE: The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue Room: 9204 WHEN: Thursday, September 28, 12:00 PM-2:00 PM CONTACT INFO: futuresinitiative [at] gc.cuny.edu; (212) 817-7201 Description: This roundtable discussion, the second of the Thursday Dialogues series organized by the Futures Initiative, seeks to reflectively explore the unfolding dynamics of the Futures Initiative Undergraduate Leadership Program from its first implementation to the present. This

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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|0 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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Sept. 7: Thursday Dialogue: Pedagogies of Dissent for Asian American Studies

By Frances|August 29, 2017|FI Events|0 comments

Thursday, September 7 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm | The Graduate Center, CUNY, Room 9207 Description: This roundtable discussion, the first of a series of Thursday Dialogues organized by the Futures Initiative, looks forward to this year’s American Studies Association Conference: Pedagogies of Dissent (Nov. 9-12; Chicago, IL), by exploring the frictions, possibilities, and complex entanglements between “pedagogy” and “dissent” for Asian American studies. How might thinking through this particular field illuminate

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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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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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