$3.15 M Mellon Grant Focusing on the Humanities, Community Colleges, and Next Generation Graduate Training

By Cathy Davidson|October 20, 2015|Announcements, Reflection|2 comments

We at the Futures Initiative and HASTAC are deeply honored to be part of a visionary $3.1 million Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant dedicated to humanities education at the nation’s community colleges and introductory humanities education for the “new majority” of college students entering universities in the U.S. today. Beginning in fall 2016, the Humanities Teaching and Learning Alliance will place 27 Graduate Center doctoral students at LaGuardia Community College,

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Reflection: Finland Does It Again!

By Cathy Davidson|March 23, 2015|Reflection|0 comments

What’s in that water in Finland?  First they abolish standardized, summative, high stakes testing —and come out in the top 5 in all numeracy and literacy categories on the PISA OECD tests.   Now, they are getting rid of subjects in schools:  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/finland-schools-subjects-are-out-and-topics-are-in-as-country-reforms-its-education-system-10123911.html The subjects we now use to organize the disciplines, fields, professional schools, methods, tools, and all the other silos of higher education were almost all designed in

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