Event Recap: Futures Initiative Spring Forum–“Publics, Politics, and Pedagogy: Remaking Higher Education for Turbulent Times”

Event Recap: Futures Initiative Spring Forum–“Publics, Politics, and Pedagogy: Remaking Higher Education for Turbulent Times”

Links: Video Recording of livestream – Coming soon! | #fight4edu Note to readers: The Futures Initiative would like to extend our deepest admiration and thanks to Dr. Frances Tran, Postdoctoral Fellow and Interim Associate Director of the Futures Initiative. Frances worked tirelessly to craft and organize this forum, guide faculty members and students in shaping their sessions, coordinate all of the logistical details with our team, and see the event through

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Arizona State University to Join the Graduate Center as New HASTAC Leader

Press Release Cross-posted from hastac.org November 11, 2016 Duke University, Durham, NC — The Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) announced today that Arizona State University has been selected as HASTAC’s new institutional partner. Starting July 1, 2017, ASU will join the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY), in leading and administering HASTAC, including its state-of-the-art Drupal-based online social network and the 15,000-member HASTAC community

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Announcing Kaysi Holman as Deputy Director, Humanities Alliance

The Graduate Center and LaGuardia Community College are delighted to welcome Kaysi Holman as Deputy Director of the new CUNY Humanities Alliance.  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 served as a political advocate and community organizer for education and welfare reform in California and at

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HASTAC 2016 – Early Registration Ends March 25

HASTAC 2016 May 11-15, 2016 | Tempe, AZ hastac2016.org | #HASTAC16 Impact: Variation, Innovation, Action Striving for Impact: How can interdisciplinary research in humanities, arts, and technology have greater exchange with public and non-academic communities? HASTAC’s 2016 conference seeks to emphasize and encourage broader conversations about the past, current, and potential impact of interdisciplinary work in research and education. What new institutional or research configurations are available, or urgently necessary?

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HASTAC 2016 Conference Registration and Preliminary Program Are Now Live!

HASTAC 2016 Conference Registration Now Open! May 11-14, 2016 | Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ) hastac2016.org | #‎HASTAC16 Registration Fees: Faculty & Full Time Employees: $200.00 Students & Part Time Employees: $100.00 Please visit: Preliminary Program, in 5 color-coded tracks Conference Registration Also please visit HASTAC2016.org to book hotels at the conference venue. We have limited rooms so please book as soon as you can.

Why We Started HASTAC: Changing Learning, Institutions, and Society for Social Justice

HASTAC since its inception has had several pillars (and the Futures Initiative, for CUNY and the Graduate Center), embodies those as well.  HASTAC has been a “free and open community” from the beginning, open to anyone who signs onto the website and observes our principles of respect and contributes to our wide-ranging areas of interest embodied, in the most general way, by the slogan:  “Changing the Way We Teach and

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Medieval Vernacular, Community Building, and Accessible Design

Medieval Vernacular, Community Building, and Accessible Design

It can sometimes be hard to explain to people that my doctoral work involves both computer programming and a 14th-century Italian saint. This could even lead to a conversation ending immediately, but sometimes people can see the connection. When I first met a polyglot Belgian friend of mine and explained to him that I was working on an MSc in the computer sciences but that I studied Italian as an

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Interdisciplinarity and Access, or Inviting Everyone to the Party

The author with Futures Initiative Teaching Fellows and administration at the Year-End Celebration photo booth   As a Fellow for the Futures Initiative, it’s hard not to be forward-looking — the prospective horizons of higher education are not only suggested but contained in the name. And there is a lot to look forward to. Despite sometimes staggering inequities for students and prospective faculty alike, I can’t help but sense that we are on

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Digital Media & Learning Keynote: Nichole Pinkard on “An Ecological View of Equity”

Students and friends of the Futures Initiative won’t want to miss this extraordinary keynote by Nichole Pinkard, founder of the Digital Youth Network. Given at the 2015 Digital Media and Learning conference, which focused on the theme of Equity by Design, the talk explores what we mean by equitable education and how we measure our progress towards it. Watch Nichole Pinkard’s keynote, “An Ecological View of Equity: Reframing Our Understanding

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