Interdisciplinarity and Access, or Inviting Everyone to the Party

By Lisa|September 12, 2015|Reflection|0 comments

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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Building Equity and Innovation Into a Syllabus: Or, We May Not Be Able to Change the Word But We Can Change Our Classrooms

By Cathy Davidson|April 18, 2015|Reflection|0 comments

In “Mapping the Futures of Higher Education,” the first Futures Initiative course, co-taught with President Emeritus William Kelly, we focused on pedagogy, on what you can do tomorrow in your classroom to redress the kinds of inequity that persist in society and that are exacerbated by higher education. On the first day of class, Bill and I entered, pointed to giant post-it notes set around the room with dates, and

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CUNY Advance Grants – Call for Proposals

By Lisa|February 27, 2015|Of interest|0 comments

CUNY Advance Start-Up, Greenhouse, and Scale Up Grants Call for Proposals Applications Due March 23, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Program Description CUNY Advance supports campus-based innovations and projects that have transformative potential across the University. The campuses oversee the initiative through a subcommittee of the Council of Presidents, with guidance from leading thinkers on instructional technology at the University. Our pilot projects so far have included supporting a high-enrollment

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