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

By Frances|August 29, 2017|FI Events|2 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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Recap: Teaching as Social Justice

By Lisa Tagliaferri|April 17, 2016|Event Recap|1 comments

On Thursday, April 14th, the Futures Initiative hosted “Teaching as Social Justice: Equity, Diversity, Race” at the Graduate Center, CUNY. This was the capstone event of our “The University Worth Fighting For” series of events of the 2015-2016 academic year. Learn more about the series here. During this workshop, we discussed how teaching can address the unequal distribution of resources, wealth, privilege, and opportunity along axes of race, gender, sexual

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Announcing Teagle Grant to Support “Liberal Arts for the New Majority”

By Katina|March 2, 2016|Announcements|3 comments

The Futures Initiative is thrilled to announce the launch of an exciting new project funded by a grant from the Teagle Foundation: “Liberal Arts for the New Majority.” This multi-layered peer mentorship program will reconnect liberal arts teaching and learning with the mission of public higher education and the needs of what has been called the “new majority” of undergraduate college students, while also supporting graduate students’ development as both teachers

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Apply to become a CUNY Humanities Teaching and Learning Alliance Fellow

By Katina|February 8, 2016|Announcements|0 comments

Applications are now being accepted for the CUNY Humanities Teaching and Learning Alliance Fellowship. Part of the four-year CUNY Humanities Teaching and Learning Alliance (HTLA), generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this competitive two-year fellowship offers nine Graduate Center students the opportunity to learn with master faculty and then to teach at LaGuardia Community College. This fellowship is open to all Graduate Center doctoral students in the humanities or

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Just launched: Teaching and Learning Center website for The CUNY Graduate Center

By Mike Rifino|February 1, 2016|Of interest|0 comments

The Teaching and Learning Center has launched its website, which can be accessed at http://cuny.is/teaching. To read about the site and the TLC’s programming and plans for growth, see: http://tlc.commons.gc.cuny.edu/2016/01/28/the-tlc-is-open/. Office hours for the upcoming semester are: http://tlc.commons.gc.cuny.edu/office-hours/. Also, the GC Community, consider joining the TLC Group on the CUNY Academic Commons, at http://commons.gc.cuny.edu/groups/teaching-and-learning-center/, where members will be able to receive announcements and participate in ongoing conversations about teaching and learning at CUNY and beyond.

CFP: Futures Initiative 2016-2017 Courses (Expressions of Interest Due January 15)

By Katina|December 2, 2015|Announcements|0 comments

Deadline extended! Call for Proposals: Futures Initiative 2016-2017 Courses Focus: Diversity, Team-Teaching with CUNY Colleagues, and Some Focus on Graduate Student Teaching Methods Enhancements: Faculty Research Funds, Program and Technological Support, Pedagogy Workshops Fields:  All Fields Welcome Due Date: January 15, 2015 Proposal Submission Form We know this is the busiest time of the year but, unfortunately, in order to secure courses and course allocations for 2016-2017 courses we need

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Recap: Teaching the Humanities as a Survival Skill

By Lisa Tagliaferri|October 22, 2015|Event Recap|1 comments

Working together with the GC Teaching and Learning Center, and LaGuardia Community College, this session of The University Worth Fighting for was convened by:   Cathy N. Davidson, Director, The Futures Initiative and Co-Director, The Humanities Teaching and Learning Alliance, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Eduardo Vianna, Professor, Psychology, LaGuardia Community College and one of our Futures Initiative Faculty Fellows Mike Rifino, doctoral student, Human Development, and Futures

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Oct 22: Teaching the Humanities as a Survival Skill

By Allison Guess|October 8, 2015|FI Events|0 comments

  Thursday, October 22 | 1 PM to 2 PM | http://bit.ly/FuturesED-live | #fight4edu Details WHERE:                    The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue ROOM:                      9205 WHEN:                      Thursday, October 22, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM CONTACT INFO:      futuresinitiative [at] gc.cuny.edu; (212) 817-7201 WATCH ONLINE:  

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Invitation to join Fall 2015 Interdisciplinary Faculty Study Group at Brooklyn College

By Lisa Tagliaferri|September 8, 2015|Events of Interest, Of interest|0 comments

This semester, the Brooklyn College Digital Humanities Working Group will lead the Wolfe Institute’s Interdisciplinary Faculty Study Group, with the central text being Eileen Gardiner and Ron Musto’s The Digital Humanities: A Primer for Students and Scholars (Cambridge, 2015). Unlike previous Wolfe Institute seminars, ours will be guided not by a single faculty member, but by a group, drawn from such disciplines as computer science, English, history, sociology, and theater,

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Recap and Photo Essay: Towards a Pedagogy of Equality

By Lisa Tagliaferri|August 31, 2015|Event Recap, Reflection|1 comments

On Friday, August 28, the Futures Initiative kicked off its first workshop event in the University Worth Fighting For series that will run in the 2015-2016 academic year. All photos from the event are available here. Featuring the voices of members of the Futures Initiative team, an invited guest speaker, and audience participants, this workshop was an interactive session of tool-sharing to ensure equality in the university classroom. With over

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