A public group for all those interested in learning more about the Futures Initiative, hearing about events, and participating in conversations about pedagogy, higher education, and institutional change.
This tutorial will walk you through how to list posts by category in a post/page using the List Category Posts plugin. Please note: this tutorial requires the List Category Posts plugin and Administrator privileges. If you have built a site on the FI network, this plugin will come already installed and will only need to be activated on your…[Read more]
Michelle Renee Morales wrote a new blog post How to Create a Discussion Forum using Wordpress & BuddyPress in the group Welcome!: 2 days, 17 hours ago
This tutorial will walk you through how to add a discussion forum to your Wordpress page. Discussion forums are a great way to facilitate conversations on your site. If you're using your FI site for a course you […]
This tutorial gives tips on how to work with images. To begin, log into your site’s dashboard, create a new post, and add an image to it. If you are having difficulty with this step see our post on How to Add M […]
On Wednesday, February 8, 2017, the Futures Initiative hosted "Accessibility, Mobility, and Design," with presentations by panelists Sara Hendren (Olin College) and April Coughlin (SUNY, New Paltz). Several different kinds of mobility were described during the hour-long discussion, including rock climbing, skateboarding, wheeling, walking, and…[Read more]
Allison Guess edited the blog post Event Recap: "Global Perspectives on the Fight for Higher Education" in the group Welcome!: 2 weeks, 2 days ago
On Monday, March 6, 2017 from 2-4pm, the Futures Initiative held its most recent event in the University Worth Fighting For series with the roundtable discussion, “Global Perspectives on the Fight for Higher Education.” Organized and moderated by Allison Guess, PhD student in Earth and Environmental Sciences (Geography) and Doctoral Fellow wit…[Read more]
Once again in 2016-2017, the Futures Initiative will partner with HASTAC to offer events, webinars, and Twitter chats designed to tie student-centered, engaged pedagogical practices to institutional change and social justice. We will pay special attention to race, gender, diversity, equity, and inequality—and to rethinking the higher education we…[Read more]
Wednesday, April 26 | 5 PM to 7:30 PM EDT, The Graduate Center, Room 9206 | RSVP
As a continuation of our recent University Worth Fighting For event titled, "Global Perspectives on the Fight for Higher Education," we contend that such efforts must not only be theoretical and limited to the classroom, but it must also be lived, pract…[Read more]
Danica Savonick edited the blog post Event Recap | Spring Symposium: Pedagogy, Research, Social Change in the group Welcome!: 3 weeks ago
On April 3, 2017, faculty and graduate students from this year’s team-taught courses, Futures Initiative Peer Mentors, and the Humanities Alliance gathered for this daylong symposium celebrating their work that connects student-centered learning to institutional and social change.
Michael Dorsch edited the blog post Recap of F.I. Open Session "How ProQuest Fits in with the Changing Dissertation Landscape" in the group Welcome!: 3 weeks, 2 days ago
On December 1, 2014 the Futures Initiative along with JustPublics@365 and the Mina Rees Library at The Graduate Center, CUNY, hosted a discussion with Austin McLean, Director of Scholarly Communication and Dissertations Publishing at ProQuest®.
Polly Thistlethwaite, Chief Librarian at the Mina Rees Library, opened the discussion with a…[Read more]
Lisa Tagliaferri edited the blog post Recap and Photo Essay: Towards a Pedagogy of Equality in the group Welcome!: 3 weeks, 2 days ago
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…[Read more]
Jen Jack Gieseking, Assistant Professor of Public Humanities in American Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, joined us October 2nd to discuss "Queering the Map" -- speaking both about his personal research on the spaces of lesbian and queer women, as well as about geographic information systems (GIS) in more general…[Read more]
Kalle edited the blog post Recap: Peer Mentoring and Student-Centered Learning in the group Welcome!: 3 weeks, 2 days ago
On September 24, 2015, our second installment of the University Worth Fighting For series took place, facilitated by Kandice Chuh (GC Professor of English and one of our Faculty Fellows) and Hilarie Ashton (GC English PhD student, instructor at Queens College, and FI Graduate Mentor).
The conversation started with introductory remarks from…[Read more]
Lisa Tagliaferri edited the blog post Recap: Teaching the Humanities as a Survival Skill in the group Welcome!: 3 weeks, 2 days ago
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
Danica Savonick edited the blog post Recap: On and Off the Tenure Track: Career Paths and Hiring Practices in the group Welcome!: 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Wednesday, November 18 @ 1:00 in the Skylight Conference Room at the CUNY Graduate Center
The discussion on career paths and hiring practices ranged from practical suggestions to higher-order questions, including thorny issues related to the casualization of academic labor, the size of PhD programs, and ways that expanding our expectations…[Read more]
On Friday, February 5th, the Futures Initiative hosted "Ideas in Circulation: Open Scholarship for Social Justice" at the Graduate Center, CUNY.
Futures Initiative Fellow Allison Guess, a PhD student in Earth and Environmental Sciences, introduced the event and provided context. Our special guests discussed access, equality, and…[Read more]
On Wednesday, March 2nd, the Futures Initiative hosted “Measuring What Counts: Credentials or Learning” at the Graduate Center, CUNY. It is part of our "The University Worth Fighting For" series of events, which will continue on Thursday, April 14 with "Teaching as Social Justice: Equity, Diversity, Race" livestreamed and live in room C…[Read more]
American Literature, American Learning
Wednesday, March 9
“[we must] try to help entering students discover a new relationship to learning. The most thoughtfully prepared, witty or provocative lecture cannot do this... the first needs of our freshman are for something else—for a kind of classroom in which students find themselves having to lea…[Read more]
Games & Active Learning/Formative Assessment
Gallagher, Kristen. “Teaching Freire and CUNY Open Admissions.” Radical Teacher 87.1 (2010): 55-67.
Gee, James Paul. 2007. Semiotic Domains. Is Playing Video Games a “Wa…[Read more]
American Literature, American Learning
Wednesday, March 16
6:30- 6:45 Announcements?
NO CLASS NEXT WEEK, Wednesday follows a Friday schedule
Thursday March 17 is the deadline to sign the early strike authorization pledge for PSC. Luke Elliot-Negri sent out an email with more details, but the…[Read more]
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