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The University Worth Fighting For: Futures Initiative Workshop Series

The University Worth Fighting For: Futures Initiative Workshop Series

In tandem with a collection of team-taught courses offered at the Graduate Center, the Futures Initiative will partner with HASTAC to offer workshops, webinars, and online reading groups 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 so urgently need now.

University Worth Fighting For poster

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Livestreamed at bit.ly/futuresed-live Details will be announced on the Futures Initiative and HASTAC websites Fall 2015

  • Friday, August 28: Towards a Pedagogy of Equality (1-2pm, 9204)
  • Thursday, Sept 24: Peer Mentoring and Student-Centered Learning (1-2pm, C198)
  • Thursday, October 22: Teaching the Humanities as a Survival Skill (1-2pm, 9205)
  • Wednesday, November 18: On and Off the Tenure Track: Careers Paths and Hiring Practices (1-2pm, Skylight Room)

Spring 2016

  • Friday, February 5: Ideas in Circulation: Libraries, Presses, Platforms (1-2pm, C198)
  • Wednesday, March 2: Credentials or Learning? Measuring What Counts (1-2pm, C197)
  • Thursday, April 14: Teaching as Social Justice: Equity, Diversity, Race (1-2pm, C197)
  • Thursday, May 19: The University Worth Fighting For (1-2pm, C198)

Additional events sponsored by the Futures Initiative: 

  • Tuesday and Wednesday, August 18-19: Peer Mentoring Workshop for select graduate and undergraduate students from across CUNY (application process is now closed)
  • Friday, October 2: "Queering the Map" with Jen Jack Gieseking (2-4pm, 9204/livestreamed; rescheduled from Spring 2015)
  • Wednesday, November 11: MLA Connected Academics Proseminar - Site Visit (by invitation)
  • May 11-15: HASTAC 2016 Conference, Arizona State University
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