About the HASTAC #FutureEd Initiative

About the HASTAC #FutureEd Initiative


Concerned about the challenges facing higher education? Join us and be part of the solution.

 HASTAC:  Changing the Way We Teach and Learn

The HASTAC #FutureEd Initiative is led by those with the most at stake in transforming higher education: students and faculty.  Open, worldwide, HASTAC-led and user-inspired, “The History and Future of Higher Education” assesses the educational legacies we’ve inherited in order to design new ways of learning for present needs and future aspirations.    

Below you will find many helpful resources that invite your contribution.  You will also find a growing list of people and institutions fueling this movement with experimental courses, workshops, seminars, research projects, and reading groups in different onsite and online locations, all open to the public. 

Everyone is welcome--students, full-time and adjunct faculty, independent scholars, and administrators from public and private research universities, liberal arts colleges, community colleges, K-12, vocational and for-profit schools, MOOCs, discussion groups, after-school programs, and lifelong learning institutions. We welcome policy makers, legislators, foundation and philanthropic leaders, librarians, curators, alt-ac professionals, journalists, business and political leaders, and the concerned public at large. The more varied the participation, the more we will learn.  

We are excited to hear about teachers (including some high school teachers) who are designing class or extra credit assignments to encourage their students to be involved in their own future and we've heard from several leadership teams of administrators, advisers, program officers, scholarship directors, and others who are meeting in groups and using the #FutureEd events to inspire institutional change. 

Let us know how you want to be part of #FutureEd and let us know how we can help you make it happen. Click on the “Add a Course” button and fill out a brief form to contribute a course or an event or to add your name to our listserv and receive our newsletter.  

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Partnering Courses, Events, and Resources with an Open Public Component: 

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  • Tom Abeles, editor, On the Horizon journal, Rwanda
  • David Abernathy and colleagues, Warren Wilson College, d_SPaCE: Digital Scholarship, Pedagogy, and Collaborative Education discussion group.
  • Bryan Alexander, senior fellow for the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE) and author of Future Trends in Technology and Education
  • Rindy Anderson and Stephen Nowicki, Duke University, "How Organisms Communicate"
  • Anne Balsamo, Media Studies, New School, NY,  "DOCC 2013: Redesigning MOOCs for (truly) Transformative Learning" (Syllabus)
  • Randy Bass and Ann Pendleton-Jullian, Georgetown University, "The Future of Georgetown University as a Design Problem"
  • Steven L. Berg, Departments of English and History and Ocelot Scholars program, Schoolcraft College
  • Steve Brier and Matt Gold, CUNY Graduate Center,  "Digital Praxis Seminar"
  • Terry Brown, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the State University of New York-Fredonia, Friday Morning Coffee and Discussion
  • Simone Browne, African and African American Studies, University of Texas at Austin, "Race, Culture, Migration and the Digital"
  • Timothy Burke, Swarthmore College, Department of History, "West Africa in the Era of the Slave Trade"
  • Tony Carr, e/merge Africa Network, "Africa Backchannel for FutureEd participants in African higher education"
  • Lisa Cartwright and Elizabeth Losh, University of California, San Diego, "Feminist Infrastructures and Technocultures"
  • Centre for Research & Interdisciplinarity (CRI), François Taddei and Ariel Lindner, Leadership Program: Teaching Through Research, 23rd March - 2nd April. 
  • Kandice Chuh, English,  CUNY Graduate Center,  "Introduction to Doctoral Studies in English"
  • Dr Thomas Cochrane (AUT University, New Zealand), Prof. Dr Ilona Buchem (Beuth University, Berlin), Dr Mar Camacho (University of Tarragona, Catalunia), Catherine Cronin (National University of Ireland, Galway), Averill Gordon (AUT University, New Zealand), Helen Keegan (Salford University, UK), Dr Sarah Howard (University of Wollongong, Australia),Bernie Goldbach (Limerick Institute of Technology, Ireland), #iCollab community of practice. 
  • Coimbra Group (GC), Association of 40 European Universities, "eLearning and eTechnology Taskforce," Video Seminar Series, Beginning January 2014
  • Columbia University, numerous courses in equity, international policy, American Studies, on the purpose and future of higher education
  • Arindam Datta, with Nader Tehrani, Liam O’Brien, Joel Lamere, Lorena Bello, Cristina Parreno Alonso, Irene Hwang, and others, Department of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT),  "Biocapitalism in the Knowledge Economy"
  • Jessie Daniels, Lisa Brundage, and Polly Thistlethwaite, CUNY Graduate Center and Just Publics@365, Friday FutureEd Discussion Series
  • Davidson College President’s Office
  • Cathy Davidson,  Program in Information Science + Information Studies and PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge, Duke University, "The History and Future of Higher Education" (Syllabus--comments and additions welcome!)
  • Chicago Humanities Summit Chicago Humanities Festival in partnership with the Modern Language Association, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and the Gratz Center at Fourth Presbyterian Church, January 9, 9-noon, Chicago, Il
  • Petra Dierkes-Thrun, Comparative Literature and the Program in Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Stanford University, "Reimagining the History and Future of Queer Studies in Higher Education:  By Students, For Students" (draft course description)
  • FemTechNet Collective, “Distributed Open Online Collaboration (DOCC)”
  • Ashley Ferro-Murray, “MOOCing? A Contemporary Dance.” Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, University of California Berkeley.
  • Patrick Finn, The University of Calgary, The School for Creative and Performing Arts- Drama, "New Media and Drama"
  • Caitlin Fisher, Film, York University, Toronto  "Future Cinema"
  • Megan Granda, Duke Office of Civic Engagement
  • Inderpal Grewal and Laura Wexler, Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies and American Studies, Yale University, "Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar in Digital Humanities"
  • Nancy Hayes, Florida State University College of Medicine, Designing a 21st Century Curriculum to Prepare 21st Century Physicians
  • Nadav Hochman, doctoral candidate, History of Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh. Visiting Scholar, Software Studies Initiative, The Graduate Center, CUNY. "Visualizing Cultural Patterns in Social Media Photography." April 10, Duke University.
  • Roopa Howard, University of South Australia, Australia
  • Susan Jeffords, University of Washington at Bothell, Academic Affairs, "Leadership and Innovation group"
  • Katie King, Women's Studies and American Studies, University of Maryland, “Experiments in Feminist Learning”
  • Julie Thompson Klein, English, Wayne State University, "Digital Humanities" and "Community and Identity in Digital Media"
  • Kim Knight, University of Texas at Dallas, Department of Emerging Media and Communication, "Fashioning Circuits
  • Adeline Koh, Center for Digital Humanities, Stockton College, "Introduction to Digital Humanities" (Syllabus)
  • Juliette Levy, University of California Riverside, "Violence and Latin American History" (Website)
  • Mary Litch, Chapman University, Honors Department, "MOOCs as Phenomenon"
  • Catherine Lombardozzi, LaSalle University, ITM 770 "History and Future of Higher Education" (Syllabus
  • Allan Luks, Elaine Congress and Francis Petit, Graduate School of Social Service/Graduate School of Business Administration at Fordham University, "Masters in Nonprofit Leadership"
  • Iain MacLaren, MA in Academic Practice and Course on Curricular Design, Centre for Excellence in Learning & Teaching
  • National University of Ireland, Galway, Galway, Ireland
  • Richard Marciano, Information Science and Director, Sustaining Archives and Leveraging Technologies (SALT), University of North Carolina, "Data, Public Scholarship, Community Participation, and New Models for Learning in Higher Education"  [workshop]
  • Robert McCaughey, Columbia University, "Alma Mater: The History of American Colleges and Universities"
  • Mark McGuire, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, "Open Otago Discussion Group" (Website)
  • Katherine McKittrick, Gender Studies, Queen's University, Canada, "Black Creative Science Cluster and Workshop"
  • Tara McPherson, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California,  "Digital Media and Learning" (community-based praxis course), plus workshops on digital publishing at humanities centers around the U.S.
  • Bill Meador, TEDxABQED and Central New Mexico Community College
  • Karl Hagstrom Miller and Penne Restad, University of Texas at Austin, Departments of History and American Studies, "Designing History's Future"
  • Ministerio Cultura of Lima, Peru, "Hemispheric Pathways:  Critical Makers in International Networks" HASTAC 2014 Conference, April 24-27, 2014.
  • April Mojica, Hostos Community College (CUNY), Adjunct: Developmental Writing; Humanities
  • Sean Michael Morris, Managing Editor, Hybrid Pedagogy
  • James L. Morrison, UNC-Chapel Hill, "An Interview with a Futurist: The University is Dead! Long Live the University!"
  • Dr. Thalia Mulvihill, Ball State University, EDHI 613 Administration & Finance in Higher Education
  • Chris Newfield, English, University of California Santa Barbara, "English Majoring After College (Histories and Futures of Higher Education)"
  • Bethany Nowviskie and Purdom Lindblad, University of Virginia Scholars' Lab, "The Praxis Program"
  • David Palumbo-Liu, Comparative Literature, Stanford, "Histories and Futures of Humanistic Education:  Culture and Crisis, Books and MOOCs"
  • Penn State University, Center for Online Innovation in Learning (COIL)
  • PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge, Duke University, Online Learning Research Module
  • Dave Prensky, The College of New Jersey, Complex Organizations in a Turbulent Environment: Institutions of Higher Education
  • Todd Presner, UCLA, Digital Humanities 201: “Introduction to Digital Humanities: Methods of Knowledge Design”
  • Noel Radomski, Director and Associate Researcher, Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE)
  • Andrea Rehn, Whittier College, Digital Liberal Arts Hub (DigLibArts@Whittier)
  • Howard Rheingold, Stanford University, "Social Media Literacies"
  • Carey Sargent, Occidental College, "Liberal Arts at the Brink? Navigating the Crisis in Higher Education" (syllabus)
  • Jentery Sayers, English, University of Victoria, Canada, "Digital Literary Studies: Histories and Principles"
  • Society for the Humanities, Cornell University, "Occupation: From Space and Time to Practice and Politics" [focal research theme]
  • Elin O’Hara Slavick, Art Department, UNC-Chapel Hill. “Visualizing Science.”
  • Doris Sommer, Romance Studies and African and African American Studies, "Pre-Texts: the Arts Interpret" [workshop]
  • Jesse Stommel, Department of Liberal Studies and the Arts, University of Wisconsin/Madison, and Hybrid Pedagogy
  • Mary Sullivan, Cape Cod Community College, History and Future of Higher Education Discussion Group
  • Francois Taddei and Ariel Lindner, Centre for Research & Interdisciplinarity (CRI), Leadership Program: Teaching Through Research
  • Kristen Treglia, Fordham University. History and Future of Education face-to-face discussion groups.
  • Sukaina Walji, Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT), University of Cape Town, Weekly study group
  • Laura Wexler, Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies, and American Studies, Yale University, "DOCC 2013: Gender & Sexuality in Media & Popular Culture"
  • Alan White, Undergraduate STEM Education, University of South Carolina
  • Paul Yachnin and Leigh Yetter, McGill University, The Future of Graduate Education and Training in the Humanities
  • Mia Zamora and Erica Holan, Writing Project, Kean University,  "Exploring Connected Learning"


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Just out: http://www.surf.nl/en/knowledge-and-innovation/knowledge-base/2014/2014-...

Lots about MOOCs and their potential role in Open Education in general.