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Jan 22 | Teach@CUNY Mid-Winter Institute

The Teaching and Learning Center invites Graduate Center students who are currently teaching as Graduate Teaching Fellows or adjuncts to the Teach@CUNY Mid-Winter Institute, which is scheduled for January 22, from 1-5pm in Room 3317.

This event will be structured as an “unconference,” driven by the needs and interests of those who attend. It will be staffed by TLC Graduate and Post-doctoral Fellows, who will facilitate conversations around topics selected by attendees. There will be spaces to discuss re-configuring course units and assignments for the Spring semester, developing experiential learning projects, integrating educational technology, using a range of writing assignments in courses, effectively facilitating class discussion, wellness in and around the classroom, as well as conversations about disciplinary questions. Attendees will also have opportunities to learn about Spring programming and funding opportunities at the TLC.

Join us in Room 3317 at 1pm for introductions, and we’ll then break out into smaller working groups for the remainder of the afternoon. First-year GTFs who attended the 2018 Teach@CUNY Summer Institute are especially encouraged to attend.

Please let us know if you’re coming by filling out this RSVP form.

JOBS, Office of Career Planning & Professional Development 12-14

Deadline to apply Jan 14 | The Moth Storytelling Workshop & StorySLAM on Caregiving at CUNY

Application Deadline: Monday, January 14, 2019, 11:59 PM.

The Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY in collaboration with The Moth College Program, is pleased to announce a storytelling workshop for CUNY students or alumni who are family or paid caregivers for the elderly, ill, or disabled and who are looking to tell their stories of juggling work, family, school, and caregiving obligations. This workshop is organized by Kathlene McDonald as part of “The Labor of Care Archive: Caregiver Narratives from CUNY and its Communities” Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research.

During this one-day workshop, participants will learn principles of Moth storytelling, brainstorm stories of their own, and share those stories with one another. They will learn the secrets of great storytelling, find the story they want to tell, and connect with peers. At the end of the workshop, participants will celebrate with a StorySLAM—a chance to share the stories they have been working on with peers, friends, and The Moth fans.     (more…)

Spring 2019 Professional Development Seminars

Students may register online for these courses, they are listed in the course schedule under “Professional Development”.  Course numbers are listed below. 

The courses are 0 credits and do not appear on student transcripts; they are free of charge and open to all matriculated Graduate Center students.


PDEV 79400  Advanced Spoken English: Teaching and Presentation Skills

GC:  Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Rm. 5382, 0 credits, Prof. O’Shields [58693]

This course is designed to help students improve their spoken English in a variety of academic and casual settings through guided instruction of American-style conversation and direct instruction of spoken English fluency and pronunciation skills.  Additionally, students will be instructed in the standard methods and style of teaching and presenting for the American university classroom.  Students will also be discussing and learning about American culture via themes and topics that are relevant to the students’ interests.


Deadline Jan 31 | Call for Proposals – 2019 Nature, Ecology, & Society Colloquium

2019 Nature, Ecology, & Society Colloquium

Martin E. Segal Theatre at The Graduate Center, CUNY

Friday, March 1st, 2019: 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Call for Presentations: Re-imagining Nature, Ecology, and Society

Deadline for submissions: January 31st, 2019

Submissions form: https://goo.gl/forms/35P064eVqsHruuwg1 [goo.gl]

The Nature, Ecology, & Society (NES) Colloquium is a forum for research and action directed towards future sustainability and justice. This forum is intended to spotlight awareness, dialogue and collaboration between researchers and action-oriented people, especially within the City University of New York, but outside CUNY as well. The 2019 Nature, Ecology, & Society Colloquium seeks to foster a dialogue among researchers across various disciplines who are interested in addressing imminent questions around ways of re-imagining nature, ecology, and society.

Request for Presentations:
We invite all interested individuals or collectives to submit an abstract for either a poster, presentation, panel, or round-table discussion. We continue the tradition of creating a space for interdisciplinary conversation at the 2019 NES Colloquium by requesting proposals from within, and outside, CUNY and from allied students, faculty, artists, professionals, activists, designers, journalists, musicians, performers, filmmakers, and scholars in the humanities and natural, physical, and social sciences.

Possible topics include:
– Contested meanings of “nature,” “ecology,” and “society”
– Sustainability and/or conservation
– Intersections and implications of emerging technology/science and everyday life
– What about nature, ecology, and society should not be re-imagined

We especially seek submissions from those who find value in multi- and inter-disciplinarity and are interested in broadening their theories, practices, and ideals. (more…)

Deadline Feb 15 | 2019-2020 Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellowship

The Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY and Humanities New York announce the call for applicants for the 2019-2020 Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellowship.

The Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellowship was developed by Humanities New York in partnership with nine New York research universities to bring humanities scholarship into the public realm, encourage emerging humanities scholars to conceive of their work in relation to the public sphere, develop scholars’ skills for doing public work, and strengthen the public humanities community in New York State. The year-long Fellowship will involve a combination of training in the methods and approaches of the public humanities and work by the Fellow to develop a public project related to their own scholarship in partnership with a community organization.

The skills and experiences afforded by the Fellowship are intended to serve scholars who have a record of working with the public as well as those who are starting to explore the public humanities. It is equally valuable for scholars who plan to pursue careers within the academy and those who plan to pursue other career paths.  (more…)

College Assistant Position, Career Planning Office

The Office of Career Planning & Professional Development at the Graduate Center is seeking to hire a College Assistant to help with the implementation of the Enhancing STEM Career Development project, funded by the CUNY Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Programs via the Career Success Initiative. (Read more about this initiative here: http://www.naceweb.org/career-readiness/best-practices/initiative-boosts-career-competitiveness-of-cuny-grads/.)

The Enhancing STEM Development project is an intensive program of professional development for the Graduate Center’s STEM students that will build their communication skills, strengthen postgraduate career outcomes, and heighten coordination between the Graduate Center and the campus-based labs.  This is a temporary position which will last from late January-early February 2019 to June 30, 2019

For more information and how to apply: https://www.gc.cuny.edu/About-the-GC/Administrative-Services/Human-Resources/Employment-Opportunities/Detail?id=47233

Dec 19 | TLC Grading Social

It’s the time of the semester where students’ final work is piling up and we’re rushing to finish our own projects too. For Graduate Center student instructors, grading student work at the end of the term can be overwhelming, lonely, and—even in successful courses—frustrating.

The Teaching and Learning Center is here to offer support. Join us on Wednesday, December 19th from 1-5pm in room 3317 for our “Grading Social.” We will provide coffee, sweets, and camaraderie as instructors work through stacks of papers, blue books, blog posts, etc. Need a second or third eye on a assignment? We can provide those too.

Check out this past post “Grading Tips from the TLC” on Visible Pedagogy and watch @GCTLC #amgrading on Twitter for more grading tips (and share your own!) starting Monday, December 17th.


Your Colleagues at the TLC

Feb 4-8 | NYC DH Week

NYCDH is happy to announce the 4th Annual NYCDH Week, February 4-8, 2019. Taking place at institutions throughout New York City, NYCDH Week gives individuals across the region who are interested in digital humanities an opportunity to learn new techniques and skills, hear about DH projects from across the city, and become part of a vibrant and diverse community of scholars and practitioners.

Join us for the Kickoff Day!

Following last year’s highly successful event, NYCDH Week 2019 begins on February 4 with a kickoff gathering at Lincoln Center Campus (113 W. 60th St., 12th Floor). This year’s theme is Information and Democracy, and the event will include a keynote by Meredith Broussard, author of ​Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World. The day-long event will also feature speakers, round tables, lightning talks and networking sessions. The rest of the week will consist of a diverse selection of free workshops hosted at a wide range of institutions across the city, including: (more…)

Deadline Feb 11 | Policy Fellowship–New York State Excelsior Service Program

For students who will graduate/have graduated during the 2018-2019 academic year. It’s a terrific opportunity for a master’s or doctoral student to start a career in policy at the state level. Last year’s fellow, Jonathan Hill, a history PhD alumnus, is currently working at the Department of Transportation, Policy & Planning Division in Albany.

Graduate Center students can apply to the Excelsior via GC Connect (position number 3474). The GC internal deadline is Monday, February 11, 2019. Information about accessing GC Connect can be found here: https://careerplan.commons.gc.cuny.edu/services



The New York State Excelsior Service Fellowship Program is a funded two-year fellowship offering talented recent graduates of graduate and advanced degree programs hands on training and experience in New York State government. Excelsior Fellows work full time at host executive-branch agencies and authorities, advancing the operational aspects of large policy initiatives. Fellow placements include the Executive Chamber, Empire State Development Corporation, Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs, Department of Environmental Conservation, the Port Authority of NY/NJ, and the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. (more…)

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