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Feb 14 | Co-Creating Social Change: Transformative Learning in a Community College

The Futures Initiative is pleased to invite you to attend the next event in our University Worth Fighting For series, “Co-Creating Social Change: Transformative Learning in a Community College.” It will be held tomorrow, February 14, 12:00pm-2:00pm, at the Graduate Center, CUNY in the Skylight Room (9100).

The discussion will address timely topics, including active learning and activism in and through higher education. You will hear from faculty and students about their experience bringing together theory and practice through their involvement in the Peer Activist Learning Community program at LaGuardia Community College. This event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served!

You can find the full event description and panelist bios in the announcement below. Feel free to contact Frances Tran, Postdoctoral Fellow and Interim Associate Director of the Futures Initiative, at ftran@gc.cuny.edu if you have any questions about this event.

Feb 15 | Opening Reception: Weaving Ways of Knowing

Dear Students, Graduates, Faculty and Colleagues:

The Urban Education Program is very excited to extend an invitation to you for this Spring 2018 exhibition.  Please join us!

weaving ways of knowing

 In the past decade there has been an explosion of visual and arts-based research projects across several disciplines.  This exhibition features the work of students enrolled in Doing Visual and Arts-based Research.

We concentrated on the use of visual art forms (e.g. photography, painting, portraiture, drawing, video and collage) as a means of knowledge production, where these forms are central to data collection, interpretation, and representation.

Feb. 15 – April 19
Room 4201
Opening Reception: Feb. 15, 6:30pm

Feb 15 | Political Theory Workshop

The department of Political Science is delighted to announce the first workshop for the Political Theory subfield for the spring semester. The event will be held in the Political Science Lounge (5200.07), Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 4:30pm ft. Professor George Shulman (New York University) (discussant: Nader Sadre).  The paper is attached to the e-mail. If you would like to be added to the distribution list, please e-mail GCpoliticaltheoryworkshop@gmail.com.  You can click on the image to view the on-line site for the event and to download the paper.

Feb 13 | Meditation Session

Feeling overwhelmed by the start of the semester? Next Tuesday 2/13, 2:00pm-3:30pm, come for a meditation session in 5414. Please confirm attendance by email to services@cunydsc.org

Link to Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1766177000356240/

If you cannot make it to this session but are interested in attending meditation sessions, please also email services@cunydsc.org and specify which time slot would better work for you among the following options:

Tuesday 1:00-2:30pm
Tuesday 1:30-3:00pm
Tuesday 2:00-3:30pm
Tuesday 2:30-4:00pm
Wednesday 1:00-2:30pm
Wednesday 1:30-3:00pm
Wednesday 2:00-3:30pm
Wednesday 2:30-4:00pm

Feb 16 | 2018-2019 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 2018-2019 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…)

Feb 16 | TLC Community Event to Support International Student Instructors

Community Event to Support International Student Instructors

Friday, February 16, 1-3pm

Last Fall, the Teaching and Learning Center conducted a survey of international students at the Graduate Center which revealed that three-quarters feel that the relationship between instructors and students at CUNY is markedly different than in their home country. Nearly two-thirds reported feeling that instructional methods were similarly unfamiliar. Over the past year, TLC staff have sought to better support the more than one thousand GC students who are registered as international students. This programming has included workshops, a focused inquiry group, and the survey mentioned above. (more…)

Deadline Feb 23 | Graduate Center Connect New York Summer Fellowships

Graduate Center Early Research Initiative/Digital Initiatives

Connect New York Fellowships

Application Deadline: Friday, February 23, 3pm

Located in the heart of Manhattan, the Graduate Center has long been a central hub for intellectual and scholarly conversations in New York City. Moreover, it has a long history of fostering and producing scholarly work focused on the city itself, knowledge which draws upon and contributes to the complex communities of New York City and beyond.

In the spirit of this history, the Early Research Initiative in collaboration with the GC Digital Initiatives invites applications for new research fellowships for Summer 2018. These $4,000 fellowships will be offered to Graduate Center Ph.D. students from any program conducting research on New York City and its environs (including, but not limited to: the city’s natural and artificial environments, its architectural landscapes, its infrastructure, city planning, city politics, its prominence as a global and economic hub, the city’s political, cultural, and social histories, its foodways, its flows of population, its communities, its ethnoscapes, soundscapes,  mediascapes, and ideoscapes, and its evolving urban ecosystems). (more…)

Call for applications: 2018-2019 GC Digital Fellows

Review of Applications will begin on February 16, 2018

Based in the GC Digital Scholarship Lab, the GC Digital Fellows Program operates as an in-house think-and-do tank for digital projects, connecting Fellows to digital initiatives throughout The Graduate Center. GC Digital Fellows utilize a team-based approach as they explore creative solutions for projects that can be implemented in a collaborative fashion. In the process, the Program helps build out “The Digital GC” — a vision of the Graduate Center that incorporates technology into its core research and teaching missions.


Deadline Feb 16 | Mellon Humanities Alliance Fellowship for Doctoral Students Interested in Community College Teaching

Deadline: February 16, 2018

Contact: info@cunyhumanitiesalliance.org

The Humanities Alliance is soliciting applications for a unique fellowship opportunity enabling nine (9) doctoral students at the Graduate Center to explore community college pedagogy and possible teaching careers. In addition to actual teaching experience at a community college, Fellows will participate in dedicated teaching and learning workshops designed to help them prepare their courses and examine how community colleges foster innovation that serves the “new majority” of undergraduate students today. (more…)

Due Feb 20 | TLC Graduate Fellowships, 2018-2019

The CUNY Graduate Center’s Teaching and Learning Center invites applications for TLC Fellowships for the 2018-19 academic year. TLC Fellows support CUNY Graduate Center students who are teaching across CUNY by developing and leading workshops and Focused Inquiry Groups, adding to the Teach@CUNY Handbook, consulting with graduate instructors during office hours, and contributing to a range of other projects. During the 2017-18 academic year, TLC fellows worked on projects related to creative assignment design, accessibility, socially conscious pedagogy, open teaching, teaching as an international student, museum pedagogy, approaches to interdisciplinarity, open educational resources, digital pedagogy, and more. In addition to continuing this work, the TLC plans to launch additional programs in 2018-2019 that focus on quantitative and scientific instructional methodologies, working across satellite CUNY campuses, and approaches to undergraduate research. Read more about the Teaching and Learning Center’s work at http://cuny.is/teaching. This is a terrific opportunity to join a team of committed educators who are thinking through what support for graduate student teachers can and should look like, specifically in the context of the nation’s largest, urban, public university.

GC TLC Fellows report to the director of the Teaching and Learning Center, and will work both independently and in collaboration with other TLC fellows, the assistant director, and two post-doctoral fellows. Ideal candidates will be deeply engaged with the City University of New York, and will be experienced college instructors familiar with current pedagogical conversations in the academy. Special consideration will be given to candidates with a proven ability to conceive of and implement original programming that furthers the scholarship of teaching and learning, and a demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary work between the humanities, social sciences and the sciences.

Strong writing, digital, and presentational skills are required, as is current enrollment in a doctoral program at the Graduate Center.

Compensation and Benefits

Total compensation for this fellowship is approximately $28,000. This funding will include a graduate assistant appointment that will carry eligibility to purchase the low-cost NYSHIP health insurance, a stipend, and in-state tuition remission for fellows who are within their first 10 registered semesters of study. Teaching and Learning Center Fellows will be required to work a total of 450 non-teaching hours during the academic year (two 15-week semesters). Fellows are required to attend weekly staff meetings, bi-weekly check-ins with the director, and weekly office hours. This position comes with the possibility of reappointment.

To apply

Please email the following to tlc@gc.cuny.edu as a single pdf named LastName.TLCFellowship.pdf

  • a statement of interest (no more than 1-2 pages)
  • a CV
  • and the names and contact information for two references

Please include “TLC Fellows Application” in the subject line. Applications must be received by 9 am on February 20th to be considered.

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