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The Teaching and Learning Center invites Graduate Center students who will be teaching as Graduate Teaching Fellows or adjuncts across CUNY campuses to the Teach@CUNY August Institute on Wednesday and Thursday August 14th and 15th from 10am-4pm at the Graduate Center. The Institute is designed to address attendees’ needs as they prepare to teach in the fall semester.
This event will be staffed by TLC Graduate and Post-doctoral fellows, who will facilitate conversations around topics selected by attendees. The event will be structured much like an “unconference,” driven by and responsive to the needs and interests of those who attend.
The Institute will feature spaces to explore the following:
- syllabi and assignment ideas;
- lecture and discussion strategies;
- integrating educational technology and open educational resources into teaching;
- crafting purposeful writing and experiential learning assignments;
- socially conscious and decolonizing approaches in the classroom;
- teaching lab sections or working as a teaching assistant,
- mental health and college instruction;
- time management and grading strategies;
- teaching in your discipline;
- and much more…
Those interested in attending should register here (http://cuny.is/tcuny-august-19), and plan to arrive in Room C415A at the Graduate Center by 10am to kick off each day. Attendees are not expected to attend the full Institute and can come and go as they please, though they are strongly encouraged to attend the opening session so that they can help shape the conversations that will come.
In addition to the August Institute, Graduate Center students may be interested in registering for PDEV 79401 Teaching Strategies, which will meet on Friday morning from 9:30-11:30 this fall. The course is being taught by TLC Director Luke Waltzer, and will extend the conversations launched at this summer’s Teach@CUNY Institutes while giving college teachers space and community with which to reflect upon their work in the classroom.
If you need more information or have any questions, please email email@example.com.
Deadline Sep 30 | Call for CUNY Faculty Applications: Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research
The Center for the Humanities is currently seeking 6 full-time CUNY Faculty Coleaders to participate in the Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research at the CUNY Graduate Center.
What is the Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research?
The Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research is a two-year public humanities initiative generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The seminar, which will run from 2019 – 2022, builds on The Center for the Humanities’ successful past two iterations of the initiative to promote the diverse ways the humanities function in public life as a public good. Bringing together a network of at least 38 faculty, students, adjuncts and art professionals, and–uniquely–civic, cultural, and community partners, the seminar produces and circulates research through public projects, engaged scholarship, and interdisciplinary activities at the City University of New York and in New York City itself.
The Neurolinguistics Lab at the CUNY Graduate Center is currently seeking native English speakers for a study. Our study is interested in whether monolingual English speakers can guess what words in Norwegian mean. The expected time commitment for the study is approximately 2 hours. Participants who meet the inclusion criteria (see attached flyer) and participate will be awarded $25 as compensation for their time. For more information, or to be included in the study, please contact the K. Antolovic or I. Strangmann from the Neurolinguistics Lab at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Michael Stern, an MA student in the Linguistics Program, is looking for Turkish-English bilingual adults to participate in a number of experiments for his thesis project. Eligible participants should have been born and raised in Turkey and arrived to the US at age 17 or later. The experiments involve listening to speech sounds, selecting responses on a Microsoft tablet, and speaking simple words into a microphone in both Turkish and English. The experiments can be completed in one session in under 2 hours, and participants will be compensated for their time.
Please contact Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org if you or anyone you know might be eligible and interested.
The Neurolinguistics Lab at the CUNY Graduate Center is currently seeking native English speakers for a study. Our study is interested in whether monolingual English speakers can guess what Norwegian words mean. Participants will be asked to listen to and read Norwegian words and guess what the word means in English.
The expected time commitment for the study is approximately 2 hours. Participants who meet the inclusion criteria and complete the study will be awarded $25 as compensation for their time.
We are looking for participants that meet the following criteria:
· 18-50 years old
· Native English speaker
· Little to no exposure to other languages
For more information, or to be included in the study, please contact the K. Antolovic or I. Strangmann from the Neurolinguistics Lab at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Graduate Center’s Teaching and Learning Center’s Open Teaching Initiative is pleased to launch the Open Classroom Month. Designed to help prepare and familiarize Graduate Center students with CUNY’s undergraduate classrooms as well as a range of instructional models, Open Classroom Month invites Graduate Center students to visit classes taught by experienced CUNY faculty. Observing how other instructors develop and implement lessons, manage discussions, utilize classroom space and technology, and mix instructional methods can help Graduate Center student instructors evolve as teachers, and, for those just starting out in the classroom, can help demystify college instruction.
Numerous faculty from a variety of CUNY campuses and disciplines have generously agreed to open their classes from March 9th-April 11th. To browse the complete list of open classes, please visit http://cuny.is/open-teaching. You can view Open Classes by campus or by teaching method keyword. Participating instructors have provided a brief description of their teaching practices and what you can expect to experience during the class visit.
We encourage Graduate Center students to visit as many classes and explore as many instructional methods as they can: visit classes both in and outside your discipline; use Open Classroom Month as a way to familiarize yourself with the student body, classrooms and logistics of multiple CUNY campuses, as well as as an opportunity to see instructional methods that you plan to use, already use, are hesitant to incorporate, or that may even be completely new.
To sign-up to visit a class, click the “sign-up to visit” link and use the Doodle Poll scheduler to see all available dates and times. Please be certain that any sessions you select fit your schedule, including commute time to campus and navigating the classroom. The day before you visit the class, please send the instructor a brief email to let them know you’ll attend.
You will need to sign-in at the front desk of each campus using your Graduate Center ID card, so please budget time to do so. Make sure that you’re able to arrive at least five minutes early to the course, and, if you can, introduce yourself to the instructor. Participating faculty have generously opened three spaces/visit in each class session, so be sure to sign-up as soon as possible and/or remove yourself from the sign-up if your schedule changes. The Teaching and Learning Center will notify each instructor to expect your visit. Maps to each CUNY senior campus can be found here.
Thank you for your interest in Open Teaching Month, and we sincerely hope you’ll be able to take advantage of this opportunity!
Due Mar 22 | Request for proposals – Lead Project Scholar, Walking Tour of African American History in Lower Manhattan
Opening Date: February 18, 2019
Closing Date: March 22, 2019
The Tenement Museum (TM), in partnership with the National Park Service, seeks proposals from qualified historical research and museum interpretation consultants to design and develop a walking tour of African American history in Lower Manhattan.
Each year, 14,000+ people explore the Lower East Side on walking tours led by TM educators. These tours share site-specific histories of individuals, families, and communities navigating a dynamic urban environment, inviting guests to examine how personal and cultural identity shape communities and to re-examine ideas of historical significance and neighborhood change. (more…)
Deadline Mar 11 | Apply to Participate in the TLC’s Socially Conscious Pedagogy Focused Inquiry Group
2019 Socially Conscious Pedagogy Focused Inquiry Group
Are you interested in pedagogies that address a variety of oppressive and marginalizing forces in the university classroom? Participants in the Teaching and Learning Center’s 2019 Developing a Socially Conscious Pedagogy Focused Inquiry Group will build on previous SCP work by researching, reading, discussing and writing about higher education pedagogies that are self-reflexive, responsive and subversive of hegemonic social and educational practices. Expanding on work around educator positionality, this group will examine academic and non-academic texts with the goal of co-creating a “self-care tool kit” for Graduate Center students teaching at CUNY. We will gather, curate and reflect on tools and strategies (intellectual, emotional, spiritual and logistical) used by college educators to empower and sustain their teaching practice as educators of color and/or for students of color.
Participants will be asked to attend a total of 6 meetings between the beginning of April and the end of June (bi-weekly) in which we will first research, read and discuss texts that center the voices and experiences of educators and students of color. We will then meet in June for two working sessions in which we will co-create a toolkit.
To submit an application for this Focused Inquiry Group, please include a CV and respond to the following prompt in approximately 3-500 words:
How does your positionality (or positionalities) in the classroom inform how you design your courses? What elements of your identity and personal history show up in your pedagogical practices?
Participants must be able to meet on a Monday or Tuesday, commit to 6 one-hour long sessions, and contribute writing to a common deliverable (the toolkit). Selected participants will receive a $500 stipend. Selections will be determined based on the clarity of the connection between positionality and teaching practice, as well as to ensure that there is a diversity of disciplines and/or lenses represented.
Deadline for submissions is Monday, March 11th by 6pm via an email to email@example.com.
If you have further questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline Jan 14 | Call for CUNY students & alumni: The Moth Storytelling Workshop & StorySLAM on Caregiving at CUNY
Call for Participants: The Moth Storytelling Workshop 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.
Workshop Details: February 9th, 2019, 10:00 AM—3:30PM, with StorySLAM from 4:00—5:30PM
Location: The City College Center for Worker Education, CUNY: 25 Broadway, 7th floor
Workshop cap: 15 participants
Eligibility: CUNY students or alumni who are family or paid caregivers for the elderly, ill, or disabled and who are looking to write about the care relationship, the labor involved, and/or its impact on their life, school, work, and other care responsibilities.
Application Deadline: Monday, January 14, 2019.
How to Apply: please click here to fill out this google application form.
For further questions, please contact Kathlene McDonald: email@example.com
About The Labor of Care Archive: Caregiver Narratives from CUNY and its Communities: This project works closely with labor and arts-based community partners to create, showcase, and archive personal narratives by and about family caregivers who tend the elderly, ill, and disabled while working and/or going to school at CUNY, as well as oral history narratives from home health workers in the New York City area, many of who are CUNY students themselves and who often work in partnership with family caregivers.
About the Moth College Program: The Moth College Program brings workshops and StorySLAMs to campuses across the country. Workshops build a sense of community across diverse social groups and subject disciplines and create a new way for students to consider themselves and the world around them. Our goal is to help students strengthen the skills necessary to succeed in college, develop reflection and perspective on their life, build bonds of community in the often isolating college years, and forge a path toward a lifelong involvement in and appreciation of storytelling.
About the Center for the Humanities The Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY encourages collaborative and creative work in the humanities at CUNY and across the city through seminars, publications, and public events. Free and open to the public, our programs aim to inspire sustained, engaged conversation and to forge an open and diverse intellectual community.
For further questions, please contact Kathlene McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org
Calling for applicants for our forthcoming National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute, “Privilege and Prejudice: Jewish History in the American South ” – to be held from May 27-June 7, 2019, at the College of Charleston. We are particularly seeking faculty and graduate students of southern history and literature, Jewish studies, ethnic studies, religious studies, public history, and museum studies.
Led by scholarly experts from across the nation, this seminar aims to revise our understanding of the entwined histories of the American South and its Jewish inhabitants, demonstrating the region’s cosmopolitan past and its relationship to both diversity and discrimination. The institute will prepare college and university teachers of southern or American history to incorporate Jewish history into their courses, expose Jewish studies scholars to the geographic range of American Jewish history, and encourage public historians to showcase cultural, ethnic, and religious groups in their local settings.
Each participant will receive a stipend of $2,100 for the two-week institute to help cover travel, housing, meals, and other expenses.
For more information, please see the attached flyer, or visit our website https://jewishsouthsummer.cofc.edu/ [jewishsouthsummer.cofc.edu]