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Teach@CUNY August Institute

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 tlc@gc.cuny.edu.

April 11 | “Terms of Engagement” Conference

Join us for “Terms of Engagement,” a free and open day-long workshop exploring critical questions about language, truth, and power in our current moment of human and environmental precarity, taking place in the Martin E. Segal Theatre at The Graduate Center, CUNY.

We live in an era of alternative facts where words seem to have lost their meaning and any grounding in material life, a condition that invites sustained consideration of the relationship between language, power, and practice. The concept of “forms of life”—which foregrounds how semantics and behavior are co-constitutive—offers a mode of investigating the entwinement of linguistic and material practices and possibilities. How does the undermining of shared understandings contribute to political projects of domination and oppression? What language might critics of the status quo summon to reach disillusioned and alienated audiences? In what ways might semantic practices preclude or enable the exercise of power? And, how do these dynamics function at the elite level and on the level of the ordinary? (more…)

April 4- 6 | Indigenous/Settler conference

Please join us for the Indigenous/Settler conference, happening April 4-6th 2019 in East Pyne 010, Princeton University.

More details (including paper titles and speaker bios) can be found on the website, here [indigenoussettler.princeton.edu].

Contact email: paiiswg@princeton.edu

Nov 2 | CUNY Women’s Leadership Conference

14th annual CUNY Women’s Leadership Conference, under the leadership of the Council of Presidents’ Women’s Leadership Initiative Committee

Friday, November 2, 2018
8:15 –8:50 am: Registration and Buffet Breakfast
9 am – 3:15 pm: Program
Hunter College/CUNY
68th Street and Lexington Avenue

The goal of this conference is to inspire women students with demonstrated leadership qualities to further develop their skills and realize their potential as leaders.  The conference theme is Rising Together and will replicate the previous format, introducing participants to a comprehensive, full day-long program of speakers and panels, presentations by legislators and participation by representatives of prominent women’s organizations. Confirmed sessions include Breaking Boundaries a panel discussion moderated by Associate Vice Chancellor Andrea Shapiro Davis, featuring four successful women leaders. An interactive workshop titled A Woman’s Worth by Sandie Luna and Debora Balardini. Co-founders of Punto Space, an event & performance space and Nettles Artists Collective will follow. A fifteen minute presentation titled YOU. ARE. ENOUGH. by TED speaker, Shantae J. Edwards will close the program.

Anyone wishing to attend should send Elise Perram <EPerram@gc.cuny.edu> an email with their name, phone number and email address by October 12th.   Space is limited.


April 28 | The Practice of Pedagogy at NYU SCA

The Graduate Student Committee at the NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis is pleased to announce the schedule for this year’s symposium, The Practice of Pedagogy.

The Practice of Pedagogy is a one-day, interdisciplinary symposium bringing together scholars from American Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Critical Indigenous Studies. The discussion will center pedagogical practice and knowledge work in social movements, decolonization, and resistance at the university level. Building on the questions raised by the 2017 American Studies Association conference, “Pedagogies of Dissent,” this symposium will explore the responsibilities of educators who are committed to political and social transformation. This event has been generally cosponsored by the Native Studies Forum at NYU.

10:30: Breakfast

11:00 – 12:30: ASA President Roundtable with Kandice Chuh, Lisa Duggan, and Roderick Ferguson

12:30 – 12:45: NYU Graduate Student Organizing Committee Presentation

12:45 – 1:30: Ethnic Studies, Third World Studies, and Decolonial Pedagogy with Nelson Maldonado-Torres, Nick Mitchell, and Gary Okihiro

1:30 – 3:00: Coffee Break

3:00 – 4:30: Movement Building for Ea: Sovereignty and Life in Hawaii Workshop with Noelani Goodyear-Ka’ōpua

Free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged, but not required. Please RSVP at thepracticeofpedagogy.eventbrite.com[thepracticeofpedagogy.eventbrite.com]

See you all there, and please share widely with your networks.

Invitation to the 2017 CUNY Instructional/Information Technology Conference

TO:                      The CUNY Community
FROM:                 Brian Cohen
RE:                      Invitation to the 2017 CUNY Instructional/Information Technology Conference
DATE:                  November 14, 2017
I am delighted to extend to you and your colleagues this invitation to attend the 16th Annual CUNY IT Conference, which will take place this year on Thursday, November 30 and Friday, December 1 at John Jay College. I hope you will join me in attending. Registration is free for members of the CUNY community and is also critical for gauging capacity. You can find an overview of the Conference, the full program and the keynotes, and the link to registration at www.centerdigitaled.com/events/CUNY-IT-Conference.html
The theme for the conference is “Instructional/Information Technology at CUNY: Opening Access.” Presentations address “access” in its multiple meanings, ranging from economic access to higher education to ADA compliance to open course materials and more. The result is a program rich in thoughtful approaches and useful information.
As with prior conferences, there will also be two keynotes this year. The Thursday afternoon keynote (just before the CUNY Technology Awards) will feature Safiya Umoja Noble of the University of Southern California Annenberg School of Communication, who will address “Navigating the Affordances and Consequences of the Internet for Education.” The mid-day Friday keynote speaker will be Anthony Picciano, from the Graduate Center’s Urban Education Ph.D. program, and author of Online Education Policy and Practice: The Past, Present, and Future of the Digital University. He will reflect on instructional technology at CUNY over the course of his career and its potential in coming decades.
The Conference begins with check-in at 12 pm on November 30, followed by two sets of concurrent presentations, Safiya Umoja Noble’s keynote at 3:30 pm, and the CUNY Technology Awards presentation at 4:30 pm. On December 1, registrants are welcomed with a continental breakfast at 8:30 am, followed by concurrent sessions at 9:30 am, remarks by the Chancellor and keynote by Anthony Picciano at 10:45 am, lunch, two more sets of concurrent sessions, and then the end-of-day drawing for prizes offered up by the vendors.
I look forward to seeing you there!
Brian Cohen


Nov 8 | International Research and Education Forum

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 │ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Sponsored by The Research Foundation of The City University of New York (RFCUNY)
Hosted by The Graduate Center, The City University of New York (CUNY)
365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street, New York City
Proshansky Auditorium, Concourse Level

RSVP here[greenvelope.com].


This will be the first CUNY International Research and Education Forum. The Forum is sponsored and organized by the Office of Award Pre-Proposal Support (APPS), RFCUNY. It brings together CUNY scientists interested in international research (not just in STEM fields, but in all of the social, behavioral and economic sciences ), calling for collaborations beyond the lines of disciplines and nationalities. It provides an opportunity to both showcase world-class research and education at CUNY and to develop and improve existing models of international collaboration. The forum offers a unique opportunity for researchers and faculty to dialogue with and to develop professional relationships with foreign research administrators, ultimately leading to foreign collaborations with great scientific advances.

During the Forum we will highlight important international collaborative efforts that have been undertaken by CUNY researchers. We will explore opportunities for scientific collaborations with foreign science foundations and research councils. The keynote presenter on the future of international scientific research will be Samuel Howerton, Deputy Director of the U.S. National Science Foundation, Office of International Science and Engineering.who will be offering a breakout session  specifically for students doing international research – on how to get external funding for student research. Introduction to Horizon 2020 and European opportunities for US researchers discussed by Viktoria Bodnarova, the Regional Representative of the EURAXESS, North America.

The afternoon breakout sessions provide foreign guests and CUNY faculty an opportunity to get to know each other. Each session is moderated by a CUNY faculty member or Grants Officer and each foreign representative will make a presentation. The presentation will summarize research grants programs in each respective country that CUNY faculty can either submit proposals to or serve as collaborators. Following the foreign representative’s presentation, the group will engage in a dialogue on what types of collaborations are possible for faculty in each respective country. The CUNY moderators will report out and provide a brief summary of the dialogue at a later session.

The Forum is a unique opportunity for faculty to advance their research agendas and provide them with greater impact through international knowledge sharing, strategic collaborations, and targeted partnerships. We look forward to your participation and contribution to the dialogue!

Agenda can be found here.

Oct 27 | Invitation to Pedagogy Day 2017: Cross-Pollinating Research and Teaching

The 8th Annual Pedagogy Day conference with the theme “Cross-Pollinating Teaching and Research” will be held on October 27th, 2017 at The Graduate Center. The morning session will take place in the Segal Theater on the ground floor of The Graduate Center. Lunch and the afternoon session will take place in room 6304.01 of The Graduate Center.

The conference program can be found on the event website: https://psychology.commons.gc.cuny.edu/conference/pedagogy-day-2017/

October 27 | CUNY Women’s Leadership Conference

13th annual CUNY Women’s Leadership Conference, under the leadership of the Council of Presidents’ Women’s Leadership Initiative Committee, and co-sponsored by the New York State Women’s Suffrage Commission
Friday, October 27, 2017
8:15 –8:50 am: Registration and Buffet Breakfast
9 am – 2:45 pm: Program
Hunter College/CUNY
68th Street and Lexington Avenue
The goal of this conference is to inspire women students with demonstrated leadership qualities to further develop their skills and realize their potential as leaders.
The conference theme is Celebrating 100 Years of Suffrage and Strategizing Next Steps for Forward Momentum and will replicate the proven format, introducing participants to a comprehensive program of speakers and panels, presentations by legislators and representatives of prominent women’s organizations. Every year the program agenda is a wonderful mix of illustrious presenters, elected officials, top level CUNY administrators, and representatives of key women’s and community and public affairs organizations. This year’s morning plenary session will feature New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hiochul, Chairperson of the New York State Women’s Suffrage Commission and Melissa De Rosa, Secretary and Top Aide to Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Anyone wishing to attend should send Elise Perram (EPerram@gc.cuny.edu) an email with their name, phone number and email address by October 5th.   Space is limited.


May 5-6 | Fictions of History Critical Theory Conference

The Critical Theory Certificate Program and the Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY invite you to attend “Fictions of History: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Critical Theory.” The conference will take place May 5th-6th, 2017. Stephen Greenblatt will give the Keynote Lecture on May 5th at 6:30, and Mark Anderson, Daniel Kehlmann, and Judith Ryan will be featured in a Keynote Roundtable on W.G. Sebald on May 6th at 3:00.  (more…)

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