CUNY and SUNY are currently making significant investments to support the deployment of Open Educational Resources (OER). OER are texts and other materials that reside in the public domain or that have been released under an intellectual property license that permits repurposing by others, and their use can both save students significant amounts of money as they pursue their degrees and allow faculty to more easily integrate a range of voices and materials into their courses. OER are one significant pillar in a suite of open teaching practices that encourage faculty to explore the empowering benefits of networked, experiential, and active learning pedagogies in their teaching. Though OER have been available for a generation, they are increasingly being collected and bundled with other services via OER repositories such as OpenStax, Lumen Learning, and The Open Textbook Library. (more…)
Generously supported by the Provost’s Office, the GC Digital Research Institute guides an interdisciplinary cohort of graduate students, faculty, and instructional staff as they learn foundational technical skills that can aid–and even extend–their scholarship.
Faculty who have participated in past GCDRIs have told us: “The GC DRI presented hugely valuable tools that I plan to continue to use. I definitely will pass these digital skills to my students.”
Students have commented: “Not only did we learn great digital research tools, but we gained access to a network of people at the GC who are interested and/or have knowledge about digital methods. I learned about the workshops available, the Digital Fellows, and got to know people in other disciplines who made me think about my work in unique ways.”
We look forward to working with a new cohort this January!
Lisa and Matt
The Teaching and Learning Center is pleased to announce that two new Focused Inquiry Groups (FIGs) — “Adapting Museum Pedagogy for the CUNY Classroom” and “Environmental Interdisciplinarity: Water Justice” are accepting applications from Graduate Center students. Click through the link above for a full description of the FIGs and application requirements.
We are also accepting applications for participants in this semester’s “Open Teaching Initiative: Classroom Visit Exchange.”
Applications for each of the above programs are due on October 20th. Selected participants will receive a stipend.
Deadline Aug 15 | Call for Participants: Writing Workshop with Bushra Rehman for CUNY students and staff
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to apply for a free 8-week Writing Workshop with Bushra Rehman: Two Truths and a Lie: Writing Memoir and Autobiographical Fiction.
Application Deadline: Tuesday, August 15th, 2017, 11:59pm.
The Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY in collaboration with the Asian American Writers’ Workshop is pleased to announce a free 8-week course, Bushra Rehman’s Two Truths and a Lie: Writing Memoir and Autobiographical Fiction. The course will teach students the craft of writing memoir, as well as elements of autoethnography – a form of writing the self that locates personal experience within the larger forces of culture and society. Writing exercises and techniques will be used to help explore themes including race, education, caregiving, loss, social inequality and social justice. Every writer will have the opportunity to workshop one original piece. All levels of writers are welcome. (more…)
The Teaching and Learning Center is pleased to invite applications to participate in three Focused Inquiry Groups (FIGs) for the Spring 2017 Semester. Our FIGs will bring together small cadres of Graduate Center students who will collaborate on a research project, with the goal of producing an artifact that will move our community’s engagement with specific pedagogical questions forward. The workload is scoped to between ten and fifteen hours over the remaining of the Spring semester.
Selected participants will work with FIG facilitators on the topics below, and will be paid $200.