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Sep 26 | TLC Workshop: Expanding Your Pedagogical Toolkit

Expanding Your Pedagogical Toolkit
Wednesday, September 26, 4:00pm-6:00pm

Graduate Center, Room 6496

Looking for new and creative instructional practices to enliven your classroom? Interested in learning new ways to structure your students’ engagement with course materials?

Energetic class discussions and meaningful activities help connect emerging thinking to the reading students are doing. A supportive classroom community can reduce anxiety about learning, and create space for reflection and intellectual engagement. These are essential components for courses that we wish to resonate well-past the final exam. The goal of this workshop is to help build and expand your pedagogical toolkit with a range of activities that assist in facilitating these kinds of experiences in our classrooms.

We will look at a collection of classroom activities with a variety of pedagogical goals, and discuss their use and potential across disciplines. Participants will leave with specific classroom activities, along with ideas about how to incorporate them into their teaching.

Please register at http://cuny.is/tlc-registration

Please click here for the Fall 2018 TLC workshop plan.

Human Research Protection Workshops – Fall 2018

GC Digital Initiatives September Workshops and Events

Workshop: “Digital Academic Identity and WordPress I”
Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 – 6:30 – 8:30pm

The purpose of this workshop is to help you establish a digital academic identity while becoming familiar with the WordPress platform. We will focus on utilizing the CUNY Academic Commons, helping you establish your digital CV, a blog, or both. We will focus on organization and design, including theme editing, managing content, custom menus and image use. We recommend that attendees come prepared with their CV (digital format preferred) and / or a blog idea or sample blog post. If you are not already a member of the CUNY Academic Commons, we recommend that you sign up before the workshop.

Register HERE


Workshop: “Lexicon of DH”
 Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 – 6:30 – 8:30pm

With the remarkable array of digital tools available, it can be difficult to determine which ones you’ll really need, particularly when you’re in the research stage. Perhaps you only vaguely understand what “digital humanities” is. This workshop will give an overview of digital humanities methods and will address how you find the tools for you. We’ll discuss the genres and lexicon of DH from text analysis to geospatial mapping and review some of the many online resource directories and resources at The Graduate Center. Feel free to come with your project ideas and questions.

Register HERE


Workshop: “Introduction to Programming with Python”
Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 – 6:30 – 8:30pm

Python is a programming language that can be used for a wide range of tasks, including collecting and analyzing data in a variety of formats, building web applications, and much more. It is an extremely popular programming language for academic researchers because of its flexibility and adaptability. In this workshop, we will learn the basic of working with the Python programming language. This workshop is designed for Python beginners; a prior knowledge of programming is not required.

Register HERE



Faculty Job Search Workshops

Fall is upon us and the academic job market is in full swing. We are pleased to offer the following series of workshops to support our students as they begin their searches for faculty positions and postdocs.  Please forward the information below to interested students.


Jenny Furlong, Director, Office of Career Planning & Professional Development
Luke Waltzer, Director, Teaching & Learning Center

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Grad Center Library Workshops – please come, and please RSVP!

Hello Students,

See below for upcoming Library workshops. RSVP is recommended but not required! Click on the workshop title to go to the registration page, or see all the events in one list at bit.ly/meetyourlibrary.


Welcome to the Library!

Jump-start your library research with pointers from the GC librarians. Learn how to use the library website; develop effective search queries; access electronic resources on or off campus; determine the best database for your research; and find archival and primary sources. Plus, learn the basics of citation management.

Tuesday 8/28 4:30–6:00 pm

Tuesday 9/4 2:30–4:00 pm

Wednesday 9/12 2:30–4:00 pm

Thursday 10/11 6:30–8:00 pm


Zotero on Your Laptop

Learn how to use this excellent, open-source citation management software. We’ll teach you how to install Zotero on your laptop; sign up for a Zotero account; add citations to your account; and create a bibliography.

Thursday 8/30 6:30–8:00 pm

Wednesday 9/5 1:00–2:30 pm

Tuesday 9/25 6:30–8:00 pm

Tuesday 10/16 1:00–2:30 pm

Wednesday 11/7 2:30–4:00 pm


Research for MALS Students

Take your research to the next level: graduate level. We’ll cover choosing a topic, searching for and evaluating sources, and formatting your work.

Tuesday 9/4 6:30–8:00 pm

Tuesday 9/11 6:30–8:00 pm


Fake Journals and Conferences: What to Know About the Faux

You’re understandably eager to publish your work in journals and present at conferences. But not all scholarly outlets are created equal—or even really created to disseminate peer-reviewed research. Fake or predatory journals and conferences exist for the sole purpose of profit, and frequently lie about their peer review practices and engage in other forms of deceit. Come learn how to spot these bad actors, and how to critically evaluate any journal or conference before submitting a paper or proposal.

Thursday 9/27 2:30–4:00 pm

Monday 11/12 1:30–3:00 pm


Advanced Zotero: Drop-in Sessions (no registration necessary)

Stump the Librarians! On the first Thursday of the month, walk on in to the Library Lounge on the second floor with your head-scratching citation questions. See what the experts can come up with.

Thursday 10/4

Thursday 11/1

Thursday 12/6

all sessions 1:00–3:00 pm


For more information, visit the library website or the library blog.

Fall 2018 Professional Development Seminars

Fall 2018 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. (more…)

April 26 | Statistics with R for Language Researchers Workshop

Statistics with R for Language Researchers Workshop

A 2 session workshop for statistical analysis using R by Christen N Madsen II (Linguistics) and Kalina Gjicali (Educational Psychology) from the Quantitative Research Consulting Center. The workshop is hand-on using data and examples from language studies.

All are welcome! The examples will be targeted towards language research but the code and stats covered are applicable in most fields. Space is limited. Register early.

Register @ https://goo.gl/forms/JxhcqVKz14xSb2r22[goo.gl] or Email qrcc@gc.cuny.edu
Session I – Thu 26 April
Skylight 9100

R, Data Exploration, & Fundamental Statistics

  • Fundamentals of R refresher
  • Data exploration
  • Basic Statistics

Session II – Thu 3 May

Mixed-effects modeling

  • Fixed v. Random effects
  • Model assumptions
  • Model selection
  • Model Interpretation


April 19 | Writing for the Public: An Op-Ed Workshop

The Futures Initiative is pleased to invite you to “Writing for the Public: An Op-Ed Workshop this Thursday, April 19, 12:00pm-2:00pm (The Graduate Center, CUNY; Room 9207). Space is limited, so please RSVP if you plan to attend.

This hands-on workshop will be led by Tanya Domi, Director of Media Relations at the Graduate Center. She will share strategies for getting your ideas published in mainstream media outlets, including the nuts-and-bolts of getting started with op-eds, letters to the editor, and more. Please see the attached flyer for a full event description.

You can also read this blog post on “Speaking with power — as a public good,” authored by Katina Rogers, Director of Programs and Administration at the Futures Initiative, which explores the motives behind this op-ed workshop.

For questions, please contact Frances Tran, Postdoctoral Fellow and Interim Associate Director of the Futures Initiative, at ftran@gc.cuny.edu.


Mar 28 | ESL for Scientists Writing Workshop

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

CUNY Graduate Center, room 4102 (Science Center)

This event was rescheduled from earlier in the month due to poor weather conditions. 

Come to our ESL for Scientists Workshop!

We will address:

  • Common writing questions for non-native English speakers
  • Resources
  • Grammar and sentence structure

You’re welcome to bring writing that you’re working on!

This event is co-Sponsored by the Office of Career Planning and Professional Development and the Quantitative Research Consulting Center.

Please RSVP

If planning to attend the event, please register using our 2017-18 Event Registration Form.


Mar 22 | Teaching with Short Documentaries

Thursday, March 22 | 4:15-6:15 | Room 5383

With Sara Vogel (Urban Education) and José Luis Orbegozo (CUNY TV)

Many instructors use documentary media in their classes. Documentaries can provide additional perspectives, offer students the chance to engage with audio-visual texts, and cultivate their media literacy. However, the choice to incorporate multimedia can present both logistical and pedagogical challenges—including how to identify relevant and thought-provoking content, and how to integrate it meaningfully into the course schedule and curriculum.

In this workshop, jointly sponsored by the Graduate Center’s Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate program and the Teaching and Learning Center, we will explore strategies for incorporating and scaffolding readings and assignments around short documentaries produced within the CUNY community, about communities central to CUNY’s identity and mission. In particular, we will focus on two CUNY-produced web series: Urban Education Ph.D. Student Sara Vogel’s, “Teaching Bilinguals (Even If You’re Not One!),” and CUNY TV Producer José Luis Orbegozo’s “Short Docs.” After hearing from the producers about the goals of each series and their relevance to a variety of disciplinary contexts, in the second half of the workshop, participants will explore approaches and activities they might use to amplify short documentaries’ impact in their classrooms.

Please register at https://goo.gl/forms/dVxD1QThS7Y7STlI3

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