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“Introduction to Narrative”: A Collaborative, Experimental Intellectual Adventure

“This course should be undertaken as an experimental, collaborative, and hopefully thrilling intellectual adventure into the processes of meaning-making in our lives,” my syllabus advised students at the beginning of the spring 2015 semester. This past semester I taught 23 Queens College students in “Introduction to Narrative,” a course taken primarily by non-humanities majors in […]

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Upcoming Intellectual Publics Event with Saidiya Hartman and Ann Cvetkovich

Hi all, Just wanted to post about an upcoming event hosted by the new Intellectual Publics initiative, which promises to be outstanding. Ann Cvetkovich’s Depression, like Eve Sedgwick’s A Dialogue on Love, was, for me, a crucial guide for navigating the emotional impasses and obstacles of graduate education and intellectual life–a much needed alternative perspective to Gregory Colon Semenza’s Graduate […]

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1982 Interview with CUNY Chancellor Joseph S. Murray

Listen to former CUNY Chancellor Joseph S. Murray defend the policy of Open Admissions at CUNY. It’s so brilliant. When asked skeptically about the quality of the students that it would allow to have access to college, he responds: “Harvard took, after all, for three hundred years, the rather dull sons of the very rich and […]

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Upcoming NYU Digital Humanities Events

Read the full post here. Post by Jennifer Vinnopal to NYCDH:  Hi, everyone, NYU has three fantastic public events coming up that will be of interest to this community. Note: These events are open to the public; registration is not required. All workshops will be held in Bobst Library’s Avery Fisher Center. Attendees without an […]

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3/10 Student-Centered Pedagogy Class Recap

Mapping the Futures of Higher Education Session Plan – March 10 – Student-Centered Pedagogy 415-615 pm Room 9206; Livestreamed at   Group 2: Student-Centered Pedagogy Michelle Gabay (Kingsborough) Developmental English Danica Savonick (Queens) English Hallie Scott (Brooklyn), Art History    A workshop for innovative classroom practices focusing on collaboration, crowdsourcing, and experiential learning. What […]

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A Course You’ve Never Heard Of (Or, Why Higher Ed Should Be Free)

Adapted from a post entitled “A Course You’ve Never Heard Of” on the HASTAC forum, “Best Teaching Moments.”   I value interdisciplinary classes like “Mapping the Futures of Higher Education,” because they prompt reflections on my own disciplinary and intellectual investments–my situatedness within academia. Sometimes it’s hard to see the parameters of your own discipline–its […]

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Investing in CUNY Community College Students

From The Chronicle of Higher Ed February 26, 2015 Program’s Extra Support for Community-College Students Is Paying Off By Katherine Mangan “A program at City University of New York that surrounds full-time students with intensive financial, academic, and career support has nearly doubled the three-year graduation rate for community-college students who start out in remedial […]

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CUNY GC Trance Conference March 5-6

Join us at the Graduate Center on March 5th and 6th for panels, conversations, performances, and workshops at Trance: the 2015 CUNY Graduate Center ESA Conference. Trance not only challenges Enlightenment models of knowledge production, but also forces us to navigate extra-linguistic experience, thus challenging language as epistemological ground. Questions abound: is trance out-of-body or […]

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