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Cathy Davidson’s Keynote at X International Seminar

  Futures Initiative Director Cathy Davidson was one of the keynote speakers for the UNESCO Chair in Education and Technology for Social Change X International Seminar was held at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya in Barcelona, December 1-2, 2014. Cathy Davidson’s talk was entitled “Changing Higher Education from the Classroom Up,” and it is now available to watch online here. The […]

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Civic Institute Interview

Now appearing on the Civic Institute’s website is Jan Gmurczyk’s interview with Cathy Davidson about learning how to learn and collaboration within education. They also discuss how to use technology for education, and why equality is such an important concern. The article is in Polish, read it here.    

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New analysis: “CUNY schools serve a student population as diverse as NYC —sometimes more so”

CUNY Sociodemographics Map of New York City: Part I – Race and Ethnicity CUNY schools serve a student population as diverse as NYC itself—and sometimes more so. New analysis by Michael Dorsch, Futures Initiative Fellow and Doctoral Student, Earth and Environmental Sciences, The Graduate Center, City University of New York The Futures Initiative, a […]

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Cathy Davidson, Futures Initiative Director, Quoted in Politico Article

Cathy Davidson, Futures Initiative Director and Distinguished Professor at the Graduate Center, is featured in a Politico article out today. “No profit left behind” by Stephanie Simon investigates the British publishing giant Pearson, and how it has an enormous influence on US education via its textbooks and testing materials. “The line between profit and profiteering […]

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What Are We Missing in Higher Ed and How Can We Change It–Today?: Podcast

Bonni Stachoiwiak did a great job interviewing me and editing this podcast on “Teaching in Higher Ed,” “How To See What We’re Missing in Higher Ed“: Follow here on Twitter:  Bonni Stachowiak @bonni208:  Thanks so much, Bonni.  It was great talking to you–and I love your blog and podcasts. “How to see what we’ve been missing […]

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CUNY Professor Featured in NYTimes Article on Community College Teaching

LaGuardia Community College Professor Eduardo Vianna is featured in “Raising Ambitions: The Challenge in Teaching at Community Colleges,” an illuminating New York Times article by Ginia Bellafante. Vianna’s research and teaching methods, which concentrate on peer learning and student engagement, are very much aligned with the Futures Initiative’s goals. His work has had remarkable results: […]

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New Report on CUNY Alumni Economic Impact

A new report from the CUNY Office of Institutional Research and Assessment highlights the considerable economic impact of CUNY alumni in New York. Most CUNY alumni remain in New York after graduation, and given that 1.3 million students have earned CUNY degrees since 1966-67, their overall contribution to the state’s workforce is astonishing. In addition, […]

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