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Call for Contributors to Visible Pedagogy, 2019-2020

The Graduate Center’s Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) seeks contributors to its blog, Visible Pedagogy for academic year 2019-2020. Contributing writers will craft a series of posts over the course of the Fall semester on a topic they define, and Guest Editors will curate a series on a topic of their choice with writers they recruit.

The choice of topic is open, but the proposed series of posts should be linked by a unifying theme or rationale. For instance, new instructors might reflect on the challenges of teaching for the first time, while more experienced ones might think more deeply about a particular aspect of pedagogy, including methods, approaches, or technologies. Writers may also consider a particular question or challenge within higher education to explore in relation to their classroom practices. Applicants are encouraged to look at the past series of topics covered by our contributing writers, as well as this recent post by the editor.

Authors must be interested writing for a general audience in higher education and be willing to engage with the TLC Staff in the editorial process. Basic familiarity with Google docs and WordPress is preferred. Selected writers and editors will be asked to meet with TLC Director, Luke Waltzer, and Visible Pedagogy Editor, Kaitlin Mondello, at the start of the fall.

Interested applicants should email the materials below to Visible Pedagogy Editor Kaitlin Mondello at tlc@gc.cuny.edu by Monday, June 17. Posting will begin in September.

Application procedures for the two programs are below.

 

  1. Contributing Writers

Selected writers will commit to writing, revising, and publishing 3 blog posts of approximately 500-750 words for the Fall 2019 semester.

Please email a merged pdf or Word doc. with the following materials:

  • a 250-500 word description of your proposed series of posts, its rationale, and your reasons for wanting to write it
  • a sample of your non-or-para academic writing (preferably, a previous blog post or other public-facing writing on a digital platform), not to exceed 1500 words
  • CV
  1. Guest Editors Series

To apply as a guest editor, you should follow the same guidelines above for contributing writers, including proposing a series of related posts around a specific topic, BUT rather than author all the posts yourself, you will recruit three other writers to write one post each on your topic. These writers must meet the same eligibility requirements as other contributing writers. You will be responsible for writing your own introductory post to the series and to work with the other three writers on their posts for continuity and quality. Groups of more than four will be considered if there is a desire to co-edit or co-author.

The VP editor and TLC staff will work closely with the Guest Editors and their contributing writers. Editors and writers may be from the same department, but interdisciplinary perspectives are welcomed. Guest editors should secure commitments and topics from their contributing writers PRIOR to submitting the application to the TLC. Please include the names, disciplines, and topics for each contributing writer in your application for a Guest Editor series.

This program is modeled on proposing a conference panel or guest editing a special edition of a journal, and is designed to give graduate students additional experience and practice with these forms, as well as to examine a single topic from multiple perspectives.

Criteria for Selection

All applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • The clarity, creativity, and feasibility of the proposed series
  • The style and quality of the writing
  • The originality of the viewpoint(s) being represented
  • The role of the proposed series in the balance of perspectives and disciplines on the blog

To qualify, all applicants must be enrolled at the Graduate Center during the Fall 2019 semester. This opportunity is open to both Doctoral and Masters students.

Compensation

Contributing writers and guest editors will be paid an honoraria to be determined before the start of the fall semester. All funds will be disbursed as a lump sum as financial aid.

About VP

Visible Pedagogy is a blog dedicated to advancing and expanding conversations about teaching and learning at CUNY, edited by the staff of the Teaching & Learning Center at The Graduate Center, and collaboratively authored by CUNY faculty, staff, and students.

We are interested in both the theory and practice of teaching and learning. Our Reflective Practice series brings these ideas together as CUNY instructors reflect critically on ideas, issues, or challenges they’ve encountered in their teaching careers and their classrooms.

 

Summer 2019 Writing Services

Stay on top of your summer writing projects with GC Writing Services! Spread the word to your friends, classmates, and chartered orgs!

We offer 45-minute writing consultations in room 3300.10 to help you figure out where your academic drafts need to go next in the revision process. To make an appointment, or for more information, click here.

Join us for our Write Now meetups ​in room 3312 on May 29-31, 11am-4pm. (Think of these as an end-of semester writing marathon, your chance to beat the incomplete or to get a good chunk of summer writing done early.) Sign up here.

Come to our time management workshop in room 3312 on June 17, 11am-1pm. Sign up here​.

Drop into our companionable writing groups, held June 3-July 31 in room 3312. We’ll be meeting on Mondays and Wednesdays, 2-4pm, and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-12noon. Feel free to come to as many sessions as you like, or to just one. More info is here.

We are offering several options for remote writing accountability groups for students working on ongoing projects in June and July. For more information and to sign up, click here.​

Email writinghelp@gc.cuny.edu with questions.

*To join our new Writing Services email list, click here, fill out the form, and check the “Writing Services” box at the bottom.*

May 23 | Workshop: Preparing for your Faculty Job Search

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Graduate Center, room 9204

Are you planning to go on the job market this fall? It’s never too soon to start preparing for your job search. In this workshop session, we will discuss how to use the summer to best prepare yourself for the academic job market. We’ll talk about:

  • Setting a time table for your search;
  • Job documents such as CVs, cover letters, and writing samples;
  • Where to find information about position openings;
  • What you might expect from the interview process;
  • How you can best position yourself for opportunities.

Please fill out our event registration form to let us know you’re coming.

Due May 30 | CfP – Limits of Cinema / Cinema Limited?

University of Pittsburgh
Film and Media Studies Graduate Conference CFP
Limits of Cinema / Cinema Limited?
September 27-28, 2019
Keynote: Jeffrey Sconce (Northwestern University)

The cinematic medium has been historically shaped through several negotiations with its own limits and those imposed on it. Regulatory scrutiny of the moving image began as early as the peepshows of the Kinetoscope parlors. Formal censorship was soon implemented in many countries as a legal infrastructure serving in the moral guidance of youth and other demographics deemed vulnerable to irresponsible depictions of crimes and sex, as well as political propaganda. Continue reading Due May 30 | CfP – Limits of Cinema / Cinema Limited?

May 22 | TLC Grading Social

Wednesday May 22, Room 3317, 1-5pm

Dear GC Community,

It’s the time of the semester where students’ final work is piling up as we’re rushing to finish our own projects. For Graduate Center student instructors, grading student work at the end of the term can be overwhelming, lonely, and—even in successful courses—frustrating.

The Teaching and Learning Center is here to offer support. Join us on Wednesday, May 22nd from 1-5pm in room 3317 for our “Grading Social.” We will provide coffee, sweets, and camaraderie as instructors work through stacks of papers, blue books, blog posts, etc. Need a second or third eye on a assignment? We can provide those too.

QRCC Summer 2019 announcement

The Quantitative Research Consulting Center (QRCC) (https://www.gc.cuny.edu/About-the-GC/Provost-s-Office/QRCC/index) provides students, post-docs, and faculty greater resources for statistical support in quantitative and empirical research. The QRCC provides support for researchers at any stage of research in four main areas: (1) project/research planning, (2) statistical data analysis, (3) statistical software programming, and (4) writing.

The QRCC center is located in 3204.04 and has new appointment slots for the summer during June & July!

May 16 | Workshop: Communicating Your Research

Communicating Your Research: A Talk by Kyle Marian

Thursday, May 16, 2019, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Graduate Center, Room 9204

How is laughter a symptom of connection, and how can academics use it strategically for impactful communication? When communicating your research, there are plenty of methods and media that allow you to connect your message to your target audience (whether they are the general public, policymakers, patients, or stakeholders). Each form has its strengths and its weaknesses and in this introductory talk, science communicator Kyle Marian will share why the art of comedy is a powerful tool for connecting with diverse target audiences, and the lessons academics and researchers can take from a comedian’s work to apply to what they do.

Sponsored by the CUNY Central Office Career Success – Workforce Development Initiative

Please RSVP

Please fill out our event registration form to let us know you’re coming.

About Our Speaker

Kyle Marian is a science communicator & former physical anthropologist, now focusing her work on multimedia and performance science communication/public outreach. She has performed in and produced public lectures, general science podcasting, science blogging, talk radio, and provided workshops training speakers for public events such as TEDx and comedy storytelling. She produces a monthly stand-up show called The Symposium: Academic Stand-Up featuring academics & researchers she’s trained to translate their obscure research & work life into comedy for wider audiences. She is also the social media manager for Guerilla Science, an international organization bringing science to new audiences in unexpected ways. She has a passion for using comedy in science communication and has recently been training with the Upright Citizens’ Brigade to hone her improv and writing skills. Internationally, she’s performed academic stand-up comedy through the UK’s Bright Club community, even taking the BBC stage during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2015.

 

May 23 | Improve Your Research Communication Skills: A Workshop with Kyle Marian

Improve Your Research Communication Skills: A Workshop with Kyle Marian

Thursday, May 23, 2019, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Graduate Center, room 9207

In this hands-on workshop, science communicator and comedian Kyle Marian will walk you through the process of creating academic-inspired comedy about your research and work life. In the process, you’ll learn the tools you need to become a stronger, strategic communicator no matter who your audience is. This workshop is ideal for folks who suffer from stage fright, are self-professed introverts, or just want to stretch their communication muscles in a new way. Even if you think you’re not funny, you’ll walk away with a new tool to engage different audiences with your work. During this workshop, we’ll break down the concept and equation of comedic communication, work on interpreting your research into stand-up, perform exercises to translate the same research ideas to different audiences, and get personalized feedback you can directly apply to your field engagement. Participants should bring a writing utensil and a notebook or paper.

Sponsored by the CUNY Central Office Career Success – Workforce Development Initiative

Please RSVP

Please fill out our event registration form to let us know you’re coming.

About Our Speaker

Kyle Marian is a science communicator & former physical anthropologist, now focusing her work on multimedia and performance science communication/public outreach. She has performed in and produced public lectures, general science podcasting, science blogging, talk radio, and provided workshops training speakers for public events such as TEDx and comedy storytelling. She produces a monthly stand-up show called The Symposium: Academic Stand-Up featuring academics & researchers she’s trained to translate their obscure research & work life into comedy for wider audiences. She is also the social media manager for Guerilla Science, an international organization bringing science to new audiences in unexpected ways. She has a passion for using comedy in science communication and has recently been training with the Upright Citizens’ Brigade to hone her improv and writing skills. Internationally, she’s performed academic stand-up comedy through the UK’s Bright Club community, even taking the BBC stage during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2015.