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Open Teaching Initiative: Class Visit Exchange

The Open Teaching Initiative: Class Visit Exchange

The Graduate Center’s Teaching and Learning Center’s Open Teaching Initiative (OTI) fosters cross-disciplinary dialogues about teaching among Graduate Center student instructors. In the Fall, the OTI offers the Class Visit Exchange which pairs Graduate Center student instructors for reciprocal classroom visits and conversations about teaching. In the Spring, experienced instructors will open their classrooms to other GC instructors.

Below please find the call for the Class Visit Exchange.

Class Visit Exchange

The Teaching and Learning Center invites Graduate Center students currently teaching at CUNY to participate in the Open Teaching Initiative: Class Visit Exchange. The Class Visit Exchange pairs GC student instructors who are interested in exploring and discussing instructional methods for a reciprocal classroom visit with another GC student. Observing how other instructors develop and implement lessons, manage discussions, utilize classroom space and technology, and mix instructional methods can be inspiring and help an instructor learn new pedagogical approaches, and the OTI provides a forum to build cross-disciplinary pedagogical exchange among GC instructors while offering instructors an opportunity to strengthen their teaching community as well as discuss the advantages and challenges of various methods within the CUNY Classroom.

The TLC will select and pair applicants in order to expose GC students to new teaching practices and methodologies. The pairs will participate in a reciprocal classroom visit and then attend a lunch hosted by the TLC to discuss their experience and, more broadly, teaching.

Applicant Qualifications
All Graduate Center students in good standing and currently teaching at CUNY during the Fall 2018 semester are eligible to apply to participate in the Class Visit Exchange.

Participants must be able to open their classroom and visit their partner’s class between Nov. 1st-Nov. 22nd.

Sign-up
To apply to participate in the Class Visit Exchange, please complete this form no later than October 18.

https://goo.gl/forms/GvpxpsfSxTl3lEvx2

Contact
Questions about the fellowship or the application process should be directed to Luke Waltzer, Director of the Teaching and Learning Center (lwaltzer@gc.cuny.edu) and Avra Spector, TLC Fellow (avra.spector@gmail.com).

Call for Objects! Call for GC Student Assistants!

Call for Objects!

Tue, Oct 16, 2018 – Wed, Oct 17, 2018,
12:00 PM – 06:00 PM
The James Gallery and The Object Library, The Graduate Center, CUNY

On the first floor of The Graduate Center, our newly designed Object Library offers both material objects and books as starting points for knowledge. Somewhere between a traditional library and a sculpture gallery, this new space will display selected objects alongside curated books on core research themes. The visitor will be able to sample scientific knowledge and the latest thinking in the humanities in a relaxed environment with a focus on material culture. Continue reading Call for Objects! Call for GC Student Assistants!

CUNY Graduate Students: Paid research opportunity with The CUNY Institute for State & Local Governance (ISLG) APPLY ASAP

The CUNY Institute for State & Local Governance (ISLG) is seeking enrolled CUNY graduate students to aid in research for The Volcker Alliance’s Truth and Integrity in State Budgeting report.

The project will run from September 2018 to the end of April 2019, during which the chosen student(s) will be asked to provide deep research into the workings of various state’s budgets and the processes which craft them. Students will be asked to utilize multiple sources to obtain desired information, as well as articulate their findings in a manner that a general audience would understand. Students should be able to commit to working at ISLG’s Manhattan office for at least one hour each week, as well as completing assigned work by defined deadlines.

This is a paid position and a wonderful opportunity for anyone with an interest in and desire to learn more about the minutia and nuance of state budgets and government functions. ISLG will provide workshops to both train the student(s) for the project and provide a robust learning experience in local government.

Students will be paid a stipend of $6,000 total for the academic year, disbursed in equal payments over the course of the year. Payments are contingent on approval by ISLG project supervisors of the work produced.

Student Eligibility Criteria

  • Currently enrolled, full-time CUNY graduate student (Master’s or PhD level)
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • At least one faculty referral
  • Available to come in for at least one-hour a week over the course of the Fall and Spring semesters and for additional workshops
  • Possess the self-motivation to work from home, when needed, and complete work by deadlines
  • Proper work authorization required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

To apply, click here: https://cunySUD.formstack.com/forms/islggradprojectapplication

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but preference will be given to those submitted in mid-September. In-person interviews will commence shortly after submission. Training for the accepted students will begin in late September.

For questions on the project, please reach out to Taylor Swabb at Taylor.Swabb@islg.cuny.edu.

Best,

The CUNY ISLG team

Sep 28 | Call for Participants: The Moth Storytelling Workshop on Caregiving at CUNY

Application Deadline: Friday, September 28, 2018, 11:59pm.

The Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY in collaboration with The Moth College Program, is pleased to announce a storytelling workshop for CUNY students who are family or paid caregivers for the elderly, ill, or disabled and who are looking to tell their stories of juggling work, family, school, and caregiving obligations. This workshop is organized by Kathlene McDonald as part of “The Labor of Care Archive: Caregiver Narratives from CUNY and its Communities” Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research.

Over the course of two days, participants will learn principles of Moth storytelling, brainstorm stories of their own, and share those stories with one another. They will learn the secrets of great storytelling, find the story they want to tell, and connect with peers. At the end of the workshop, participants will celebrate with a StorySLAM—a chance to share the stories they have been working on with peers, friends, and The Moth fans.     Continue reading Sep 28 | Call for Participants: The Moth Storytelling Workshop on Caregiving at CUNY

Extended deadline Sep 26 | Segal Center Call for Participants: “Performing Knowledge”

An all-day event on December 10th at the Segal Theatre in the Graduate Center, Performing Knowledge will feature presentations blending academic and artistic genres and forms of performance. Primarily, it asks what can knowledge feel or look like? What might the cognitive, but also emotional or aesthetic effects of knowledge be?

Political scientist Wendy Brown calls upon scholars to recover “what is ineffably moving, sublime, or meaningful in the humanities.” Performing Knowledge responds to this call – expanding it to include all disciplines – by reframing research and knowledge as happy human and intrinsically social occasions. Rather than working towards an ever-more immediate, entertaining and monetized access to knowledge-as-information, we intend to work with students and faculty to develop knowledge performances that accommodate and celebrate contradiction, that find their meaning in specific social contexts, and that may end with a question mark. Continue reading Extended deadline Sep 26 | Segal Center Call for Participants: “Performing Knowledge”

Deadline Aug 15 | Call for Participants: The Impact of Listening and Being Heard: Oral History, Archives, & Advocacy Workshop with Sady Sullivan

Call for Participants: The Impact of Listening and Being Heard: Oral History, Archives, & Advocacy Workshop with Sady Sullivan

Application Deadline: Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 11:59 pm.

The Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY, in collaboration with The Laundromat Project (The LP) are seeking participants for “The Impact of Listening and Being Heard: Oral History, Archives, & Advocacy,” a free 8-week interdisciplinary workshop. Open to artists and the CUNY community, the workshop will use a lens of radical empathy to deepen our oral history practice and culminate in a publication and public event. The workshop will be led by Sady Sullivan during the 2018 Fall semester at the Graduate Center, CUNY and is part of The City Amplified: Oral Histories and Radical Archiving research team, generously supported by the Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research.  Continue reading Deadline Aug 15 | Call for Participants: The Impact of Listening and Being Heard: Oral History, Archives, & Advocacy Workshop with Sady Sullivan

Deadline Aug 15 | Call for Participants: The Impact of Listening and Being Heard: Oral History, Archives, & Advocacy Workshop with Sady Sullivan

Deadline: Wed, Aug 15, 2018

Description: We are seeking CUNY participants and artists for this free 8-week interdisciplinary workshop culminating in a publication and public event “The Impact of Listening and Being Heard: Oral History, Archives, & Advocacy,” in which we will use a lens of radical empathy to deepen our oral history practice. The workshop will be led by Sady Sullivan during the 2018 Fall semester at the Graduate Center, CUNY. With our eyes on the prize of a more equitable and peaceful future, we will focus on oral history as a tool for exploring the dynamic relationships of identity, voice, embodied knowledge, belonging, and becoming. This workshop will be useful to people at all levels of experience with oral history who want to reflect on self-care, care for our narrators/interviewees, and the role that sharing life histories plays in caring for our future. Through shared experiences such as Deep Listening (both Buddhist and in the spirit of Pauline Oliveros) and sound therapy exercises, we will strengthen our intuitive listening skills and explore collective (un)consciousness. Continue reading Deadline Aug 15 | Call for Participants: The Impact of Listening and Being Heard: Oral History, Archives, & Advocacy Workshop with Sady Sullivan

Deadline Aug 1 | Call for Applications: Ambassador Opportunity: Technology, Art, and Healthcare for the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore

Please circulate this call for applications for an Ambassador Opportunity: Technology, Art, and Healthcare for the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, a collaboration from the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, the Montefiore Einstein Fine Art Program and Collection, the Collective Voice: Digital Conversations in Public Space research team from the Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY, and the CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative, who are seeking applications from CUNY graduate students for an ambassador position at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, helping to foster the development and expansion their Children’s Hospital Innovation Lab (The CHIL Zone). See below or click here for more information and to apply. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, August 1st.

About this Opportunity

The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore and The Montefiore Einstein Fine Art Program and Collection in collaboration with the Collective Voice: Digital Conversations in Public Space research team from the Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY is excited to offer an opportunity to be an Ambassador of Technology, Art and Healthcare for the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, helping to foster the development and expansion their Children’s Hospital Innovation Lab (The CHIL Zone). Continue reading Deadline Aug 1 | Call for Applications: Ambassador Opportunity: Technology, Art, and Healthcare for the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore

Urgent Help Needed July 12-13 Brownsville, Texas

URGENT HELP NEEDED ASAP!!

Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law is leading the effort to reunite families, and has been granted 2 days to interview 1000 children being held at Casa Padre facility in Brownsville, Texas, July 12-13.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED on massive scale – please forward to folks you know who are:

– lawyers

– interpreters/ translators

– medical and mental health professionals Continue reading Urgent Help Needed July 12-13 Brownsville, Texas

Recruitment for SLAL Study

The Second Language Acquisition Lab at the CUNY Graduate Center is looking for Spanish-English bilingual speakers who were born in a Spanish-speaking country for a study of language processing. Participants are paid $20 for approximately one hour of their time. Contact information is on the attached flyer.