Category Archives: Seminars/Workshops

Feb 19 | TLC Workshop: Teaching as an International Student: The Collaborative Classroom in Theory and Practice

Tuesday, February 19th, 4-6pm, Room 9206
https://cuny.is/tlc-spring-19 

Teaching as an international student takes much hard work and trial and error. As international graduate students, we often jungle many unknowns when we engage CUNY classrooms, classrooms that may look and feel quite different from the ones to which we have been habituated. We might know little about our students’ previous educational experiences, their cultural and academic worlds, the U.S-based university system as a whole and the CUNY system in particular. Some of us are teaching as non-native speakers of English for the first time. Figuring out what kind of instructors we can and want to be, how to communicate clearly, how to best engage our students, how to be helpful during office hours and how to give useful feedback can be overwhelming. Continue reading Feb 19 | TLC Workshop: Teaching as an International Student: The Collaborative Classroom in Theory and Practice

2019 Tallinn Summer School – 26 July – 2 August 2019

Degree / Dates: 26 July – 2 August 2019

The Soviet otherwise: Affects, margins, and imaginaries in the Late Soviet era.

Tallinn Summer School invites students to Estonia to study cultural-historical processes in the late Soviet Union and to study them “otherwise” – by way of less travelled paths for researching the period from the mid-1950s to the 1990s. Continue reading 2019 Tallinn Summer School – 26 July – 2 August 2019

Feb 13 | Troubling Race in the Classroom

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
3-5pm, Room C204

Many college instructors struggle to engage students in complex thinking about race and racism. Such work is increasingly necessary, but the range of perspectives in many classrooms can make discussing such topics challenging for both students and instructors alike. Strong feelings and opinions, as well as divergent and disparate experience and knowledge, demand a thoughtful and creative pedagogical approach.

These challenges can make dialogues about race and racial justice uncomfortable, emotional, and difficult. But a classroom that features a range of knowledge and experiences also has the potential to fuel transformative learning. Students and faculty have opportunities to expand their vision of the world through reading and dialog alongside those with very different experiences.

Join the Teaching and Learning Center for a workshop where we will discuss some of the theories that have informed our approaches to teaching about race and racism in our respective disciplines. Together, we will consider both the challenges to and potential for engaging race in classroom spaces, ranging from how to address the unexpected, alarming comment to how to facilitate entire courses. We will conclude by documenting and sharing our collective knowledge about teaching and learning about race in the classroom.

Register to attend this workshop at http://cuny.is/tlc-spring-19.

GCDI Events and Workshops for February

Workshops and Talks: “NYC DHWeek 2019” February 4 – 8, 2019

DHWeek is an annual celebration of the Digital Humanities in New York City and features networking sessions, a DH community meeting, open workshops offered across the city, and social events. DHWeek offers another amazing week of workshops and talks for all skill levels.

Schedule and Registration HERE

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Open Educational Technology Workshops at NYCDH Week

Open Pedagogy & Teaching with WordPress and the CUNY Academic Commons

Tuesday, February 6 | 3:00 – 5:00 pm | Room 9207

Teaching and learning is often invisible to those outside of our classes. In this Teaching and Learning Center workshop, we’ll explore open teaching, considering  methods and digital tools that allow instructors and their students to engage with wider audiences and public discourses.

Join staff from the Teaching and Learning Center on Tuesday 2/6 from 3-5 pm in Room 9207 for a workshop on how to teach with WordPress and the CUNY Academic Commons. Participants will examine pedagogical strategies for increasing the openness of their teaching, such as integrating experiential learning strategies, open educational resources, and open digital platforms such as WordPress and the CUNY Academic Commons that can facilitate class engagement with broader communities.

This workshop is open to members of the New York City Digital Humanities community, as part of “NYCDH Week.” NYCDH members will be given access to CUNY Academic Commons accounts for the purposes of this workshop, but are also free to join us and workshop sites that are hosted elsewhere.

This workshop is geared towards all levels of WordPress skill and experience. Although we encourage both WordPress novices to attend, some knowledge of the platform will be beneficial to the workshop experience. If you’re new to WordPress or the Commons, you can consult the robust help section on the Commons, watch their video tour, or sign up for an account.

To register for this workshop, click “Confirm RSVP” on the NYCDH workshop page.

 

Introduction to Manifold Scholarship

Friday, February 8 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm | Room 5307

Please join the GC Digital Initiatives for this workshop on Manifold Scholarship, a Mellon-funded digital publishing platform developed by the CUNY Graduate Center, The University of Minnesota Press, and Cast Iron Coding. Learn about how Manifold allows you to create beautiful, dynamic projects that can include text, images, video, embedded resources, and social annotation. We will provide an overview of Manifold and demonstrate how faculty, students and staff can use Manifold to publish scholarly works, conduct and participate in peer review,  and create custom edited versions of public domain course texts and OER. The presentation will include a hands-on demonstration of how to publish your first text—either something you have written or a public domain or openly licensed text. We will also cover how to customize your project’s structure, look, and feel, and how you can participate in conversations in the margins of your texts using Manifold’s social annotation features.

This workshop is open to members of the New York City Digital Humanities community, as part of “NYCDH Week.” NYCDH participants will create accounts on CUNY’s instance of Manifold. Participants with all levels of experience with Manifold are welcome, especially complete beginners; visit Manifold’s “Learn” page for a quick introduction, and browse the documentation for more information.

To register, click “Confirm RSVP” on the NYCDH workshop page.

 

Register Now for the Teach@CUNY Summer Institute!

Dear First-Year Graduate Center Student,

The Teaching and Learning Center is pleased to announce the 2019 Teach@CUNY Summer Institute, which will take place at the Graduate Center over two sessions: June 3-5 and August 14-15, 2019. Attendees at the Institute will participate in a series of talks, workshops, and collaborative exercises designed to prepare them to teach in the Fall 2019 semester and beyond.

During the June session of the Institute, students will be introduced to the experience of teaching at CUNY, explore approaches to syllabus and assignment design and assessment, receive guidance on the integration of educational technology and library resources into courses, take part in conversations about teaching in their disciplines, and much more. A range of support will then be available throughout the summer for all attendees.

In our August meetings, participants will finalize syllabi, refine assignments and lesson plans, and workshop classroom lectures and activities. Attendees will also learn about the wealth of resources available at the Graduate Center and throughout CUNY to support teaching and learning.

Participants are expected to attend each day of the Institute from roughly 9-5pm. Those who attend all five days will be paid an honorarium of $750. Those who attend only the June sessions will be paid $500. All payments will be processed during the Fall 2019 semester.

The Teach@CUNY Summer Institute can accommodate up to 60 participants in Summer 2019, and priority for registration will go to current first-year students on Graduate Teaching or Science Fellowships. The TLC has reserved twenty slots for each of the three disciplinary clusters at the Graduate Center: the Humanities, the Social Sciences, and the Sciences. Students should register at the link below as soon as possible, and will be notified in early March if they are accepted into the Institute. Those who are not accepted into the Institute will be added to a waitlist.

For Graduate Center students who wish to attend the Institute but are not able eligible to do so, the Teaching and Learning Center will hold additional workshops before the start of the Fall 2019 semester. Please join our group on the CUNY Academic Commons to be notified about our programming via this url: http://cuny.is/tlc-list.

For more about last year’s Institute, see this short video: https://vimeo.com/313103247.

Please register for the 2019 Teach@CUNY Summer Institute here: http://cuny.is/tlc-institute-registration.

 

Apply for the 2019 Summer Institute | Oral History from the Margins to the Center: Narrating the Politics of our Times

What do oral historians, journalists and scholars of contemporary history do when the President of the United States, supported by numerous members of congress, tells blatant lies and strives to undermine our access to traditionally reliable sources of information and democratic processes?  What do oral historians, journalists and scholars of contemporary history do when scientific knowledge is dismissed as mere opinion? What do oral historians, journalists and scholars of contemporary history do when false information is knowingly transmitted with the precise aim of enhancing distrust? Continue reading Apply for the 2019 Summer Institute | Oral History from the Margins to the Center: Narrating the Politics of our Times

February Events at the Library

Primary Sources for Latin American and Latino Studies

Thursday, February 7, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Room 9204

Latin American and Latino archives are rich and sometimes mysterious places. CUNY and NYPL librarians and archivists assemble at the Bildner Center February 7 to highlight their collections and to share tips and strategies with researchers.

To register, email bildner@gc.cuny.edu Continue reading February Events at the Library

Deadline Jan 14 | Call for CUNY students & alumni: The Moth Storytelling Workshop & StorySLAM on Caregiving at CUNY

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

Application Deadline: Monday, January 14, 2019, 11:59 PM.

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 or alumni 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.

During this one-day workshop, 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.

Workshop Details: February 9th, 2019, 10:00 AM—3:30PM, with StorySLAM from 4:00—5:30PM

Location: The City College Center for Worker Education, CUNY: 25 Broadway, 7th floor

Workshop cap: 15 participants

Eligibility: CUNY students or alumni who are family or paid caregivers for the elderly, ill, or disabled and who are looking to write about the care relationship, the labor involved, and/or its impact on their life, school, work, and other care responsibilities.

Application Deadline: Monday, January 14, 2019.

How to Apply: please click here to fill out this google application form

For further questions, please contact Kathlene McDonald: kmcdonald@ccny.cuny.edu

About The Labor of Care Archive: Caregiver Narratives from CUNY and its Communities: This project works closely with labor and arts-based community partners to create, showcase, and archive personal narratives by and about family caregivers who tend the elderly, ill, and disabled while working and/or going to school at CUNY, as well as oral history narratives from home health workers in the New York City area, many of who are CUNY students themselves and who often work in partnership with family caregivers.

About the Moth College Program: The Moth College Program brings workshops and StorySLAMs to campuses across the country. Workshops build a sense of community across diverse social groups and subject disciplines and create a new way for students to consider themselves and the world around them. Our goal is to help students strengthen the skills necessary to succeed in college, develop reflection and perspective on their life, build bonds of community in the often isolating college years, and forge a path toward a lifelong involvement in and appreciation of storytelling.

About the Center for the Humanities The Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY encourages collaborative and creative work in the humanities at CUNY and across the city through seminars, publications, and public events. Free and open to the public, our programs aim to inspire sustained, engaged conversation and to forge an open and diverse intellectual community.

For further questions, please contact Kathlene McDonald at kmcdonald@ccny.cuny.edu