The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

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2017 Teach@CUNY Summer Institute

Please consider registering for the 2017 Teach@CUNY Summer Institute! The Institute will take place from August 7-18, and will accommodate students who are both in New York City and elsewhere.

Participants in the Institute will work with staff of the Teaching and Learning Center and each other to build community and a foundation for teaching in the CUNY undergraduate classroom. The Institute is intended to provide inexperienced college teachers with a set of resources and guiding questions that can ease their planning and enrich their courses and their teaching experiences.

The Institute’s design and format intends to accommodate both the summer schedules and varying degrees of time commitment possible among Graduate Center students. Graduate Center students who participate should be prepared to spend 2-3 hours a day actively engaged in work related to the institute.

In the first week, we will have two-hour meetings from 4pm-6pm Monday-Thursday to discuss CUNY’s history, students, and curricula; how to conceive of a course; assignment design and assessment; and critical approaches to positionality in the classroom. For the second week, participants will be asked to complete an assignment related to their course preparation, and then we will offer a set of online spaces for conversation about a range of topics related to college teaching. On Thursday, August 17, we’ll hold a four-hour in-person workshop for students to develop their syllabi and identify next steps in their course planning process.

Each week will conclude with an informal meet-up at the Graduate Center for those who can attend.

Though it’s possible and will be beneficial to participate only in parts of the institute, GC students who are active throughout the two-week program will receive the “Teach@CUNY Summer Institute Certificate” from the Graduate Center’s Provost’s Office.

Learn more at Anyone with questions can feel free to reach out to Luke Waltzer, History alum and Director of the Teaching and Learning Center –

Current Graduate Center students are asked to register for the Institute at this url:  Registered attendees will be asked to fill out a registration survey the week of July 31 that will help guide the TLC’s planning.