Call for Proposals (October 15th): Graduate Education at Work in the World

The Futures Initiative and PublicsLab of the Graduate Center, CUNY invite submissions for a free day-long conference and workshop: Graduate Education at Work in the World. The conference will bring together students, faculty, and administrators to collectively imagine and redesign graduate education to support students, scholarship, and the public good.

This conference will focus on new approaches to graduate education in support of the public good, without losing sight of other key elements of graduate education reform—including labor practices, student debt, efforts toward improving diversity and inclusion, shared governance, new modes of scholarly communication, pedagogical training, and more. Participants will generate ideas, share best practices, consider difficult questions, and work toward new models for graduate education that support an array of creative, flexible career paths.

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Teach@CUNY August Institute

The Teaching and Learning Center invites Graduate Center students who will be teaching as Graduate Teaching Fellows or adjuncts across CUNY campuses to the Teach@CUNY August Institute on Wednesday and Thursday August 14th and 15th from 10am-4pm at the Graduate Center. The Institute is designed to address attendees’ needs as they prepare to teach in the fall semester.

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September 20 – Reimagining Doctoral Curriculum for the Public Good (workshop)

September 20 – Reimagining Doctoral Curriculum for the Public Good (workshop)

Registration deadline: 3 September 2019. Register here.

Please join the PublicsLab for a one-day workshop on transforming doctoral curriculum in the humanities at The Graduate Center for the good of the public. Together, we will consider the promise and potential of doctoral education in the humanities to be both more student-centered and more public facing. We will address the following central question: How can we support graduate students in doing public scholarship and preparing for careers both inside and outside the academy?

We will be joined by Jenna Lay, associate professor in the LeHigh University English department, to hear about her own efforts at programmatic reform and their outcomes for their graduate students. Also joining us will be the GC’s own Katina Rogers, co-director of the Futures Initiative and author of the forthcoming Putting the PhD to Work: Theory, Practice, and Models for Thriving beyond the Classroom (anticipated spring 2020, Duke University Press).

This workshop is required for anyone who intends to apply for a Doctoral Curriculum Enhancement Grant from the PublicsLab, but all Graduate Center faculty in the humanities and humanistic social sciences are invited to register. Attendance is free but will be capped at 25, so early registration is recommended. Registration deadline: 3 September 2019. Register here.

Tentative schedule (subject to change)

9:30 a.m.     Introductions

9:45 a.m.     Presentation by Professor Jenna Lay on doctoral program reform at LeHigh University

10:15 a.m.    Review of available data on CUNY PhD outcomes

10:45 a.m.   Coffee Break

11:00 a.m.    Discussion of assigned excerpt from Putting the PhD to Work

12:00 p.m.   Lunch and establishment of working groups

1:00 p.m.    Working Groups

3:00 p.m.    Coffee Break

3:30 p.m.    Closing Discussion and Next Steps

A workshop for faculty members in the humanities and humanistic social sciences at The Graduate Center, CUNY.

Friday, 20 September 2019

9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Coffee and lunch will be provided.

Fall 2019 – Multicultural Students Support Group

Multicultural Students Support Group

Starts Fall 2019


Fridays: 1:00-2:30pm

Location: Room 6422

Facilitated by Dr. Inez Strama & Serena Tchania


This group offers support to international students and students from various multicultural backgrounds (i.e., racial, ethnic, religious, socioeconomic, etc.).

Are you experiencing loneliness? Or feeling like you don’t fit into the culture of graduate school? Perhaps your family of origins’ expectations conflict with your life choices? Are you grappling with your multicultural identity? Do you worry about navigating logistical and legal matters in the U.S.? Or concerned about your ability to communicate because English is not your first language? Are you having difficulties adjusting to life in a different country?

You must be a currently registered GC student to join this group.  Registration is required, stop by the Wellness Center in room 6422 to sign up or visit our website: http://cuny.is/wellnesscenter to download a Request for Services Form (also attached for your convenience).  Email and fax is acceptable to submit the form as well.

Companionable Writing (Summer 2019)

From the Office of Career Planning & Professional Development

Companionable Writing (Summer 2019)

Monday, June 3, 2019 – Thursday, July 27, 2019

Graduate Center, room 3312


Weekly Schedule

In June and July, Writing Services will be hosting regular Companionable Writing sessions on the following days and times:

  • Mondays, 2 4pm through July 29
  • Tuesdays, 10am-12noon through July 30
  • Wednesdays, 2-4pm through July 31
  • Wednesday, 5-7pm on June 12, 19, and 26
  • Thursdays, 10am-12noon through July 25

Feel free to join us for a single day, once a week, or whenever your schedule allows.


About Companionable Writing

What is Companionable Writing? Companionable Writing is an opportunity to spend two solid hours of work either in person or digitally with other people doing the same thing. A writing consultant will host each session.

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June 18 – Taming The Anxious Mind


TAMING THE ANXIOUS MIND   A Mindfulness Meditation Workshop

Tuesday June 18th  11:30am-1:00pm Room #9207

Led by: Dr. Inez Strama


Learn about the practice of mindfulness meditation and how to use it to cultivate a relaxed, focused state of mind. We will practice some techniques together. All are welcome.

You must be a currently registered GC student to attend this workshop.  Sign up at the Wellness Center in room 6422 visit our website: http://cuny.is/wellnesscenter to download a workshop application (also attached for your convenience).  Email and fax is acceptable to submit the form as well.

June 17 – Call for Contributors to “Visible Pedagogy”

June 17 – Call for Contributors to “Visible Pedagogy”

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.


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.

GC Writing Services – summer events

GC Writing Services – summer events

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.*


Writing Services, Office of Career Planning and Professional Development

The Graduate Center, City University of New York

365 Fifth Avenue, room 3300.10

New York, NY 10016

(212) 817-7425


Make an appointment at https://gc-cuny-csm.symplicity.com/students/

Call for Submissions: The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy

Call for Submissions: The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy

The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (JITP) seeks scholarly work that explores the intersection of technology with teaching, learning, and research. The deadline to submit to our upcoming Fall 2019 issue has been extended to June 1, 2019. This issue will be edited by Shelly Eversley (Baruch College) and Krystyna Michael (CUNY Graduate Center). We are #openaccess, peer-reviewed, & cooperatively run by academic staff, faculty, and grad students at over 15 institutions! We also take short form submissions (Reviews, Tool Tips, Teaching Fails, Blueprints, and Assignments) on a rolling basis. The call for submissions can be found here and below: https://jitp.commons.gc.cuny.edu/call-for-submissions/.

The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy
General Issue

Issue Editors:
Shelly Eversley, Baruch College, CUNY
Krystyna Michael, The Graduate Center, CUNY

The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (JITP) seeks scholarly work that explores the intersection of technology with teaching, learning, and research. We are interested in contributions that take advantage of the affordances of digital platforms in creative ways. We invite both textual and multimedia submissions employing interdisciplinary and creative approaches in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Besides scholarly papers, the submissions can consist of audio or visual presentations and interviews, dialogues, or conversations; creative/artistic works; manifestos; or other scholarly materials, including work that addresses the labor and care considerations of academic technology projects.

All work appearing in the Issues section of JITP is reviewed by the issue editors and independently by two scholars in the field, who provide formative feedback to the author(s) during the review process. We practice signed, as opposed to blind, peer review. We intend that the journal itself—both in our process and in our digital product—serve as an opportunity to reveal, reflect on, and revise academic publication and classroom practices. Additionally, all submissions will be considered for our “Behind the Seams” feature, in which we publish dynamic representations of the revision and editorial processes, including reflections from the authorial and editorial participants.

Research-based submissions should include discussions of approach, method, and analysis. When possible, research data should be made publicly available and accessible via the Web and/or other digital mechanisms, a process that JITP can and will support as necessary. Successes and interesting failures are equally welcome. Submissions that focus on pedagogy should balance theoretical frameworks with practical considerations of how new technologies play out in both formal and informal educational settings. Discipline-specific submissions should be written for non-specialists.

As a courtesy to our reviewers, we will not consider simultaneous submissions, but we will do our best to reply to you within three months of the submission deadline. The expected length for finished manuscripts is under 5,000 words. All work should be original and previously unpublished. Essays or presentations posted on a personal blog may be accepted, provided they are substantially revised; please contact us with any questions at editors@jitpedagogy.org.

For further information on style and formatting, accessibility requirements, and multimedia submissions, consult JITP’s accessibility guidelines, style guide and multimedia submission guidelines.

Important Dates

Submission deadline for full manuscripts is June 1, 2019. Please view our submission guidelines for information about submitting to the Journal.

May 23 – Preparing for Your Faculty Job Search

May 23 – 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.

May 22 – TLC Grading Social

May 22 – TLC Grading Social

Room 3317, 1-5pm

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.

May 14 – GC Digital Showcase

May 14 – GC Digital Showcase

6:30-8:30 pm
Segal Theatre

Are you using digital technologies in your research? Are you interested in learning about digital initiatives at the Graduate Center? The GC Digital Initiatives End-of-Year Showcase highlights student research, teaching, and digital projects across the #DigitalGC community. Student presentations this year will feature semester-long projects produced by the M.A. in Digital Humanities Digital Praxis Seminar class, as well as independent projects by doctoral students and a new collaborative project using public datasets. The Digital Praxis Seminar is a two-course sequence that introduces students to the landscape of digital humanities tools and methods through readings, discussion, lectures, and hands-on workshops.

Join us to hear about ongoing GC student work, including the Data for Public Good Project, and the Provost’s Digital Innovation Grants. The event will also panel of students representing the New Media Lab, the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate Program, and the M.A. in Digital Humanities program. The panel will discuss the challenges and rewards of working with digital methods. The Showcase is open to all, and is an excellent way to learn about a wide range of opportunities, resources, and research projects at The Graduate Center.

Please join us for a reception to follow in room 5307.