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remaking higher education for turbulent times, wed., march 28, 9am-6pm EDT, Graduate Center

For those of you in NYC (or those who want to watch a promised live webcast at bit.ly/FuturesEd-live  http://videostreaming.gc.cuny.edu/videos/livestreams/page1/ with a livestream transcript here: http://www.streamtext.net/player?event=CUNY), the Graduate Center Futures Initiative is hosting a conference of CUNY faculty and students on Wed., March 28, 9am-6pm EDT at the Graduate Center.  Our topic is: “Remaking higher education for turbulent times.” In the first session “Higher Education at a Crossroads” at 9:45am EDT,  Ruth Milkman and I, along with other panelists who have taught via the Futures Initiative, will be presenting our perspectives on the following questions:

  1. What is the university? What is the role of the university, and whom does it serve?
  2. How do political, economic, and global forces impact student learning, especially institutions like CUNY?
  3. What would an equitable system of higher education look like? What could be done differently?

Ruth and I will base our comments on our experiences thus far with teaching a spring 2018 graduate course about changes in the university system, drawing on research conducted by numerous sociologists, including organizational ethnographers.  So far, our class has included readings from:

We will discuss the tensions of reshaping long-standing institutions that have reproduced privilege and advantages for elites and a select few, as well as efforts to sustain universities (mostly public institutions) that have served as a transformational engine of socio-economic mobility and social change.  More info, including our course syllabus, is available via the Futures Initiatives blog here.

Following our session, two CUNY faculty and staff who are taking our class, Larry Tung and Samini Shahidi will be presenting about their and their classmates’ course projects.

A PDF of the full day’s activities can be downloaded here: FI-Publics-Politics-Pedagogy-8.5×11-web

If you plan to join us (especially for lunch), please RSVP ASAP at bit.ly/FI-Spring18

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Written by katherinechen

March 21, 2018 at 4:53 pm

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  1. Very cool. The syllabus looks great, too. I’m so honored you and Ruth have included my book. Will any of the sessions be live broadcasted or recorded?

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    ellen berrey

    March 21, 2018 at 5:05 pm

  2. Hi Ellen, I’ve updated the post with the link for the live broadcast: bit.ly/FuturesEd-live
    As far as I know, it won’t be recorded so people will need to tune in; schedule is in EDT.

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    katherinechen

    March 21, 2018 at 9:49 pm

  3. So cool and thanks for posting the info! Looking forward to tuning in…

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    carolinewlee

    March 22, 2018 at 3:23 pm

  4. Hi Ellen, I’ve corrected the broken livestream link in the entry – supposedly a recording will be made available afterwards. http://videostreaming.gc.cuny.edu/videos/livestreams/page1/ and http://www.streamtext.net/player?event=CUNY

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    katherinechen

    March 28, 2018 at 3:27 pm

  5. Hi Caroline, I’ve corrected the broken livestream link in the entry – supposedly a recording will be made available afterwards. http://videostreaming.gc.cuny.edu/videos/livestreams/page1/ and http://www.streamtext.net/player?event=CUNY

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    katherinechen

    March 28, 2018 at 3:28 pm


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