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Office of Academic Initiatives and Strategic Innovation


Recent Digital Events
The Graduate Center Presents UNDERSCORED:  Copland Sextet, aired on September 21, 2020 at 1:00PM

Fridays@3 with Harold Holzer, aired on September 25, 2020 at 3:00PM

The CUNY BA Showcase, aired on Friday May 15, 2020


Our Mission

The Office of Academic Initiatives and Strategic Innovation’s mission is to provide leadership for innovative program development through collaborative partnerships, detailed research, exceptional support services, and utilization of best practices.

Creative Community Engagement
The Office of Academic Initiatives and Strategic Innovation works collaboratively with administration, faculty, staff, and students to promote ideas to advance academic innovation, optimize new program development processes, and promote innovative initiatives of The Graduate Center’s academic programs, centers, and institutes.

Our Goals

We aim to:

  • create & nurture partnerships within and around the The Graduate Center; while actively seeking to foster creative engagement among faculty, staff, and students.
  • provide leadership and lend support to current programs and help to develop new programs; ultimately to expand the reach of The Graduate Center to larger numbers of the public and students, for those who seek to access The Graduate Center’s intellectual strengths.
  • improve processes and eliminate barriers in order to create new and support existing degree and non-degree, non-credit programs.
  • encourage existing relationships and forge new global partnerships to expand The Graduate Center’s intellectual reach.
  • continue to provide leadership for the CUNY Baccalaureate program, CUNY’s unique University-wide individualized degree program

Connect With Us

Have a great idea? Let us know about it through our form or contact our office directly at engagement@gc.cuny.edu or 212-817-AISI (2474).

You can also read more about our team.