The New College Classroom

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

3:00 pm — 5:00 pm

Hybrid (see description for details)

Open to the Public

In this interactive session, Cathy N. Davidson and Christina Katopodis, foremost innovators in higher education and authors of The New College Classroom (Harvard University Press, 2022), present the latest research on inspiring, effective, and inclusive learning.

headshots of Cathy Davis and Christina Katapodis framing the book cover for "The New College Classroom"
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The learning process is something you can incite, literally incite, like a riot.” —Audre Lorde

Join the Futures Initiative for our first event of the fall semester. In this interactive session, Cathy N. Davidson and Christina Katopodis, foremost innovators in higher education and authors of The New College Classroom (Harvard University Press, 2022), present the latest research on inspiring, effective, and inclusive learning. They share teaching strategies that anyone can adapt easily and effectively in every field. Additionally, they provide case studies of the participatory syllabus, flipped classrooms, ungrading, anti-racist pedagogies, and grab-and-go activities that educators around the world use every day to ensure their students’ success—and to revitalize their own commitment to a better, more democratic world.

This event will include a book signing and an opportunity to meet the authors.

Speakers

Welcome

Adashima Oyo, Futures Initiative

Opening Remarks

CUNY Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez
Graduate Center Provost Steve Everett

Featured Speakers

Cathy N. Davidson - Senior Advisor to the Chancellor on Transformation, Distinguished Professor, and Founding Director of Futures Initiative. (View GC profile)

Christina Katapodis - Postdoctoral Research Associate and the Associate Director of Transformative Learning in the Humanities

Location

This is a hybrid event and participants may opt to attend online via Zoom (300 people capacity) or in person at the CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room (70 people capacity). Please register in advance to secure your attendance.

COVID-19 Information

Individuals attending in-person must provide proof that they are fully vaccinated or have had a negative COVID-19 molecular (PCR) test performed by an accredited lab taken no more than 7 days prior to the visit. All individuals entering the CUNY Graduate Center must have a CLEARED4 CUNY ACCESS PASS or a One-day Visitor Pass. The speakers also request that audience members mask at the live event.

A collage of review pullquotes for "The new College Classroom" - see below for full text

Praise for The new College Classroom

"Inspirational and deeply practical. Grounded in cognitive science and classroom-tested examples from across the globe, The New College Classroom belongs in the hands of any educator." - Beverly Daniel Tatum, author of Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria

"Bold, brilliant, and beautiful. Davidson and Katopodis challenge us to reimagine what happens in the classroom." - Farah Jasmine Griffin, author of Read Until You Understand

"There's something for every teacher, however experiences, and in any field. Read this book!" - Sisan D. Blum, author of Ungrading

"This book should be read by every educator and administrator." - Jody Greene, Founding Director of the Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning, University of California, Santa Cruz

"This book is a must-read for every teacher and administrator in higher education." - Tony Wagner, author of The Global Achievement Gap


Event Co-Sponsors: PublicsLab, Transformative Learning in the Humanities (TLH), and Teaching and Learning Center (TLC)