New CUNY Humanities Teaching Program Offers Fellowships for Faculty and Ph.D. Students: Learn More on October 21

October 16, 2020

Faculty, including adjunct faculty, are invited to an information session on CUNY's new Transformative Learning in the Humanities program, funded with a $2 million Mellon Foundation grant.


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With a three-year, $2 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, CUNY is launching Transformative Learning in the Humanities (TLH), a program that will engage faculty who are interested in making their classes more participatory by capitalizing on the rich diversity and talent of CUNY students.

As part of the program, about 100 faculty members in the humanities, arts, and interpretive social sciences from throughout CUNY will be chosen as program fellows. About a quarter of the fellows will be adjunct faculty, and the program leaders are encouraging faculty of color and those committed to diversity and equity in education to apply. The chosen faculty will participate in a series of collaborative peer-to-peer workshops, with opportunities for them to invite students to participate as student fellows. Applications open in February 2021 and will be due in March 2021.

Starting later this semester and running through 2023, the initiative will offer seminars, workshops, and lectures that will be open to all CUNY students, faculty, and staff, as well as the general public. The events will be topical and participatory, focusing on engaged and practical methods of transforming humanities teaching in ways that prepare students to succeed in the workplace, in communities, and as leaders of a more just and equitable society.

Faculty and Ph.D. Students Invited to Learn More

CUNY faculty members, including Ph.D. students who serve as adjunct faculty, are invited to learn more about TLH and the fellowship program at an event on Wednesday, October 21, at 2 p.m. The event will be led by TLH’s co-leaders, Graduate Center Distinguished Professor Cathy N. Davidson (English) and Shelly Eversley, interim chair of the Department of Black and Latinx Studies at Baruch College.