All-Institute Sessions


Monday: “The Story of CUNY”

C415A, 9:00am-12:00pm
“The Story of CUNY” will feature presentations on CUNY’s past and present by The Graduate Center’s Dr. Stephen Brier and Dr. Maura Smale of New York City College of Technology and The Graduate Center.

Stephen Brier teaches in the Graduate Center’s Urban Education Program. He is the founder of the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate Program; the co-founder of the American Social History Project; and the author, with Michael Fabricant, of Austerity Blues: Fighting for the Soul of Public Higher Education (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016).

Maura Smale is the Chief Librarian at New York City College of Technology and teaches in the Interactive Technology and Certificate Program at the Graduate Center. She is the author, with Mariana Regalado, of Digital Technology as Affordance and Barrier in Higher Education (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).

Tuesday: Faculty and Student Panels on Teaching at CUNY

C415A, 9:30am-12:00pm
“Conceptualizing Your Course” will feature two panel discussions, facilitated by the TLC’s Assistant Director and Humanities Scholar Dr. Elizabeth Alsop, that will introduce attendees to a range of approaches for thinking about course design.

Faculty Panel

Gillian Baynes, Associate Professor of Science Education, Lehman College
Bethany Holstrom, Assistant Professor of English, LaGuardia Community College
Elizabeth Heath, Associate Professor of History, Baruch College
Peter Gregory, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Baruch College

Student Panel

Maria A. Feliz, Lehman College
Gini Matthew, Hunter College
Yosanny Perez, Lehman College
Marcia Raymond, Hunter College

Wednesday: The Art of Curating and Museum Tour

Morgan Library and Museum, 9:30am-12:00pm
“In the Classroom” will begin with experiential learning at The Morgan Library and Museum, located near The Graduate Center, at 225 Madison Avenue. John Bidwell, Astor Curator and Department Head of Printed Books and Bindings for the Pier­pont Mor­gan Lib­rary, along with Elizabeth Denlinger, Curator of the Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection at The New York Public Library, will speak about the process of curating the upcoming exhibit It’s Alive! Frankenstein at 200. Morgan Library educators will then lead disciplinary-specific tours for Summer Institute attendees throughout the special exhibitions and permanent collections at The Morgan.

Thursday: Positionality Workshop

Segal Theatre, 9:30am-12:00pm
TLC Fellow and Urban Education student Sakina Laksimi-Morrow will guide Summer Institute attendees through an “Educator Positionality Mind-Mapping Workshop” that will facilitate reflection on personal, social, educational and political positionalities. This exercise is designed to help attendees better appreciate the roles and perspectives they inhabit in the classroom, and to develop teaching practices that are intentional and inclusive.

Friday: Institute Closing

Segal Theatre, 2:00-5:00pm
At the Institute’s closing event at 2pm on Friday in the Segal Theatre, attendees will convene with disciplinary cohorts to reflect on the week’s work and prepare for the semester ahead.