The Futures Initiative aims to advance greater equity and innovation in higher education. Housed at the Graduate Center and reaching throughout the CUNY community, the Futures Initiative empowers the next generation of intellectual leaders with bold, public, and engaged teaching and learning.
The first course offering from the Futures Initiative, Mapping the Futures of Higher Education, will explore new pedagogical methods, digital tools, and research collaborations while considering the role of the university in society. Professors Cathy N. Davidson and William Kelly will help students propose new pedagogical and institutional designs for the world we live in now. As a final project, students will design and populate a collaborative, online, public “CUNY Map of New York,” designed to visualize what college offers the community–and vice versa.