CUNY-Wide Undergraduate Leadership Opportunity

CUNY-Wide Undergraduate Leadership Opportunity

Please share with CUNY undergraduate students – apply by May 31!

Dear Colleagues, Students, Alumni, and Friends,

Thanks to generous funding from the Teagle Foundation, the Futures Initiative will once again be able to offer CUNY undergraduate students a unique opportunity to become Futures Initiative Leadership Fellows.

This year, up to 25 undergraduates from across the CUNY campuses will begin their fellowship by participating in a day-long workshop: the Undergraduate Leadership Institute (Wednesday, August 9 at the Graduate Center). After completion of the Leadership Institute, students will then have regular opportunities to meet, reflect, gain new skills, and join in intellectual discussions with faculty and graduate students at the Graduate Center, while also helping to provide resources, advice, and support to fellow students throughout the academic year.

For a glimpse into last year’s program, which focused on peer mentoring, visit futuresinitiative.org/mentors, a site created by participating students.

We invite you to encourage your students to apply for this program by completing this online application form by Wednesday, May 31. The application form contains more details for the program and for the application process.

Collaborative learning enables people to learn material even more deeply than more traditional teaching methods. It is also an excellent way to develop transferable skills such as collaboration, identifying needs and resources, learning with and from others, building trust, and striving toward shared goals—all of which will benefit students during their time at CUNY and beyond. Students also gain a variety of skills that will be beneficial for many careers that require collaboration, learning with and from others, building trust, and striving toward shared and common goals.

All CUNY undergraduate students are welcome to apply. Past participants who attended the Peer Mentoring workshop last summer are welcome to apply for a second term.

Learn more and apply here by May 31.

Thank you all for your support of this program!

Best,

Lauren Melendez
Undergraduate Leadership Director and Administrative Specialist
The Futures Initiative

Mike Rifino
Graduate Fellow and Undergraduate Leadership Co-Director
The Futures Initiative

The Futures Initiative and HASTAC@CUNY advocate greater equity and innovation in higher education through student-centered teaching and learning, and promote reinvestment in higher education as a public good.

Considering graduate school?

From the Educational Opportunity and Diversity Office:

Hello Students,

I’d like to pass on a great opportunity for those of you interested in getting a PhD and teaching/researching at the collegiate level; The CUNY Pipeline Program.

The Pipeline Program is a CUNY-wide initiative designed to provide educational and financial support to CUNY undergraduates from groups currently underrepresented in our nation’s universities who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in preparation for college-level teaching and advanced research.

It consists of a 6-week intensive summer institute in which fellows take a research seminar in either the social sciences or the humanities designed to introduce them to graduate-level work and research skills. They also take courses on critical thinking and writing, Grad School 101, and intensive GRE preparation. The following fall and spring semesters include monthly meetings with graduate student mentors and a spring semester research conference where fellows present a research project. Perhaps the most important aspect of the Pipeline Program is the attention to each student’s unique mix of experiences and identity, disciplinary interests, and academic goals.

I encourage you to visit the Pipeline website (www.diversiphd.com) to find out more info or to contact the Pipeline Program.