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Miranda Fedock's TLC Thread on Trauma-Informed Pedagogy

Posted on behalf of Teaching and Learning Center Fellow Miranda Fedock on October 3, 2020, by The Graduate Center's TLC, this Twitter thread provided commentary and guidance on the pressing importance of trauma-informed pedagogy during the Covid-19 [...]

"has anyone been told something rather alarming about the final exam policy on Internet outages?"

This Reddit thread, posted on April 2, 2020, documented one student's concerns over the assessment policies of their class if they were to suffer a network outage and were unable to complete a given test as a result of such connectivity concerns. [...]

"My professor isnt responding to her emails"

In this Reddit thread, one student chronicled their struggles navigating course communications on assignments in Blackboard during the Covid-19 pandemic. Part of these anxieties resulted from their inability to maintain contact with their instructor [...]

Considerations for Instructional Continuity

Distributed in March 2020, the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) at The Graduate Center compiled this preemptive guide on navigating the midstream shift to distance learning, along with associated forms of campus-based guidance from other City [...]

"Still being charged Student Activity Fee and CUNY Technology Fee for Summer?"

This Reddit thread, posted on April 12, 2020, resolved CUNY students' questions regarding student activity and technology fees during the summer semester of the Covid-19 pandemic. This item is part of the City University of New York (CUNY) Distance [...]

BLA Trauma Informed Pedagogy Workshop

Developed by the Open Lab at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) in August 2020, this website offered materials and resources on trauma-informed pedagogy, calling for more responsive teaching practices during the pandemic in order to [...]

Letter to Gov. Cuomo Regarding CUNY Cuts

This petition, signed by various CUNY faculty and staff in May 2020, argued against proposed CUNY cuts during the COVID-19 crisis. The signers asked then New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to reverse his decision. Directly addressed to the major [...]

Instagram Post: "This is not the time (not [nor] will it ever be) for cuts that affect the most vulnerable people in our community."

This Instagram post from May 2020, at the onset of imposition by the state of austerity measures in the wake of the pandemic, significantly addresses the ways the cuts affect the most vulnerable members of the CUNY community. This item is part of [...]

Tweet: CUNY is Essential NYC Infrastructure

This tweet, written in May 2020, by a CUNY adjunct lecturer, addressed the importance of funding CUNY given its key role as an "essential NYC infrastructure." This item is part of the City University of New York (CUNY) Distance Learning Archive, a [...]

Tweet: The Same Workers on the Front Line Fighting the Epidemic Are Our Students

This tweet, posted in April 2020 by a CUNY adjunct lecturer, called attention to CUNY students' roles as frontline workers in the pandemic. This point is significant in the discussion of cuts at CUNY affecting students and the broader community. It [...]

Tweet: CUNY and SUNY Faculty and Staff Are Being Asked to Donate 15-20 hrs

This tweet, written in May 2020, documented the fact that CUNY and SUNY faculty and staff were being asked to volunteer their labor to support NYS's Contact Tracing initiative despite drastic cuts in CUNY funding and reductions in contingent workers [...]

Tweet: During the Great Depression CUNY Expanded

This tweet from May 2020, recognized NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams's public support for funding CUNY and his argument that CUNY had expanded during the Great Depression by opening two new senior colleges in Brooklyn and Queens. In addition to [...]

Tweet: Commitment to Stand Unified Against All Layoffs, Class Size Increases, and Cuts

This Rank and File Action tweet from May 2020 circulated an Open Letter against CUNY layoffs, increases to class size, and other budget cuts. The document is a representation of collective action during the pandemic and an active pushback against [...]

Tweet: NY Boricua Resistance Stands in Solidarity Against Austerity Measures for CUNY

This tweet from May 2020 addressed the New York Boricua [Puerto Rican] Resistance's support for funding CUNY. It is a representation of the external solidarity for CUNY expressed in this moment, connecting CUNY to the broader community and the fight [...]

Tweet: Thanks @AOC for Standing with @CUNY Adjuncts

This tweet from the CUNY Professional Staff Congress (the union of CUNY faculty, staff and graduate students) from May 2020, recognized U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's public support for funding CUNY, a perhaps too rare example from a [...]

Tweet: Thank you @SenGianaris for calling for new revenues to protect adjunct jobs and the quality of a @CUNY education.

This tweet by the CUNY Professional Staff Congress (the union of CUNY faculty, staff, and graduate students) from May 2020 recognized New York State Senator Michael Gianaris's public support for funding CUNY, a important example of an expression of [...]

Tweet: Thank you @CatalinaCruzNY for fighting to protect jobs at @CUNY and for standing up for adjuncts

This tweet by the CUNY Professional Staff Congress (the union of CUNY faculty, staff, and graduate students) from May 2020 ecognized New York State Assemblymember Catalina Cruz's support for funding CUNY, an example of an expression of solidarity [...]

Tweet: Thanks @agounardes for being a strong advocate for @CUNY and for joining us today to fight for adjunct jobs and new taxes on the rich to protect public education.

This tweet by the CUNY Professional Staff Congress (the union of CUNY faculty, staff, and graduate students) from May 2020 recognized New York State Senator Andrew Gounardes's support for funding CUNY, an example of an expression of solidarity for [...]

Tweet: PSC Thanks Sen. John C. Liu for Showing support for the Caravan to Stop Layoffs and Fund CUNY

This tweet by the CUNY Professional Staff Congress (the union of CUNY faculty, staff, and graduate students) from May 2020 recognized New York State Senator John C. Liu's support for the May Day caravan and for funding for CUNY, an example of an [...]

Tweet: I stand with CUNY faculty, staff, and students.

This tweet, posted in May 2020 by US Representative Jamaal Bowman, is an indication of an expression of solidarity for CUNY at the federal level. This item is part of the City University of New York (CUNY) Distance Learning Archive, a group [...]

Tweet: CARAVAN PROTEST TO SAVE LIVES, SAVE JOBS AND SAVE CUNY IN BROOKLYN

This tweet from May 2020 described auto caravan protests against cuts at CUNY. It documented community-wide activism and solidarity in support of CUNY's long fight against austerity policies. This item is part of the City University of New York [...]

Why Occupy Wall Street?/ ¿Por qué debemos ocupar Wall Street?

Citing Henry Blodget's article in "Business Insider" this bilingual informational leaflet states why one should join the 99% and join the Occupy Wall Street actions. High corporate profits, extreme income disparity and low social mobility are some [...]

Student Week of Action in Defense of Education

Occupy CUNY circulated this informational leaflet for a “Student Week of Actions” (November 14-21, 2011) in defense of education, and in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street. The schedule of Graduate Center Events included a student strike, a [...]

A Spring Romance Blossoms for CUNY's Chancellor?

Satirical leaflets made by Occupy CUNY about Chancellor Matthew Goldstein's relationship to Kroll, Inc., a security advising company that CUNY hired to conduct a biased investigatory report about a November 21, 2011 incident at Baruch College. On [...]

"Policing Public Education? Hell No!" Stencil

Stencil made during November 2011 CUNY struggles against tuition increases and NYPD/CUNY security assaults on campus dissent. CUNY hired Kroll, Inc , a security advising company to conduct a biased investigatory report about a November 21, 2011 [...]

Occupy CUNY Curriculum Session Samples

Curriculum made for CUNY classrooms in conjunction with the "Occupy the Octopi" poster (made for an October 21, 2011, Occupy CUNY teach-in at Washington Square Park) and a flyer for the November 17, 2011, OWS Student Strike, both created by the [...]

Protest Checklist

Occupy CUNY created this checklist for an “awesome protest.” Tips included writing the National Lawyer’s Guild number on your arm, twitter update information and advice for affinity groups. Contact information for the Occupy CUNY support team [...]

Item Type: Text (Flier / Leaflet (1 or 2 page handout))
Another City is Possible

This flyer announces a week of actions in NYC against budget cuts, austerity and global economic justice. May 14th concentrated on education and students with leafleting and picketing for quality public schools, free education and against student [...]

Action Calendar

This action calendar announced actions and events for 2012-2013. Doctoral Students Council plenaries, CUNY Board of Trustee meetings and Free University Week are some of the highlights. Occupy CUNY organized around fighting the militarization of [...]

Free University Week Flier

This Free University of New York flyer is call for workshops for the first Free University Week which was held at Madison Square park. The Free University of New York City is an experiment in radical education building on the historic tradition of [...]

Item Type: Text (Flier / Leaflet (1 or 2 page handout))
Decolonize Climate Justice

The Decolonize Climate Justice bilingual flyer is a call for workshops and volunteers. Held one day before the historic climate march in NYC, the Free University offered workshops, teach-ins, direct action trainings and indigenous performances [...]

Item Type: Text (Flier / Leaflet (1 or 2 page handout))
Subjects: Activism, Politics
"Chancellor Goldstein's Wedding Invitation"

This invitation to a mock wedding between Chancellor Goldstein and Kroll Security Group announces the protest in the form of a satirical wedding procession and ceremony, which was held on May 1, 2012. Chancellor Matthew Goldstein hired Kroll [...]

Transforming Assembly

This promotional flyer and schedule invited students of all ages to the James Gallery for a week of activities in celebration of public education. In collaboration with the Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency’s exhibition Common Assembly, [...]

Thursday's Special

This satirical menu featured dishes called “democratic” university, “meaningful” academic employment, “right to peaceful protests” and “safe and secure” learning places and was part of a pop-up political theater action created by the [...]

Radical Teach In

This flyer announces a radical-teach by CUNY Graduate Center students on October 21, 2011, in Washington Square Park. An offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement, Occupy CUNY organized around fighting the militarization of CUNY campuses, and [...]

Student Help Project Timeline

The Student Help Project was a collective of Queens College student activists who volunteered to tutor schoolchildren in Jamaica, Queens and Prince Edward County, Virginia in 1963. The Student Help Project Timeline exhibits archival items donated by [...]

Student Help Project Art Book

The Student Help Project Art Book was produced by Queens College graphic design students to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Student Help Project. The Art Book visualizes the legal struggle for desegregation and equal opportunity to quality [...]

School Boycott

This exhibition includes flyers promoting The School Boycott which occurred on February 3rd, 1964. It was organized by local New York City civil rights leaders, and members of the NAACP and CORE. More than 450,000 students boycotted their public [...]

Mississippi Freedom Summer

This exhibit consists of photographs and flyers highlighting the participation of Queens College student activists in the Mississippi Freedom Summer of 1964. In particular, many of these students were involved in the Meridian Freedom School [...]

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