ACCELERATE ACADEMIA: As a member, you will become part of a research network through which to workshop ideas and develop practical knowledge in a manner that accelerates, intensifies and transversalizes existing academic frameworks. The New Centre is an expanding network of organizers, affiliates, members and friends from a vast array of fields and disciplines including digital pedagogy, computer programming and scholarship in the arts and sciences. We are coming together to assist those interested in seeking knowledge in arts, sciences and humanities. Our goal is to augment conventional research practices of reading and learning at the graduate level.
ECOLOGIZE KNOWLEDGE: As a member of The New Centre, you will gain access to connections, resources and services that ecologize what otherwise might remain isolated practices of knowledge production and distribution. The success of the membership drive will facilitate group research projects, the maintenance of affordable enrollment fees for graduate-level seminars, the offsetting of overall operating costs for the year, and the provision of more adequate payments to the instructors for their work. In addition, funds raised will be applied towards scholarships for those who deserve to study with us, but cannot afford our programs.
SHAPE THE FUTURE: As a member, you will ensure democratic control over The New Centre through voting participation in our annual general meetings, thereby assisting the Organizing Committee and the Board of Directors the future plans of the organization. Further, by becoming a Member or a Friend of The New Centre, you will directly contribute to the development and sustainability of the institution, while holding those of us involved with the day to day activities accountable for the quality of our work and the effectiveness of our actions.
Membership with The New Centre will engages you as a part of our mission to accelerate academia, ecologize knowledge and shape the future, both inside and outside the institution. Any additional funds raised beyond our initial goals will go towards recapacitating what The New Centre can do, including planning and holding an annual Summer Program, organizing symposia and conferences, launching a publishing platform and digital library, and organizing a working group to develop The New Centre’s website into an open-source and non-commercialized social media nexus.
The New Centre offers several levels of membership in addition to regular seminar enrollment, which together enable us to offer affordable graduate-level seminars, provide access to our archived seminar videos, plan and hold our summer school, organize symposia and conferences, facilitate group research projects, and enable members to distribute their materials on our mailing list, amongst other services. Aside from helping to support the operating costs of The New Centre, our paid memberships ensure democratic control over the institution by providing voting participation in our annual general meeting.
Seminar enrollment is available without prerequisites, and regardless of Membership, Friendship, or admittance into a New Centre Certificate Program. By being enrolled, you get a chance to closely work with your instructor and other enrolled students on the topic of the seminar. Enrollment will entitle you to access our video archive from the day you pay for the seminar until 8 weeks after the last seminar session. Enrolled students also get access to all the seminar material via Google Classroom. Credits and payments spent on all enrolled seminars can be rolled forward into a future certificate program application if they were taken within 12 months of the application being made.
Membership with The New Centre is 150 USD per year and provides access to all seminars in The New Centre’s archive, access to research resources and peer-to-peer reference assistance, access to posting your own announcements on the member mailing list, attendance at The New Centre Summer School at a reduced rate and participation and voting rights in The New Centre’s Annual General Meeting. General Members are added to the mailing list through which you will receive our monthly email updates regarding our internal seminars/events, as well as relevant external announcements from our affiliates and members (calls for papers or book proposals, conferences, workshops, etc.) In addition, you will be invited to join our Google+ Community, a social network of students, instructors, researchers, and affiliates involved with The New Centre. FOR ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP PAYMENT OF $150 USD:
FRIENDSHIP DRIVE //// UNTIL JANUARY 1 2017 THE FRIENDSHIP RATE HAS BEEN REDUCED TO 675.
A Friends of The New Centre Membership is 750 USD and is a LIFETIME membership. It provides everything available to General Members, as well as a one credit seminar per year*, attendance at The New Centre’s Summer Program at no cost, receipt of tax exemption in accordance with financial support and thanks in writing in all of The New Centre’s publications for one year. As do General Members, Friends of The New Centre Members also receive library access to all seminars in The New Centre’s archive, access to research resources and peer-to-peer assistance, access to posting your own announcements on the member mailing list, participation and voting rights in the New Centre’s Annual General Meeting. The Friends of The New Centre Members are added to the mailing list through which you will receive our monthly email updates regarding our internal seminars/events, as well as relevant external announcements from our affiliates and members (calls for papers or book proposals, conferences, workshops, etc.). In addition, you will be invited to join our Google+ Community, a social network of students, instructors, researchers, and affiliates involved with The New Centre.
** You may choose to apply this as a 1 credit discount to 2 or 3 credit seminars to reduce the cost.