Posts By: Christa Pluff

Bringing Theory to Practice Case Study on the Engelhard Project

The Engelhard Project for Connecting Life and Learning was recently featured in a series of case studies commissioned by the Bringing Theory to Practice (BTtoP) Project, the group which provided funding for Engelhard from 2005 to 2015, when it was permanently endowed by the Charles Engelhard Foundation. Highlighting BTtoP programming at California State University, Chico, Dickinson College, Kingsborough Community College &… Read more »

CNDLS Hosts US Department of Education for “Reimagining Higher Education”

On June 30, the US Department of Education invited more than 100 college and university administrators and experts, faculty and researchers, policy makers, and funders to “Reimagining Higher Education,” hosted jointly by CNDLS and The Red House. Aimed at bringing together thinkers and doers, this convening focused on designing equity in and access to higher… Read more »

HowToCollege: Mentoring API for Higher Ed Students

In March 2016, CNDLS Executive Director Eddie Maloney took part in the Indie EdTech Data Summit, co-hosted alongside Kristen Eshleman, Director of Digital Learning Research & Design (dLRN) and Director of Academic Technology at Davidson College, and Adam Croom, Director of Digital Learning at the University of Oklahoma. Sparked by a joint presentation on indie… Read more »

Georgetown Slavery Archive: Domains and Digital History

For some time, students and faculty at Georgetown have sought to record and respond to the university’s historical relationship with slavery, most notably an 1838 slave sale authorized by then President Rev. Thomas F. Mulledy, S.J. to fund continued operations. This year, the university has attracted considerable media attention for its institution-wide focus on this… Read more »

2016 Doyle Symposium: “Engaging Diversity, Building Peace, Changing Communities”

On Wednesday, March 30, 2016, the Doyle Engaging Difference Program hosted its seventh annual Doyle Symposium, which focused on the importance of engaging difference and creating inclusive communities in an era of increasing global interconnectedness. This year’s symposium drew nearly 200 students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet offered a keynote reflection… Read more »

Congratulations to CNDLS Staff!

This semester has been an exciting one, with several CNDLS staff receiving recognition for their work both in and outside of the Car Barn. This semester, Evee Ung, a CNDLS Graduate Associate on the Faculty Initiatives team, won the Ora Mary Phelam Poetry Prize through the Department of English. Established in 1988 by Georgetown Alumnus… Read more »

Why “The Digital” in High Impact Learning Practices

On February 25, Gelardin New Media Center and the Georgetown University Writing Program hosted a workshop on the role of digital projects in high-impact educational practices (HIPs). Facilitated by Beth Godbee, Assistant Professor of English at Marquette University, this event brought together faculty and staff from across campus to share best practices and explore new… Read more »

Active Learning in STEM Fields and Beyond: AT Workshop with Linda Hodges

For decades, evidence has shown that active engagement with course material increases student retention, but active learning techniques might still feel at odds with existing STEM pedagogies. On February 24, the Apprenticeship in Teaching program addressed this tension in conversation with Dr. Linda Hodges, Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Director of the Faculty… Read more »

2016 Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professors

This week, Provost Groves announced the inaugural holders of the Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor title. Instituted in Fall 2015, this program is intended to acknowledge Georgetown faculty at the associate professor rank who are performing exceptionally well in research, teaching, and service, but have not previously been recognized publicly by the university. From several nominations, all of… Read more »