Posts Categorized: News

New Faculty Meet CNDLS

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On Thursday, September 14, the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship hosted a luncheon for faculty new to Georgetown University. CNDLS staff offered one-on-one time, and the gathering served as an opportunity for incoming faculty to meet colleagues in other departments, and get to know CNDLS programs.

Engelhard Professor Sylvia Önder’s Reflection on the “Care House” Concept

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Engelhard Faculty Fellow Sylvia W. Önder, Teaching Professor in Anthropology, Head of the Turkish Program, and Core Faculty in the Disability Studies Program reflects on teaching with Care Houses in her courses. Amidst the shock of having the Spring 2020 semester interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, we entered a period in which everything seemed uncertain…. Read more »

CNDLS/Library Collaboration Supports Innovative Scholarship

This year, CNDLS worked with the Georgetown University Library to offer a pilot program for Digital Research and Innovation (DRI) at Georgetown. This program offers faculty an opportunity to enhance their research with digital tools and methodologies, as well as staff support in learning and implementing those technologies.  In the Fall semester, we invited faculty… Read more »

Gender in the Classroom: New Podcast Episode from What We’re Learning About Learning

Gender profoundly affects identity and power structures in the classroom, and many faculty who recognize this are working thoughtfully to promote gender inclusivity in their classrooms. In doing so, they are drawing from a wealth of good evidence-based practices. Indeed, recent scholarship has strived to move from understanding biases in the classroom to preparing effective… Read more »

The Impact of the Ukrainian Crisis on Higher Education

Since the invasion of Ukraine began on February 24, Georgetown has responded in myriad ways. From public prayer sessions to organized support by student clubs, the Georgetown community has expressed solidarity with the people of Ukraine. Katya Sedova, a student from Ukraine currently studying at Georgetown’s Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS), expressed her faith… Read more »

This Week in Higher Ed – The Harvard Sexual Assault Case

Accordingly to two recent articles from Inside Higher Ed and The Chronicle of Higher Education, Harvard University largely ignored reports of repeated sexual assaults on the part of a long-time professor, perpetuating a culture of indifference towards sexual assault.

Women in Leadership – This Week in Higher Ed

This week, we examine two articles that talk about women in leadership. These articles from Inside Higher Ed and The Chronicle of Higher Education talk about the importance of women in leadership at colleges, highlighting issues such as increased pay and the need for greater representation of women in colleges.

Higher Ed in the News: 7/20

This week on Higher Ed in the News, retention data shows declines across higher ed and a push to make the famed U.S. News rankings more equitable. The fall of 2020 saw “unprecedented” retention declines A new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center found that the rate of first-year students returning for a… Read more »

Higher Ed in the News: 6/7

This week on Higher Ed in the News: the EEOC weighs in on vaccination requirements, a new bill underlines the Democratic stance on student athletes, and a state university system task force works to address inequality. You can read previous editions of this series here.