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Reimagining Higher Education: Designing the Future(s) of the University Project Showcase

How would we design a university if we were starting one today? This and many other thought-provoking questions were among the topics of discussion at the close of the first day of TLISI. The goal of the showcase was to explore the various forms of experimentation and educational initiatives taking place around the university. Participants… Read more »

Using Technology to Enhance Instructional Continuity

When snow days, conferences, or other disruptions occur, instructional continuity plans can be used to keep courses and students on track. This TLISI session, presented on Monday, May 18, included a panel of instructors who gathered to discuss how they have used technology to implement and enhance instructional continuity. Panelists described a wide range of… Read more »

Designing for Depth of Change in Higher Education: Opening Plenary with Jeff Selingo

Kicking off the 14th session of TLISI, plenary speaker Jeff Selingo, author of New York Times best selling College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students, laid out some of the tough questions facing higher education today. Ranging from the rise of non-traditional students to the crush of increasing financial… Read more »

Reflective Identities: Incorporating Reflection into the Classroom

Amanda Munroe, Curriculum Coordinator at the Center of Social Justice Research and Andria Wisler, Executive Director for the Center for Social Justice (CSJ), facilitated a session devoted to reflection in the classroom on Monday, May 18 during the first day of the Teaching, Learning, and Innovation Summer Institute (TLISI). Both Andria and Amanda are making immense progress… Read more »

Georgetown faculty awarded Andrew Carnegie Fellowship

Congratulations to Georgetown Associate Professor Dr. Keir A. Lieber on receiving an Andrew Carnegie Fellowship.     The Carnegie Corporation of New York recently named 32 academics from around the U.S. as the 2015 class of a new major fellowship program. This new program will assist scholars from the social sciences and humanities fields by… Read more »

The Climate Change Imperative: What Every Georgetown Student Should Know About Climate Change

The Red House released a video on Earth Day sharing the perspectives of Georgetown faculty and administrators on educating students about climate change.   Georgetown is currently embarking on a comprehensive journey to explore the relationship between climate change and a Georgetown education. As a co-sponsor of this venture, titled Global Future(s) Curriculum Studio, CNDLS… Read more »

The Doyle Film and Culture Series

The Doyle Film and Culture Series has continued to be an inspiring success in the 2014-2015 academic year, with a record number of students attending six screenings of thought-provoking alternative theatre. Most recently, the Doyle Engaging Difference Program co-sponsored a screening of the documentary Wrenched as part of the 23rd Environmental Film Festival in DC,… Read more »

2015 GSO Teaching Awards

Congratulations to the recipients of this year’s Graduate Student Organization Teaching awards. CNDLS was happy to work with the GSO in selecting the award winners. Congratulations once again!   2015 GSO Award Winners Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award Science: Lisette Fred (Chemistry) Social Sciences: Paula Ganga (Government) Humanities: Michael Friedman (Theology) At-Large: Alexander Massad (Theology)… Read more »

2015 Doyle Engaging Difference Symposium

The annual Doyle Engaging Difference Symposium brings together constituents from across Georgetown University to engage in dialogue about diversity, difference, and understanding on campus, in our lives, and around the world. Past symposia have included presentations from faculty, alumni, and other guest speakers. This year’s symposium, held on April 10, created a space for six… Read more »

Look who dropped by CNDLS!

edX colleagues Erin Brown, xConsortium and Strategic Events Director, and Paula Bertrand, edX Executive Assistant, visited with CNDLS staff Anna Kruse and Alexis Downey this week. The group shared ideas to advance the relationship between Georgetown and edX. CNDLS is looking forward to a continued strong partnership!