Posts Categorized: resources

Supporting Students: Mental Health Resources to Share

Over half of college students experience mental health challenges. In light of Mental Illness Awareness Week, this post is dedicated to sharing some key mental health resources available to the Georgetown community. Consider including these and an array of other campus resources in your syllabus (if they’re not there already) or sharing them on your… Read more »

Digital Tools to Support Your Teaching This Year

We recognize it may be easy to get swept away with conversations about AI as the most prominent technology in higher education right now (evidenced by our guidance on teaching with AI, for example). Though new AI tools are top of mind—and are likely to be for a while—we’re continuing to develop and support you… Read more »

New Faculty Meet CNDLS

The Car barn doors at a low 45 degree angle looking up.

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

Screenshot of a computer generated house, looking down at it a 45 degree angle. The house is situated among a green yard with mountains in the background.

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 »

Supporting Undergraduate Research at Georgetown: New Podcast Episode

Opportunities for undergraduate students to engage in research can be profoundly impactful for learning and mentorship experiences, while also providing opportunities for institutions to further scholarship and research in various fields (Adebisi, 2022; Blanton, 2008; Knight et al, 2021). While there are several ways for students to get involved in undergraduate research at Georgetown, many… Read more »

Multimodal and Multimedia Storytelling Using StoryMaps

On March 16, CNDLS hosted a Digital Learning Webinar on ways to incorporate StoryMaps in course design. ArcGis’ StoryMaps is an online digital storytelling platform which uses maps and multimedia to enable users to shape narratives about any topic, spanning any discipline. ArcGis’ blog post on DC’s famous cherry blossom trees serves as one example… 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 »

Small Teaching: Considerations for Teaching this Spring 

This week, in preparation for the first day of classes, we hosted another rendition of Digital Learning Days, an opportunity to bring together faculty, graduate students, and staff across Georgetown to discuss using digital tools in everyday teaching, and as always, core principles of effective pedagogy. We were joined by Jesse Meiller (Environmental Science), Jason… Read more »

Using a Curriculum Enrichment Grant to Support Primate Research in Kenya

Launched under the Georgetown Learning Initiative (GLI), curriculum enrichment/experiential learning grants (CEGs) support course-related activities that strengthen the intellectual climate. These grants were designed after “Call to Action: Curriculum and Learning at Georgetown”, which asked us to commit to enhancing the undergraduate learning culture by engaging all students. Consequently, these grants support course-related activities, speakers,… Read more »