Posts Categorized: resources

Coffee and Conversation With Your Students: The Midnight Mug’s Office Hours Program

For many Georgetown students and faculty, coffee is not simply a want, but a necessity. Seeing an opportunity to capitalize on students’ affinity for caffeine and frequent library visits, the Midnight Mug, located on the second floor of Lauinger Library, developed a unique program for professors and teaching assistants (TAs) to hold office hours at… Read more »

CNDLS Design Studio: New Processes for Online Course Development

Every summer, CNDLS works with faculty from across campus to design and develop online courses, in conjunction with the School of Continuing Studies (SCS). With many Georgetown undergraduates leaving the Hilltop after spring semester, these online courses are an alternative option to on-campus summer classes. This year, in partnership with SCS faculty, CNDLS designed and… Read more »

2017 Teaching, Learning and Innovation Summer Institute Recap

Each year, we here at CNDLS strive to put together a diverse, engaging conference called the Teaching, Learning and Innovation Summer Institute (TLISI) aimed at bringing our Georgetown community of faculty, staff and students together to learn and grow. Working under the theme of Complexity, Diversity and Change: Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century,… Read more »

Looking Forward: A Community Site for GU Domains

This June, a group of CNDLS staff attended the Domains 2017 conference in Oklahoma City and presented their exciting vision for a Domains Community Site—a community space where users can create, collaborate and discover with each other in an online environment. The presenters, who included CNDLS’ Yianna Vovides, Yong Lee, and Marie Selvanadin in addition… Read more »

Get Backward on Technology

These days there’s always some new technology, something new and shiny, to bring into the classroom. But “new” and “shiny” are not, in themselves, good reasons to adopt a new technology in your classroom; nor are they good reasons to reject it. Whether we’re talking about a virtual reality headset, a collaborative online game, the… Read more »

Charged Learning Spaces: Teaching After the Election

In the aftermath of the 2016 election, many classrooms have become charged and fraught spaces. Regardless of the subject matter, students carry their feelings and opinions into the room. Some may be elated and others may be shaken, grieving, and fearful; any of these feelings (and more) might affect students’ ability to learn. In some… Read more »

Teach Responsively: Hear from Students with a Mid-Semester Group Feedback Session

How are your classes going? The middle of the semester, while there’s still time to make adjustments, is a great time to ask that question, but we know finding the answer might be difficult. Luckily, CNDLS is here to help. As part of our assessment work, CNDLS offers Mid-Semester Group Feedback sessions—otherwise known as MSGFs—to any… Read more »

Advice for New (from Not-So-New) Faculty

The start of the academic year brings several thousand new Hoyas to the Hilltop, but not all of them are students! As part of New Faculty Orientation, CNDLS spoke with ten experienced Georgetown faculty—Nathan Hensley (English), Leslie Hinkson (Sociology), Theresa Keeley (SFS), Jason Tilan (Nursing), Matthew Pavesich (English), Lahra Smith (SFS), Dennis Williams (English), Yulia… Read more »

Create Meaningful Learning Experiences with Curricular Enrichment & Diversity Grants

Want to add a co-curricular activity to your course, but need additional support? Have a guest speaker in mind who would be perfect for your course, but your department doesn’t have funds available? There are many ways to engage students and offer transformative experiences in (and outside of) your classroom, but it’s not always easy—and not… Read more »