The new Georgetown Learning Initiatives website highlights a number of innovative teaching and learning projects at Georgetown, including Project Rebirth, the Doyle Initiative, the Engelhard Project, and the Telepresence Classroom. You can also find videos of guest speakers, such as Michael Wesch, who have brought transformative ideas about pedagogy to Georgetown. More projects will be added to the site soon, so check back for more!
The new Georgetown Learning Initiatives (GLI) website was launched at last Friday’s “Reimagining Tradition” seminar during the John Carroll Awards Weekend. The GLI represents an integrated collection of projects and strategies designed to promote innovative and transformative teaching and learning at Georgetown, from student-led initiatives to faculty projects to large-scale curricular renewal. The GLI site, currently in a beta version, highlights a number of CNDLS’ ongoing projects with video and other resources. More projects will be added to the site soon.
We are pleased to announce the 2010-2011 Doyle Faculty Fellows. The group includes 16 faculty from a variety of departments across the university. The Doyle courses they will offer next year range from introductory general education courses to upper division courses. For more about the Doyle Initiative, see the Doyle website.
Alisa Carse, Philosophy
Yulia Chentsova Dutton, Psychology
Maria Donoghue, Biology
Nadine Ehlers, Women’s and Gender Studies
Leslie Hinkson, Sociology
Robin Kelley, School of Foreign Service
Meredith McKittrick, History
Marilyn McMorrow, School of Foreign Service
Natsu Onada Power, Performing Arts
Sylvia Onder, Eastern Mediterranean Languages
Ricardo Ortiz, English
Matthew C.J. Rudolph, Government
Christine Schiwietz, Sociology
Elizabeth Stephen, School of Foreign Service
Sarah Stiles, Sociology
Clare Wilde, Theology
Join us for the last of our Web 2.0 Workshops today (Tuesday) at 11 a.m. in the Murray Room in Lauinger Library. Susan Pennestri (CNDLS) and Steve Fernie (Gelardin New Media Center) will lead a discussion on academic uses for Google Earth, including narrated tours, historic map overlays, time animation, and mash-ups with video and photography. More information and a link to register can be found here.
Professor Frank Ambrosio (Philosophy), who has collaborated with CNDLS on the MyDante project, will give a series of three lectures on Dante at the Italian Embassy. These lectures, which will highlight the MyDante website, are free and open to the public, but require registration. The first of the three lectures, “In the Middle of Our Life’s Journey,” will take place on Thursday, May 13, at 6:30pm. For more information or to register, click here.
The Doyle Initiative’s first annual symposium on engaging difference, held on Friday, April 30, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m, will feature three notable alumni. Damien Dwin (MSB ’97), Dasha Smith Dwin (MSB ’95), and Brian Rafferty (CAS’79) will share their thoughts on how they address issues of difference and diversity in their professional careers.
The Doyle Initiative serves the entire Georgetown University community. The Initiative represents a campus-wide collaboration between the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS), and Georgetown College designed to deepen the university’s own commitment to tolerance and diversity and to enhance global awareness of the challenges and opportunities of an era of increasing interconnectedness. The Doyle Initiative is made possible by a generous gift from alumnus and Board of Directors member William J. Doyle (C’72).
For more information, or to RSVP for the event, please see the Doyle Initiative site.
Check out this article from Georgetown Alumni Online on social media in the classroom. The article features SPI’s Global Solver tool, Italian professors’ use of Facebook, and a large-scale course blog hosted on the Georgetown University Digital Commons.
Georgetown’s Engelhard Project has been selected to continue in a third round of the Bringing Theory to Practice (BTtoP) Project. BTtoP is sponsored by the Charles Engelhard Foundation and the Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation, and developed in partnership with the Association of American Colleges and Universities.
Five other institutions will be joining the BTtoP Project for the 2010-2012 round: Oterbein College, the State University of New York-College at Cortland, Tufts University, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Wagner College.
In the next two years, the Engelhard Project will build on its established curriculum infusion initiative to deepen institutionalized knowledge about linkages between psychosocial development and other dimensions of learning. These formalized inquiries will link ongoing assessment of curriculum infusion to other high impact practices (such as civic engagement and undergraduate research and elsewhere in the co-curriculum) as well as to critical sites of learning in practice after graduation. Inquiries and findings will be made visible through an annual institute and virtual environment for studying the evidence of engaged learning.
The Engelhard Team is very excited to continue its great work and continue to have an impact on students’ lives!
For additional information regarding the Bringing Theory to Practice Project and grant support, see www.bringingtheorytopractice.org . More on the Engelhard Project can be found at http://cndls.georgetown.edu/engelhard/ .
Georgetown University in collaboration with CNDLS is participating in the 2nd biannual Jesuit University Humanitarian Action Network (JUHAN) conference. The conference, titled “The Ethics of Humanitarian Action,” will take place on Georgetown’s main campus on June 4-6, 2010. The purpose of the workshop is to train student leaders on how Jesuit universities can make the optimum contribution towards more effective disaster management, including ways to promote prevention and mitigation of natural and manmade disasters, assistance to and protection of victims when prevention is impossible, and reconstruction initiatives to help people rebuild their lives.
Drawing from Georgetown’s unique location in the nation’s capital, “The Ethics of Humanitarian Action” conference will feature speakers from the National Security Council and the Brookings Project on Internal Displacement as well as some of Georgetown’s own esteemed faculty members.
Each of the JUHAN partner universities will choose ten student representatives to attend the conference. Interested students should submit the application to Professor Susan Martin by Thursday, April 22nd. For more information, please contact Susan Martin or Daryl Nardick. More information on JUHAN can be found here.
On Tuesday, April 20, CCT will host a symposium entitled “The Crowd and the Cloud.” Panelists, including CNDLS’ Randy Bass, will explore how crowdsourcing and cloud computing are fostering innovation in various sectors. For the full schedule and to RSVP, click here.