Posts Tagged: TLISI 2016

From PODS to Canvas: College Deans Move Advising Manuals Online

As part of the 2016 Teaching, Learning, and Innovation Summer Institute (TLISI), CNDLS once more offered Productive Open Design Spaces (PODS), a series of design-centered workshops giving faculty and staff the time and space to collaborate with colleagues on curricular and pedagogical projects of their own design. Facilitated by the Education Design Lab, PODS comprises… Read more »

“Awesome, Enlightening, and Challenging”: A Week with PODS

Throughout TLISI 2016, eight groups of professors, staff, students, and researchers started their mornings at the Productive Open Design Space (PODS). In its second year, PODS offers teams the opportunity to work on a project related to teaching and learning in a flexible studio environment as part of TLISI. In 2015, teams produced a wide… Read more »

Inclusive Pedagogy Take-Aways

The final gathering of the Doyle IPC offered participants the chance to use the full day to think through what they had learned and experienced throughout the week. The day began with a discussion of how participants are atypical and how they are surprising practitioners in their field. This discussion provided some groundwork for the… Read more »

Digital Humanities at Georgetown

As part of the Digital Humanities Panel, an interdisciplinary group of Georgetown faculty shared examples, methods, and ideas about how to build a network of resources to support digital humanities efforts across campus. In one example, Michael Ferreira (Spanish & Portuguese) collaborated with Mark Davies (BYU) to make the “O Corpus do Português” (a Portuguese corpus.)… Read more »

Title IX: “Preventing and Responding to Sexual Misconduct”

On Wednesday morning of TLISI, Georgetown staff Jen Schweer (Associate Director of Sexual Assault and Prevention Services), Laura Cutway (Title IX Coordinator), and Adam Adler (University Counsel) gave a presentation entitled “The Culture of Care: Preventing and Responding to Sexual Misconduct.” Together, these three presenters worked to review the basics of employee responsibility in adhering… Read more »

Artifacts, Talks, and Chocolate—Oh My!

The social hour on the third day of TLISI 2016 served as a capstone to the past three years of the Initiative for Technology-Enhanced Learning (ITEL) and combined a series of lightning talks from ITEL awardees and hands-on exhibits of faculty projects with a chocolate fountain, creating a fun and celebratory environment for the nearly… Read more »

Bias and Intersectionality of Student Identities in the Classroom

Daviree Velázquez facilitated a second session in the Social Room Wednesday on self-awareness and implicit bias in the higher ed context, leading off with establishing “conditions for success” for the discussion among attendees of the workshop—a tie-in to a practice learned earlier in the day during the Facilitating Difficult Discussions workshop. These conditions emerged from… Read more »

Reinvigorating the Lecture: New Approaches to the Old Method

Once the norm for college classrooms, lectures nowadays are taboo. Not only perceived as old-fashioned and outmoded, lectures and lecturers receive a fair amount of scorn, the former considered to distance students from the content, and the latter portrayed as attention-seeking performers. Lectures render students passive, bored, disengaged. Lecturers are “sages on stages,” acting out… Read more »

Avoidance of a Difficult Discussion Has Consequences for Students

Facilitating Difficult Discussions began with a question posed by Joselyn Lewis, the workshop co-facilitator (along with James Olsen): “What does it mean to you as an individual when I say ‘avoidance has consequences’?” All at the workshop were invited to respond to this question during their introductions. At their tables, attendees shared scenarios of difficult… Read more »

Opportunities and Challenges of Online Teaching

In “What Does Teaching Online Look Like at Georgetown,” faculty who have been experimenting with online teaching tools shared their experience with Canvas, Blackboard, and Moodle through three rotating discussions. The goal of the discussion was to help faculty who are novice or still hesitating about online teaching to achieve better understanding about the affordance… Read more »