Welcome to Georgetown University’s Teaching, Learning & Innovation Summer Institute, hosted by the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship.

TLISI offers Georgetown University faculty and staff from all campuses the opportunity to explore strategies for excellence in teaching and learning. This year’s Institute will focus on several topic areas, including effective teaching and learning practices, inclusive pedagogies, technology-enhanced learning, Ignatian pedagogy, cross-institutional and cross-departmental collaborations, and more.

We hope you’ll join us in our efforts to make TLISI "green"! We’re partnering with the Office of Sustainability to reduce the environmental impact from this year’s Institute by providing compostable materials and expanding our recycling presence.  Each registrant will also receive a free aluminum water bottle upon picking up your name badge at registration.  You can help us Go Green by bringing your reusable water bottle back with you each day, as we will be limiting our supply of single-use plastics throughout the week.  Stop by our information table anytime Monday-Thursday to learn about ways that you can help your office Go Green!
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Tuesday, May 21 • 12:00pm - 1:45pm
(Livestream Attendance) - Lunch Plenary - Teaching and Learning Behind Bars

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Marc M. Howard is Professor of Government and Law, and the founding Director of the Prisons and Justice Initiative, at Georgetown University. He is one of the country's leading voices and advocates for criminal justice and prison reform. His academic research addresses the deep challenges of contemporary democracy and the tragedy of criminal justice and prisons in America.

The author of three books and dozens of scholarly articles, his work has received numerous awards, including from the American Political Science Association and the International Studies Association. His most recent book is Unusually Cruel: Prisons, Punishment, and the Real American Exceptionalism. He is also a prize-winning teacher, and his "Prisons and Punishment" course has become one of the most sought-after courses at Georgetown.

This session will explore the many reasons for providing education to incarcerated people. It will highlight the tremendous benefits for incarcerated students themselves--who develop a stronger sense of self, critical reasoning skills, and debate as a tool for conflict resolution--as well as for carceral facilities, which run more smoothly and peacefully when their residents are engaged and motivated. It will provide examples from the new Georgetown Prison Scholars Program at the DC Jail, which now offers two credit-bearing courses per semester, along with a host of non-credit courses.

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Marc M. Howard

Professor of Government and Law and Director, Prisons and Justice Initiative, Georgetown University
Marc M. Howard is the Co-Executive Director and co-founder of the Pivot Program. He is also the founding director of the Prisons and Justice Initiative (PJI) at Georgetown University, which brings together scholars, practitioners, and students to combat the problem of mass incarceration. Marc is one of the country’s leading voices and advocates for criminal justice and prison reform. His academic research addresses the deep challenges... Read More →

Tuesday May 21, 2019 12:00pm - 1:45pm EDT