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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Wednesday, May 22 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Topics in Inclusive Pedagogy: Approaches and Strategies for Inclusive Assessment

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Current conversations in higher education have helped highlight the importance of developing assignments and assessments aimed at achieving outcomes that are both learning-focussed and equity-centered. How might we ask students to practice and perform what they are learning in asset-based ways that connect to who our students are and the strengths that they bring to the classroom? How can we create diverse ways for students to demonstrate their growing proficiencies? This workshop will raise some of the key issues to consider for designing inclusive assessments, and will outline strategies and approaches for educators and practitioners.

This workshop is designed for faculty and student-facing staff in order to support them in examining inclusive practices and approaches to assessment. Strategies that will be outlined include: blind grading to counter biases; multi-modal assessments that give students some choice in how they demonstrate what they have learned; contract or co-constructed assessments to create student agency in how they are graded; and increasing explicit communication with students about the norms of assessment and grading within a given discipline. Participants will explore ways to integrate inclusive assessment design into their practices.


Michelle Ohnona

Program Manager for Diversity Initiatives

Wednesday May 22, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Film Screening Room