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 • 3:10pm - 4:10pm
(In-Person Attendance) - The Student Sense of Belonging at Georgetown: What We’ve Learned from the Data and Where We Go Next

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Georgetown is committed to a whole-institution approach to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. As part of efforts to better understand academic, financial, social and structural barriers affecting student success, The Hub for Equity and Innovation in Higher Education - working in partnership with the Georgetown Scholars Program and Community Scholars Program - conducted a study on attitudes of belonging among first-generation college students. For this study, we are using SenseMaker, a novel, narrative-based research tool that allows for a rich, mixed methods approach to understanding complex issues inherent in students’ sense of belonging. The tool guides individuals through the telling and interpretation of a short story and then aggregates these annotations into a network model, revealing larger patterns that traditional surveys fail to uncover. In addition to informing changes to practices on our own campus, we hope to contribute to the broader national conversations with this research.

We hope that faculty, staff and students from diverse campus units join us at this session. Audience members will learn about survey findings and be asked to brainstorm structural solutions in their respective units for improving the first-generation student experience at Georgetown. Audience members will also have the opportunity to learn more about the narrative survey tool and consider how it might be adaptable to their own research questions.

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Adanna Johnson

Associate Vice President, Georgetown University
Dr. Adanna J. Johnson is Associate Vice President for Student Equity and Inclusion and leads the Office of Student Equity and Inclusion (OSEI) at Georgetown University. OSEI is an umbrella office for the Center for Multicultural Equity and Access, the Community Scholars Program, the... Read More →
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Heidi Elmendorf

Director, Hub for Equity in Education; Associate Professor of Biology, Georgetown University
Professor Heidi Elmendorf has been at Georgetown University since 1999 as a faculty member in the Department of Biology.Prof. Elmendorf has spent her research career in the field of global health, studying parasitic diseases that primarily affect some of the world’s most underprivileged... Read More →

Tuesday May 21, 2019 3:10pm - 4:10pm EDT
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