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 • 10:55am - 11:55am
Classroom-based Undergraduate Research Experiences: The CURE for Teaching and Learning in STEM?

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Classroom-based Undergraduate Research Experiences or CUREs are gaining currency among STEM faculty in many disciplines, including Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Advantages include getting more students of diverse backgrounds involved in authentic research (i.e., research projects with an unknown outcome and of importance to stakeholders including the scientific community) than can be accommodated using the traditional summer research model. Disadvantages can include costs for equipment and supplies, and sacrificing content in order to have time for hands-on work.

In this session, I will discuss some of the theory behind the development and implementation of CUREs, practical benefits to students and instructors, as well as some of the hurdles that need to be overcome in order to set up and maintain a CURE. I will also discuss some of the resources are available for faculty interested in adopting an existing CURE or developing one of their own. I will also demonstrate the CURE model using a hands-on activity for participants.


Wednesday May 22, 2019 10:55am - 11:55am EDT
Herman Room