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
(Livestream Attendance) - "Sleep When You're Dead": Achievement-Orientation in Student Leadership Practice

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The most recent Georgetown University Intellectual Life Report states that “the pressures to participate in club culture, internships, and other dimensions of social life at Georgetown create a frenetic environment where students find their time split between the intellectual activities of their courses and social and pre-professional lives they wish to pursue.” (Intellectual Life Report, 2018, p. 38). For many reasons, students employ an achievement-oriented approach to their Georgetown pursuits, both academic and extra-curricular. This approach manifests itself in hyper-awareness of the regard of others, a sense of competition for roles and experiences, and increased focus on social capital. Current events and social media further complicate the perception of achievement in a high-prestige university environment. Achievement-orientation may impact the development of process-based, relational leadership skills. This presentation provides context and considerations for the ways that achievement-orientation impacts Georgetown students’ leadership identity development by presenting findings from a qualitative research study. The presentation will include implications for achievement-orientation in other aspects of Georgetown students’ learning and development, and provide opportunity for conversation about interventions and strategies to mitigate the practical and at times, negative effects of this approach.


Ali Stowe

Associate Director for Student Engagement
Ali Stowe graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in English Rhetoric and then completed her Master's (MAEd) degree in Educational Leadership & Policy at Virginia Tech. She joined the Center for Student Engagement at Georgetown University in 2017 and currently serves as... Read More →

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