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 • 3:10pm - 4:10pm
Connecting with Our Students: Student Voices on What Matters

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As part of the Mentoring Initiative project, we asked a range of Georgetown undergrads the following question: "What is one thing a faculty member did to help you feel like you belonged in a course and/or on campus?". Their answers offer wonderful insight into the many small and big things that we as educators could do to support students connections to us and their learning. We will screen a brief video with participants to share our students’ responses, and then open up the conversation to consider our students’ advice and how we might design our courses and our engagements with students around their insights.

This session is designed for faculty and student-facing staff/administrators with the goal of creating a shared conversation about what students say matters when it comes to supporting their sense of belonging, connection to us and to each other, and contributing to their learning and growth while at Georgetown.
  • What do students say about the impact of faculty on their experiences? 
  • What can we do more of or do better? 
Between the students’ insights and our group conversation, we hope to develop a strong understanding of successful practices for faculty and staff—what has worked; what hasn’t worked; and how do they handle tough situations.


Jen Woolard

Associate Professor

Wednesday May 22, 2019 3:10pm - 4:10pm EDT
Herman Room