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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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Marc M. Howard

Georgetown University
Professor of Government and Law and Director, Prisons and Justice Initiative
Marc M. Howard is the Co-Executive Director and co-founder of the Pivot Program. He is also the founding director of the Prisons and Justice Initiative (PJI) at Georgetown University, which brings together scholars, practitioners, and students to combat the problem of mass incarceration. Marc is one of the country’s leading voices and advocates for criminal justice and prison reform. His academic research addresses the deep challenges of contemporary democracy and the tragedy of criminal justice and prisons in America. In 2018, PJI launched the Prison Scholars Program at the DC Jail, which offers Georgetown courses, credits, and degrees to incarcerated students.

On campus, Marc is a Professor of Government and Law, whose “Prisons and Punishment” class has become one of the most sought-after courses at Georgetown. In addition, Marc co-teaches a non-traditional course alongside his childhood friend, Marty Tankleff, who was himself wrongfully imprisoned for over 17 years. In the “Making an Exoneree” class, approximately 15 Georgetown undergraduate students take on cases of wrongful convictions and create documentaries with the goal of proving innocence and contributing to exonerations. The class has already contributed to the exoneration of Valentino Dixon, with more expected in the future.