Our work seeks to shape a new learning paradigm that expands high-impact practices at Georgetown University, confronts systemic injustice, improves wellbeing and healing, while controlling the rising costs of a transformative education.
There is no racial justice without equity in education. Without systemic innovation, it is impossible to transform educational systems to make equity possible.
We commit to being more successful at modeling and enacting change – for our own staff, for our Georgetown community, and for our colleagues and collaborators across the educational landscape.
The Baker Trust for Transformative Learning makes strategic investments in innovation that advance the changing paradigm for learning. Investments target research, design, implementation, and scaling of new approaches to developing the skills, mindsets, and values necessary for graduates to take on the world’s greatest problems and shape a more just world.
The Baker Trust invests in a values-driven portfolio of prototypes and pilots, within and across the Schools, intended to catalyze innovation, cross-silo collaboration, and long-term structural change that advances an equitable and financially sustainable transformative education.
The Baker Trust sits under the Office of the Provost and is managed and supported through the Red House and the Designing the Future(s) of the University Initiative, which operate as an educational R&D unit for Georgetown.