One of the key decisions we made as a center was to engage students in the work of preparing faculty to teach remotely. The decision to collaborate was born out of necessity; we wanted to offer faculty a rich, high-touch experience but lacked the resources to run offerings with CNDLS staff alone.
We have the opportunity to leverage what we have learned amidst the pain and loss of this past year to imagine and commit to a deeper transformation of higher education than we thought possible a year ago.
The work of the Summer Institute will be animated by a set of design principles that seek to help campuses develop an integrated and agile approach to institutional change that ensures a future in which a more diverse and inclusive institution supports a more holistic definition of student success.
Jointly hosted by
Georgetown University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Xavier University of Louisiana
in collaboration with the American Talent Initiative (ATI)
“I’m really impressed with what she did,” said Milner Gillers. “One of the most rewarding elements of my work is when students apply what they are learning in the classroom to bring meaningful change into organizations and communities.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky famously wrote that “the degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.” This course will prepare a select group of Georgetown seniors for life after graduation by exposing them to this forgotten and ignored element of our humanity.
In this post, Sarah reflects on learning about the pervasiveness of food insecurity and highlights Georgetown’s response.
Duncan introduces The Bridge Courses, a series of 1-credit, pass/fail senior seminars that aim to help students gain personal and professional skills, reflect on their undergraduate experience, and engage in discussions about how to lead a meaningful and fulfilling life after graduation.
This past summer, a program that supports first-generation and low-income undergraduates in summer internships adapted to meet the challenges of the pandemic, offering financial resources and advice that helped students facing new obstacles in their introduction to the world of professional work.