Projects

ADAPTIVE. CONNECTED. EQUITY-MINDED

An Overview of Our Work

We work on the frontier of educational innovation practices to bring adept solutions to the greatest curricular challenges facing the University. As a curricular R&D unit, the work of the Red House uses practices of discovery to interrogate the structures of and systems of the University. Our findings inform the design of innovative and sustainable solutions that help align the Georgetown curriculum and student experience with our authentic values.

Through the iterative cycle of discovery and design, the Red House develops new models for teaching and learning, incubates educational innovations, and pilots new experiential and curricular programs that foster a culture of equity, innovation, and inquiry and collaboration across Georgetown University and our larger community.

Our work is to design and implement transformative solutions to challenges facing higher education that effectively and equitably benefit our students and society. Each project we undertake aims to transform what it means to pursue a Georgetown education.

Active Projects

Being + Transforming

INTERGENERATIONAL TRAUMA, WHOLE PERSON LEARNING, WELL-BEING
A collaborative initiative between Georgetown University and The Wellbeing Project to develop new lenses that foster new insight and understanding and inspire more meaningful and effective social change work.
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The CALL

EQUITY, EXPERIENTIAL, PROFESSIONAL DISCERNMENT
An immersive semester in which Georgetown undergraduate students live downtown and engage in experiential learning opportunities, paired with personalized career coaching and relevant academic coursework.
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Co-Labs + VIEW

EXPERIENTIAL, EQUITY, PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
A suite of mentored labs to support students' development of professional skills.
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Conflict Transformation Lab

DIALOGUE, EXPERIENTIAL, PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
An interdisciplinary platform for Georgetown students to develop a diverse skillset in negotiation, mediation, and dialogue.
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Core Pathways

PROBLEM-BASED, CORE CURRICULUM, INTERDISCIPLINARY
An interdisciplinary pathway to fulfill the Georgetown University core curriculum requirements with autonomy and flexibility through two wicked problems: Climate Change and Technology and Justice.
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Curriculum Transformation Initiative

RACIAL JUSTICE, CURRICULAR, CONVENING
A curricular initiative involving all seven schools to coordinate cross-University curricular changes responsive to racial justice and systemic inequality.
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Equity in the Academic Experience

EQUITY, CONVENING, FUTURE OF HIGHER ED
A working institute that convenes higher ed institutions to collaboratively and tactically create roadmaps to address challenges to equity on their own campus.
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Future(s) Advisory Committee + UNXD

CURRICULUM INTERDISCIPLINARY, WHOLE PERSON
University-wide Cross-disciplinary courses are experimental and administered by the Futures Advisory Committee.
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Higher Education's Big Rethink

FUTURE OF HIGHER ED, CONVENING, PROBLEM-BASED
A multilayered learning event convening students, factulty, and staff tracking higher education’s adaptation for 2020 and beyond surrounding the challenges of the COVID crisis and the national consciousness around racial justice.
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Just Communities

WHOLE PERSON, RACIAL JUSTICE, INTERDISCIPLINARY
1-credit courses designed to support students with new flexibility, and respond to the powerful social and racial issues of 2020.
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Mastering the Hidden Curriculum

WHOLE PERSON, EQUITY, CURRICULUM
A course designed for 1st-year Georgetown students who identify as 1st-generation and/or low-income. Forming a community of peers and mentors, sutdents explore questions of identity development, gain skills, and cultural capital to navigate their first year on campus.
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M I L E Markers

CONVENING, EXPERIENTIAL, INTERDISCIPLINARY
MILE (Mapping Interdisciplinary Learning from Experience) Markers tracks the impact on student capabilities of participation in interdisciplinary experiential learning contexts.
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New Learning Compact

CONVENING, WHOLE PERSON, PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
A framework that strategically and effectively links change in individual practice with essential issues of community, institutional strategy, and the broader ecosystem.
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Placemaking

EXPERIENTIAL, CURRICULUM, PROJECT-BASED
A place-based learning experience focused on deepening student connection with a sense of place and community. This pilot is jointly run between Georgetown's main campus and GU-Qatar.
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Provost Innovation in Teaching Awards

FACULTY, INNOVATIVE TEACHING PRACTICES, CURRICULUM
This annual award recognizes a faculty member, a faculty team, or a whole department/unit that has exhibited exceptional creativity and innovative approaches to promote student-centered learning.
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S H I P

EXPERIENTIAL, INTERDISCIPLINARY, CURRICULUM
Summer Hilltop Immersion Program (SHIP) offers a set of experiential courses aimed at deepening connections with people, places, and purpose.
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Senior Bridge

CURRICULUM, WHOLE PERSON, PROFESSIONAL
Reimagining the transition from student to alum, courses to careers, through 1-credit courses designed specifically for seniors.
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Sonneborn Chairs

RESEARCH, EXPERIENTIAL, FACULTY-STUDENT PARTNERSHIPS
An annual award that incentivizes interdisciplinary collaboration among Georgetown University faculty, and expanding the ways all students (both undergraduate and graduate) access boundary-crossing, interdisciplinary research opportunities.
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Projects that connect with the Hub

The Hub for Equity and Innovation in Higher Education and the Red House are two independent and adjacent organizations. We are co-located in our workspace on the edge of  Georgetown University's campus, which enables us to work closely on projects that support our shared mission to advance Equity through Innovation at Georgetown University.