We are excited to welcome you to the 2017 Teaching, Learning & Innovation Summer Institute (TLISI) at Georgetown University, May 22-25 in the Healey Family Student Center. We have an exciting programming schedule to offer you that includes innovative sessions, workshops, keynote speakers, social hours and more! Please use this tool, SCHED, to select the individual sessions you would like to attend throughout the week of TLISI. Please note—we recommend you select your sessions as soon as possible, as some sessions are capped at specific capacities! If you have any questions, please email tlisi@georgetown.edu. Thank you and we’ll see you in May!
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Thursday, May 25 • 11:00am - 11:59am
(In Person Attendance) Inclusion and Exclusion in Student Spaces - 11:00-12:00

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11:00-12:00 - One hour session
In recent years, Georgetown students have begun to talk of an increase in the exclusivity of co-curricular organizations and experiences. Students are faced with increasing opportunities for engagement, yet many are gated by applications, interviews, and ultimately selection by their slightly older peers at rates that rival the Georgetown admission rate. Some selectivity is necessary; there are very real constraints on resources that create boundaries for participation. Similarly, students should be discouraged from spreading their time and attention across too many experiences. However, the selectivity models seen in both university-sponsored programming and student-created organizations may contribute to the perception that engagement on campus is exclusionary. For students, notably those in their first or second year at Georgetown, the backdrop of this narrative creates another level of insecurity and hyper-activity that may be detrimental to their early adjustment experiences and academic success.

What is actually happening with exclusionary co-curricular experiences? Does this impact students’ classroom experiences and learning outcomes? How do students make sense of this phenomenon? And what can be done about it? This round table discussion is structured to provide context for a conversation about student experiences with exclusionary structures at Georgetown, consider the impact on academic success, and explore the strategies to address this phenomenon.  

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Erika Cohen-Derr

Assistant Dean for Student Engagement

Ali Stowe

Associate Director for Student Engagement
Ali Stowe graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in English Rhetoric and then completed her Master's (MAEd) degree in Educational Leadership & Policy at Virginia Tech. She joined the Center for Student Engagement at Georgetown University in 2017 and currently serves as... Read More →

Thursday May 25, 2017 11:00am - 11:59am EDT
Herman Room Healey Family Student Center