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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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Wednesday, May 24 • 1:50pm - 2:50pm
Assessing Humanities Learning in the Undergraduate German Curriculum at Georgetown University - 1:50-2:50

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1:50-2:50 - One hour session
Foreign language programs are major contributors to the humanities learning mission of colleges and universities, and as the value of humanities learning has become increasingly challenged, it is important to show what foreign language programs contribute to humanities learning.

This presentation reports on a project from the literacies-oriented, integrated curriculum of the German department, in which the humanities learning of second-year (i.e., intermediate) students was assessed. During our talk, we will outline our conceptualization of “humanities learning,” the process we used to specify humanities learning goals at the intermediate level, and the assessment instruments we developed in order to measure students’ humanities learning. We will then present the results of the assessment and offer an analysis and interpretation of those results.  In so doing, we seek to demonstrate how any department or program that values the teaching and learning of humanistic knowledge can meaningfully assess this learning and present the results of this assessment to internal and external stakeholders.


Joe Cunningham

Assistant Professor of German

Astrid Weigert

Teaching Professor

Wednesday May 24, 2017 1:50pm - 2:50pm
Herman Room Healey Family Student Center

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