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 • 9:50am - 10:50am
The Nod – Looking for Signs of Solidarity at an Elite Institution - 9:50-10:50

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9:50-10:50 - One hour session
Presenters invite participants to contribute to the development of their theory that black students at predominitely white, elite institutions engage in ‘the nod’ (an act of recognition to another black individual used to show solidarity) less than those at predominitely white, non-elite institutions.  The goal of this focus group will be to discuss our hypothesis and engage with faculty and staff regarding their experiences seeing (or not seeing) ‘the nod’ at their institutions. The facilitators will define, ‘the nod’, share the results of their data collection efforts, and ask questions to further develop their research and begin developing strategies to support black students on campus. 


Georgie Asfoura

Community Director

Joelle Tolifero

Community Director

Thursday May 25, 2017 9:50am - 10:50am EDT
Herman Room Healey Family Student Center