Call for August Session Proposals

Looking Back, Looking Forward

Friday, August 20 - Monday, August 23

The Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS) is pleased to announce Georgetown’s annual Teaching, Learning, and Innovation Summer Institute (TLISI), taking place this year on Friday, August 20 and Monday, August 23, 2021. (Initial TLISI panel sessions will take place May 25-27, and more information can be found on the Registration page.) 

We invite faculty and staff to propose virtual sessions for our August event reflecting on what we have learned from our experiences teaching remotely that will be of benefit as we move forward. 

Key questions we hope sessions will address:

    • Which elements of teaching remotely were an improvement on traditional methods?
    • What teaching techniques or technologies will you be carrying forward in your pedagogical practice? What resources, skills, or collaborations?
    • How has remote teaching reshaped your approach to inclusivity and/or anti-racism?

Due to the shortened length of TLISI, we have a very limited number of sessions. We are, however, exploring additional, asynchronous formats in which faculty will be able to share their work and insights. 

The deadline for submissions is Friday, July 2nd (see below for submission guidelines).

Stay tuned for updates regarding registration and session availability.  


Most TLISI sessions will last 45 minutes, although they come in a variety of formats. Please indicate a preferred format for presenting as part of the proposal process, but know that we may ask you to adjust formats. Keep in mind that any proposed TLISI 2021 sessions should be designed for a virtual format.


Formats may vary but could include workshops, roundtables, panel presentations, reporting sessions, or other non-traditional formats. If you have concerns about how to translate your idea into a virtual session, submit it anyway and we can help think through the possibilities.


In order to submit a SESSION PROPOSAL, you will be asked to provide:

  • A brief description (no more than 400 words) of your proposed session
  • The names and netIDs of all applicants
  • Your preferred session format
  • A description of your target audience
  • A list of 2-4 audience outcomes



Please submit your proposal on or before Friday, July 2nd.

You will be notified via email by mid-July regarding the status of your proposal.

If you need assistance, please contact