Session Formats

What type of sessions might I expect to attend at TLISI?

There are several opportunities for engagement at TLISI 2017. Please explore the list below to learn more about what you might see at this year’s institute. Our official institute schedule will be shared later in the spring. 

Workshops (60 or 90 minutes) offer an opportunity for hands-on work on a teaching question, topic, or research method. These sessions usually begin with instruction in an approach, technology or methodology and then provide participants with time to experiment with the techniques discussed.

Presentations (60 or 90 minutes) invite presenters to share results and developments in progress related to research, practice, or project work in teaching and learning. Presentations are also a means of gaining feedback from peers and establishing contact with those conducting similar work. 

Project Showcases or Poster Sessions (60 or 90 minutes) feature engaging displays of innovative projects, provocative but realistic ideas, compelling findings, or lessons learned. Displays may include posters, technologies, or other examples of curricular and pedagogical projects. Sessions could highlight independent or group projects.

Roundtable Discussions (45 minutes) will provide opportunities for participants to share questions and explore a topic or idea with colleagues from across campus. Please include relevant (and potentially provocative) questions in your proposal that will generate discussion across groups. These are informal discussions, and participants will be welcome to rotate among several discussions or focus on one.

Panel Presentations (60 minutes) are a traditional format with presentation(s) followed by discussion among the speakers and with the audience. While we prefer applicants to assemble their own panels, we will accept applications from single speakers on a topic and try to connect them with co-presenters, if possible.

Reporting Sessions (60 minutes) provide the opportunity for working groups, task forces, and other Georgetown committees to share progress and recommendations from the previous year with interested colleagues.

Focus Groups (60 minutes) offer applicants the opportunity to reach groups of faculty and staff to gather reactions and feedback about particular proposals and initiatives. CNDLS can provide guidelines and support for these sessions but applicants must propose their own facilitators.

Non-traditional Formats including walking tours, simulations, performances, readings, or other meaningful considerations of teaching and learning at Georgetown.