Session Formats

Types of Sessions Offered at TLISI 2019

Most TLISI sessions last one hour, although they come in a variety of formats. If you are submitting a proposal to present at TLISI, please indicate a preferred format for presenting, but know that but we may ask you to adjust formats. You can submit a proposal for a single session or for a series of sessions. Formats include:

Workshops (60 mins) 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 time to experiment with the techniques discussed.

Project Showcases or Poster Sessions (variable) feature engaging displays of innovative projects, provocative but realistic ideas, compelling findings, or lessons learned. Displays may include posters, demonstrations of use of technologies in teaching, lightning talks or pechu-kucha presentations, or other formal presentations of curricular and pedagogical projects. Sessions could also highlight independent or group projects. Some proposals in these formats may be grouped together into a single session by the organizers.

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

Other ideas? We welcome proposals for non-traditional formats, including focus groups, walking tours, simulations, performances, readings, or other meaningful considerations of teaching and learning at Georgetown.