Session Formats

Types of Sessions Offered at TLISI 2018

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.

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.

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