Our team of experienced educators facilitates a broad-based program that promotes discovery, engagement, and diversity in an ever-expanding conception of learning.


Our mission is to bridge a historic gulf between pedagogy and technological advances. Today, CNDLS integrates a teaching and learning center with the latest educational technology.


How do we know our students are learning in the ways we hope and expect? We can help faculty formulate questions about student learning and develop plans for gathering evidence.


The landscape of higher education is changing, and we are engaged in advanced research on the pedagogical conditions and environments that best help students learn.



Talks During Times of Transition – How the Engelhard Project is Identifying and Meeting the Needs of Georgetown Students

December 1, 2021 | What if instead of students experiencing feelings of isolation, exhaustion and anxiety, students instead felt a sense of belonging, rejuvenation, and optimism as they navigate college? What if this transformation took place through both interventions outside of the classroom and wellbeing practices designed as a part of the course curriculum? It’s questions like these that... Read more »

New Report Explores Student Survey Insights on Belonging, Inclusive Practices

November 18, 2021 | We’ve just released a new report on inclusive pedagogy at Georgetown and its correlation to student sense of belonging. Based on the results of the 2020 Cultural Climate Student Survey, this report uses an inclusive pedagogy framework to align survey findings to practical advice for faculty about ways to incorporate inclusive pedagogical practices into their... Read more »

Her Cannonball Story: An Interview with Michelle Ohnona

November 17, 2021 | A Jesuit tradition known as the “cannonball moment” asks us to reflect on impactful events that cause us to change course, or to reconsider our life’s purpose. The term references the wounding of Saint Ignatius of Loyola by a cannonball at the battle of Pamplona. In recognition of the 500th anniversary of St. Ignatius’ cannonball... Read more »

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