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Working together to deepen learning since 2000

The Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS) is Georgetown University's center for teaching and learning. We‘re here to help faculty craft enriching, transformational learning experiences for students.

Our work at a glance

As Georgetown’s home for pedagogy, we provide faculty with space and opportunity to focus on their teaching practice, individually and in community. We’re constantly scanning the horizon for insights and opportunities that might enrich how we teach—and the environments in which students learn.


We provide opportunities for faculty to continue to grow as educators.


We help faculty identify how technologies can support student learning.


We help faculty and leadership evaluate student learning and program success.

Research & Development

We design and carry out R&D projects that help us discover more about how students learn.

What moves us

Twenty years have brought many changes to what’s possible in our engagement with each other—how we can interact, who we can reach. Although we’ve always developed our offerings in response to newly opened frontiers, our core commitments have remained the same.

  • We are dedicated to the work of inclusion and justice.
  • We strive to have all our work—from our interactions to the things we make—lead with care for the whole person.
  • We aim to make strides toward a deeper understanding of how students learn.
  • We are committed to helping wherever we can.
“CNDLS has distinguished Georgetown as a leader in the scholarship of teaching and learning with a particular strength in developing innovative forms of pedagogy and the development of new ways of supporting teaching and learning.” -Middle States Report, 2012

Our teaching expertise and professional experience

CNDLS staff come from a wide variety of disciplines and professional backgrounds. Many have spent time teaching, while others have adjacent professional experience, such as data science, computer engineering, or educational administration. The diversity of our backgrounds helps us provide you with a rich and contoured perspective on teaching.

Explore our inquiry and scholarship

Browse a list of people at CNDLS

Shepherding the next generation of educational changemakers

In 2015 we launched a new Master’s program in Learning, Design, and Technology (LDT). The program is the only graduate degree founded by a center for teaching and learning, and students in the program work closely with both faculty and CNDLS staff on hands-on teaching and learning projects.

Visit the LDT Program site

How to reach us


Phone: 202-687-0625

Visit: Car Barn 314

Mail: 3520 Prospect St. NW Suite 314, Washington, DC 20007

For immediate help, 'ring our doorbell' and a CNDLS staff member will reach out to you.

How can we be helpful?

We want to address whatever it is that’s on your mind about teaching. Would you like to speak with us in person? Just let us know, anytime.

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