In this episode, we interviewed a diverse group of Georgetown undergraduate and graduate students, who shared their gratitude for faculty efforts, candidly discussed both the good and the bad of attending online classes during the pandemic, and offered suggestions for improving the student experience going forward.
In this episode, we share the stories of several faculty and students who have engaged with experiential assignments. We focused particularly on learning activities that required students to get away from their screens and interact with the physical world around them—wherever that may be.
This episode features faculty who engage active strategies to create inclusive, anti-racist classrooms. We grounded this episode in the events of the past year on the Georgetown campus and across the country, as well as the results of our Campus Climate Survey. The goal is to learn from colleagues how to foster a sense of belonging for all students, even when the conversations get tough.
The focus of this episode is on learning from graduate students, who are in a unique position in higher education, both teachers and students, mentors and mentees. Their dual role of student and teacher comes with challenges, tensions, and competing demands, which leads to important revelations, insights, and personal growth. They highlight what students want and need from their professors, as well as how professors can approach their teaching in order to promote greater learning. They also offer a compelling reminder about why teaching is so important.