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Faculty receive accolades at leading international studies conference

American University News - Wed, 03/23/2016 - 00:00
Faculty receive accolades at the International Studies Association's 57th Annual Convention in Atlanta, Ga.
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Applications Due March 25: Course Design Institute

The George Washington University - Tue, 03/22/2016 - 10:33
March 22, 2016

Faculty, don't miss out on this opportunity to design or redesign a course in a supported, facilitated environment. Applications are due Friday, March 25, for the University Teaching and Learning Center's second annual Course Design Institute. Apply here.

In this “bootcamp” style program, modeled after a very successful program at the University of Virginia, faculty participants will be guided through a course (re)design process in a supported, facilitated environment to imagine, or re-imagine a course. All GW faculty members are invited to apply. The time commitment is an intensive 4.5 days as outlined on the block schedule.

There is no fee for CDI for those accepted. A limited number of professional development stipends will be available for full-time faculty who qualify. Food and many opportunities to collaborate with fellow faculty are an integral part of the experience. The CDI has proven relevant to any teaching mode, from in-person to blended to fully online learning.

Benefits: Faculty members walk away with:

  • A final (or near final) syllabus
  • Experiences with active learning and understanding of learning-centered design
  • Access to a resource-packed website
  • A community of faculty and UTLC staff for ongoing support during the academic year

Testimonials: Experiences from 2015 cohort:

  • I had heard of or tried course changes in a very ad hoc manner. I now see the big picture.
  • The CDI experience was beyond my expectations. It was a life changing experience.
  • My expectations were exceeded! This was incredibly inspirational and eye-opening. Come to think of it, I might have (subconsciously) expected a content-centered learning experience but, alas, it was very learning-centered!
  • It demystified the language of academic assessment.
  • Having other faculty to discuss challenges with, related and not-associated with my discipline, was a tremendous help. It was all about going out of my comfort zone.
  • CDI was an amazing experience. I believe every aspect was useful.

The Institute Process: An multi-disciplinary group of instructors spend 4.5 days designing or substantially (re)designing courses in order to promote significant, long-term learning. Participants explore learning-centered design principles in a large group setting and then work on their individual course designs in a small, discipline- or pedagogy-focused learning team. Teams provide brainstorming, individualized feedback, and on-going support opportunities. Institute Faculty will be available throughout the week for one-on-one consultations.

CDI Faculty: Michael Palmer, University of Virginia Associate Professor (Chemistry) & Managing Director of UVA’s Center for Teaching Excellence, who has led UVA’s highly successful CDI for nine years, and Patricia Dinneen, Director of the University Teaching & Learning Center, will co-teach general sessions. GW faculty members will facilitate the discipline-focused learning teams. All of the faculty will be available to provide one-on-one feedback and consultations throughout CDI.

Attendees: Any faculty member who has a syllabus to design or redesign, graduate or undergraduate. CDI is ideal for faculty members developing gateway courses and for groups working on a curricular design or interdisciplinary program. A limited number of $500 stipends are available for faculty members who qualify.

Applications: Participation is by application, and all GW faculty members are eligible to apply. Applications open February 19-March 2016. A limited number of stipends may be available for full-time faculty members who qualify and who complete CDI. Consideration for a stipend, via the application, include:

  • evidence of faculty interest in improving course design
  • the expected enrollment for the course being designed
  • whether the course is a required or gateway course
  • specific support from a department chair or dean

Schedule: The draft schedule for the week.

International Student Coffee Hour

The George Washington University - Tue, 03/22/2016 - 10:24
March 22, 2016

Thursday, March 24 
9:30am to 11:30am
Global Resources Center (Gelman 708)
Please RSVP: go.gwu.edu/GRCCoffee 

Please join us in the Global Resources Center (GRC) for an international student coffee hour co-hosted with the International Services Office (ISO). Take a tour of the GRC, chat with a specialist about your research and global interests, and enjoy a snack with your ISO friends!  

The GRC focuses upon the political, socio-economic, historical, and cultural aspects of countries and regions around the globe from the 20th century onward with the following specialized resource centers: Russia, Eurasia, Central & Eastern Europe,China Documentation CenterTaiwan Resource CenterJapan Resource CenterKorea ResourcesMiddle East & North Africa.

Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, to visit SIS March 31

American University News - Tue, 03/22/2016 - 00:00
Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands—the nation that currently holds the European Union presidency--will speak at the School of International Service Atrium at 2:15 p.m., Thursday, March 31.
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Opening the Door

American University News - Tue, 03/22/2016 - 00:00
A great opportunity for Kogod’s Director of Admissions David Green and Executive in Residence Dr. Ghiyath Nakshbendi to open educational connections between the Middle East and Kogod.
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EPA Deputy Administrator Talks with SPA Students About Career in Environmental Policy

American University News - Tue, 03/22/2016 - 00:00
On March 14, the SPA's Center for Environmental Policy, hosted an interactive discussion for students with Stanley Meiburg the Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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Alumnus Lonnie Bunch Speaks at American University

American University News - Tue, 03/22/2016 - 00:00
Lonnie Bunch is the founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.
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College Offering Wide Variety of Online Classes this Summer

American University News - Tue, 03/22/2016 - 00:00
Registration has begun for summer courses.
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Building Filmmaking Skills in the Wild

American University News - Mon, 03/21/2016 - 00:00
Ashley Holmes shares her experience in the Center for Environmental Filmmaking's Classroom in the Wild course.
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A Friendship that Inspires Giving Back

American University News - Mon, 03/21/2016 - 00:00
Rick Davis, SPA '74, establishes the Nick Charles Scholarship for students pursuing a career in journalism.
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Professor Pat Aufderheide Wins Fulbright

American University News - Fri, 03/18/2016 - 00:00
The University professor's Fulbright scholar grant will allow her to research in Australia.
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Innovation Hub 1776 Taps Alumna to Lead Communications

American University News - Fri, 03/18/2016 - 00:00
SOC alumna, Erin McPike joins communications startup, 1776.
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SPA Student Nationally Recognized for Research

American University News - Fri, 03/18/2016 - 00:00
Meghan Doughty, a second-year student in SPA's doctoral program in public administration and policy, has been named a Founders' Fellow by the American Society for Public Administration (APSA).
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Behavioral Science: Insights for Public Administration

American University News - Fri, 03/18/2016 - 00:00
What can the behavior teach us about our own financial decisions, global economy, or leading a nation? Believe it or not, there are real correlations to be drawn between the two when looking at each through the framework of behavioral sciences.
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Summer exchange program empowers young women to excel

American University News - Thu, 03/17/2016 - 00:00
The U.S. Summer Sisters Exchange Program empowers young women from Pakistan to excel.
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Spoiling for a Fight

American University News - Thu, 03/17/2016 - 00:00
AU professor studies the impact of terrorism on civil wars.
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American University Game Design MA Makes Princeton Review's Top 25 for 2016

American University News - Wed, 03/16/2016 - 00:00
“This is a major recognition and an affirmation of what we are doing here,” says AU Game Lab director Lindsay Grace.
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American University’s School of Public Affairs Places High in National Rankings

American University News - Wed, 03/16/2016 - 00:00
SPA landed in the top 20 of more than 270 schools of its kind, according to the U.S. News and World Report's latest Public Affairs Graduate Schools Rankings, which were released on March 16.
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Gelman OPEN on Wednesday, March 16

The George Washington University - Tue, 03/15/2016 - 19:11
March 15, 2016

GW administrative offices will be closed on Wednesday, March 16, due to the closure of the Metrorail system, but the libraries will be open during our published,Spring Break hours. 

Gelman Library: Open 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Eckles Library: Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Virginia Science & Technology Library: GW students, faculty, staff and alumni may access library study space 24/7 with a valid GWorld card.

Student Photo Exhibit Opens in McKinley

American University News - Tue, 03/15/2016 - 00:00
SOC's student photographers will have their work displayed in a mini-gallery this spring.
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