We are pleased to invite faculty to apply for the 2014-15 Doyle Faculty Fellowship.
Fellows are asked to redesign a course so that issues of diversity, difference, empathy, and student experience play a central role in the course. They also participate as members of the Doyle fellows cohort, which meets regularly during the fellowship year to reflect on pedagogical practices in community with colleagues from other departments.
“Participating in the [Doyle Faculty Fellowship] was the first time, outside of my own department, that I was able to talk about teaching in a substantive way.”
–Gwen Kirkpatrick, Spanish & Portuguese
As part of the Doyle Engaging Difference Program, a campus-wide collaboration between the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS), the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, and Georgetown College, Doyle Faculty Fellows are open to full-time faculty from across the university teaching introductory or lower-division undergraduate courses.
Tuesday, April 15 – 4:00-6:00 p.m. – Alumni House
Thank you for your interest in this event.
Core goals of a Georgetown education are to be able to demonstrate openness toward positions and experiences that are different from one’s own; to understand that no perspective is unbiased; and to evaluate and articulate the ways in which one’s own life experiences shape their participation in the world. How might the university revise the core curriculum so that students engage diversity with intellectual depth and rigor? Are there ways in which the curriculum and co-curriculum might be integrated to bring about such engagement?
Provost Bob Groves, Vice Provost Randy Bass, faculty, students, and alumni discussed these and related questions as part of the 2014 Doyle Symposium. The conversation built on last year’s symposium about the Jesuit roots of Georgetown’s educational program, and was in response to ongoing conversations about diversity and attention to diversity on campus. Participants proposed and considered strategies for ensuring that students encounter different experiences and perspectives within the Georgetown community and in the world beyond the Hilltop.
Stay tuned for more information on this spring annual Doyle Symposium on Engaging Difference. Date and details coming soon!