May 2022 Faculty Newsletter
 Monthly updates from the Office of the Provost
Important Reminder about Commencement for the Class of 2020 on May 28, 2022:

The centerpiece of commencement weekend for the Class of 2020 will be two academic ceremonies at 9am for undergraduates and 3pm for graduate and professional students. The returning alums have indicated that their highest priority is to see the faculty members and academic administrators who taught and supported them during their time on the Hilltop. To date, about 900 undergraduates and 700 graduate and professional students have already registered to participate in these ceremonies.    

Please consider joining the 2020 Commencement weekend and register to participate using this form. There will be a reception after each ceremony. Please visit the Commencement 2020 website for more details. 
2022 Teaching, Learning & Innovation Summer Institute
Registration is now open for Georgetown’s Teaching, Learning, and Innovation Summer Institute (TLISI). The full program is available on the TLISI website, featuring:  
  • Virtual keynote addresses  
    • James Lang, Ph.D. will present his research and strategies for cultivating attention and share examples from his recent book Distracted: Why Students Can’t Focus and What You Can Do About It.  
    • Chayla Haynes Davison, Ph.D. co-editor, Race Equity and the Learning Environment: The Global Relevance of Critical and Inclusive Pedagogies in Higher Education will share her scholarship on critical and inclusive pedagogies in higher education.  
  • Virtual panels and workshops on Monday, May 23 and Thursday, May 26 by Georgetown faculty and staff.  
  • In-person sessions on Tuesday, May 24 and Wednesday May 25, including lunch, social hours, and a student-faculty showcase of In Your Shoes dialogues.
Register here and reach out to with any questions!
2023 NEH Summer Stipends
  • Georgetown is eligible to submit two applications for the National Endowment of the Humanities Summer Stipends. To be nominated for one of these two spots, please submit your pre-proposal through the Limited Submission portal in GU-PASS. Your CRA can help. The NEH will host a webinar on May 18, from 2-3pm EDT, outlining the application process. Junior faculty are especially encouraged to apply.
2022 Research Awards – Nominations Invited
Internal Grants and Research Leave
Externally Sponsored Research 
  • A total of $655,000 in research grants was awarded to Main Campus faculty in April.

Transition to New Course Evaluation System
  • Beginning in Summer 2022, course evaluations will be implemented on a new software platform, Blue. This platform offers several important benefits:
    • A better user interface and simpler process for setting up course evaluations and reviewing evaluation data.
    • Additional tools and resources from the Office of Assessment and Decision Support (OADS) to assist faculty in interpreting and making use of their course evaluation data.
    • Integration with Canvas, improving course evaluation ease of access for faculty and students.
  • The final date to access the CourseEval platform will be August 31, 2022. OADS is planning to make previous course evaluations available on the Blue platform, and will be updating faculty on how to access these older reports later in the year. Any questions regarding the Spring 2022 semester and CourseEval Reports can be directed to
  • After July 1, 2022 all course evaluation inquiries regardless of semester of interest should be directed to

Upcoming Events and Deadlines

  • May 6 - 14: Final exams
  • May 20 - 22: Commencement weekend
  • May 28: Class of 2020 Commencement
  • May 30: Memorial Day holiday
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • On May 1-4, Georgetown hosted a virtual site visit from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Provost and Planning Committee received a preliminary summary report during the closing meeting. The University expects to receive the Statement of Accreditation Status Letter in November 2022.

New Episode of the Provost's Podcast

Tune in to a new episode of Faculty in Research, featuring Keir Lieber, Director of the Center for Security Studies and Security Studies Program and Professor in the School of Foreign Service and Department of Government,

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