Post Tagged with: "academics"

A Learning Curve for TAs

A Learning Curve for TAs

For many upperclassmen, serving as a teaching assistant provides a fresh perspective on the classroom. Unlike graduate students, who are often required to be a TA as part of their research or fellowship, undergraduate students choose the position themselves. “I love it actually; it’s like one of my favorite things.[Read More…]

by November 2, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News
Charting Your Academic Roadmap

Charting Your Academic Roadmap

Many of you are starting your first year as an undergraduate here at Georgetown. Welcome. By now, you know what “Hoya Saxa” means and have figured out how to navigate our modest campus. Georgetown might not be enormous — and yes, a few of our smaller classrooms do feel a[Read More…]

by August 30, 2013 0 comments Opinion

GU Disagrees With ACT Survey

While a survey released by the ACT on April 17 found that few college educators perceived high school graduates to be academically prepared for college, Georgetown professors generally found incoming freshmen ready for the rigor of university academics. According to the survey, 89 percent of high school educators reported their[Read More…]

by April 26, 2013 0 comments News

Students Bridge Science, Humanities

Looking to close the gap between the hard sciences and the humanities, Maggie Axelrod (COL ’15) and Viggy Parr (COL ’15) founded Futures in Science and Humanities in December to explore the interdisciplinary nature of careers in the sciences. After organizing a career fair with one of their professors, the[Read More…]

by April 26, 2013 0 comments Campus News

Provost Announces Restructuring

Citing the need to improve collaboration between the provost’s office and other departments, boost support to university researchers and improve Georgetown’s academic programs, Provost Robert Groves announced a restructuring of his office in an email to the Georgetown community Wednesday night. The reorganization will create four new positions: vice provost[Read More…]

by January 31, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News
No Time for Tardiness

No Time for Tardiness

Many of us are familiar with the cliched movie scene of a tardy high school student stumbling into class a few minutes late. He sits down sheepishly as the teacher cracks a one-liner at his expense, but all is forgotten and class moves on. College academics, however, are a bit[Read More…]

by January 29, 2013 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

In the Know on Knowledge

During one of my trips to Lauinger Library last week, I noticed something unusual. As I took a seat in one of the wooden cubicles, I saw some words carved deeply into the surface of the desk, one of those permanent etchings that are added to library furnishings year after year, reminders[Read More…]

by November 13, 2012 0 comments Opinion

Honor Codes Look Beyond Academics

With a revamped Residential Judiciary Committee and a growing Student Advocacy Office, the university’s avenues for student involvement in conduct policies are growing. But unlike many universities that use student-enforced honor codes to protect against lying, stealing and other kinds of social misconduct, Georgetown’s is restricted to academic conduct. Bryn Mawr College[Read More…]

by April 24, 2012 0 comments News

A Necessary Discussion

High school students are often warned that academic hand-holding ends after graduation. But many college professors continue to coddle students by requiring attendance at discussion sections. While it is fair for attendance to be required in seminars, which depend on active participation to create a learning environment, professors should scale[Read More…]

by February 10, 2012 0 comments Opinion

FREENOCK: Living in the Moment

“Checkmate,” my brother announces for the third time in three hours. In truth, I am accustomed to drubbings on the chessboard at the hands of my brother. He possesses a skill I sometimes lack — foresight. But I never stumble through a game; I always think ahead. If I use the appropriate[Read More…]

by November 21, 2011 0 comments Opinion