It’s a conundrum for any democratic society, and it’s no more apparent than at a world-class university like Georgetown: How does a cutting-edge research institution support robust and unfettered expression while ensuring that all students feel valued, safe, and accepted? The answer—and it is never a perfect answer—involves what Erika Cohen-Derr, Assistant Vice President in Student Affairs, calls a “question of balance.” Here, Cohen-Derr, an alumnus of the Doctor of Liberal Studies program, speaks with Trey Sullivan, Assistant Dean for Liberal Studies, about how Georgetown seeks this balance. “These issues come up in very philosophical ways, through the curriculum,” she said. “They also come up in very practical ways through the things that students do inside and outside the classroom.”
SCS continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and respond in support of the University community. Currently, all summer term courses will continue through distance instruction.
In terms of the Fall 2021 semester, the School of Continuing Studies will resume regular operations effective August 16 at the 640 Massachusetts Avenue building, unless otherwise noted for specific programs.