Teaching and Learning at SCS
SCS Faculty Teaching Guide
Whether you are new to teaching at Georgetown and SCS or a seasoned faculty member, the SCS Faculty Teaching Guide will serve as a helpful reference when building syllabi, evaluating student progress, and handling academic policies (such as grade appeals and suspected acts of cheating or plagiarism).
SCS Course Policies Addendum
The SCS Course Policies Addendum ensures you have the most up-to-date and accurate information for your students, including details on citations, the Honor Council, and instructional continuity. Please distribute the Addendum with your syllabus, and post it to your Canvas course website.
SCS Syllabus Template
The SCS Syllabus Template is a fillable form that provides the requirements for a successful syllabus. Use the template as a guide and build a syllabus that contains all of the required elements.
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Canvas is Georgetown University’s newest Learning Management System (LMS). It is a flexible, open, easy to use and available for all course sites.
Canvas is replacing Blackboard. SCS and the rest of Georgetown’s main campus will phase in Canvas. Beginning in the fall 2018 semester, Blackboard courses will be available by request only. After the fall 2018 semester, Blackboard will no longer be available for SCS on-ground courses. In the future, all SCS online courses will move to Canvas.
Visit the Canvas webpage for upcoming live training opportunities for faculty and staff. To understand how to migrate your course, visit Canvas Resources for Faculty, which provides access to instructions and training. You can also download the Canvas App on your phone or tablet.
Faculty teaching credit courses must enter all final grades using two systems. At the end of the semester, SCS requires faculty to enter grades into two systems: the LMS (either Canvas or Blackboard) and in My Access. In the LMS, please enter grades into the course gradebook.
In My Access, please enter final grades for each student. If you need assistance when entering grades, please visit the Georgetown University Registrar Faculty webpage for support. Faculty may also contact the Office of the University Registrar via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (202) 687-4020 for assistance.
Faculty teaching non-credit courses must enter grades using the Noncredit Faculty Grading Portal.
Center for New Designs in Learning & Scholarship (CNDLS) Labs
On The Prospect Blog, CNDLS staff members share their work and highlight innovative practice at Georgetown University.
The Copyright Policy page references the overall and specific Georgetown University policies related to copyright basics, using copyrighted resources, and obtaining and giving permissions. Additionally, the ProQuest Copyright Law & Graduate Research manual provides helpful guidance. At this time, only theses written by Liberal Studies students are published.
In the event of an emergency or closure, faculty members should be prepared to provide educational opportunities to their students to the best of their abilities. The Instructional Continuity website offers guidance for maintaining academic continuity during these unexpected periods, as well as the University's current policy on instructional continuity.
SCS Faculty Resources
Getting to the SCS Campus
Up-to-date public transportation and parking information is available on the Our Campus page.
Email, WiFi, and Software
Faculty Copy & Print Center
Location: 207 - Faculty Lounge
The Xerox machine requires faculty to input their accounting code in order to copy or print. Each program has a unique accounting code; please contact your program manager or director to receive your code.
Academic Resource Center
The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is the campus office responsible for reviewing medical documentation and determining reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities.
Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
As Georgetown faculty, you are among the most important individuals in some of the students' lives. They may turn to you when they are struggling and in times of need, or you may be one of the first to notice when they are distressed. The CAPS website has tips for faculty on how to deal with struggling or distressed students.
Emergency Preparedness and HOYAlert
We encourage all faculty to become familiar with Georgetown's Office of Emergency Management and sign up for HOYAlert in order to receive important safety and University operating status updates. Faculty teaching at the Georgetown Downtown campus might also want to sign up for AlertDC to receive safety and traffic updates.
Financial Conflicts of Interest Policy
The Financial Conflicts of Interest Policy underscores the University’s fundamental expectation that our work will be conducted with objectivity and integrity. The policy seeks to identify potential, actual or apparent financial conflicts of interest and provides processes for disclosure of such conflicts and for eliminating or, when appropriate, managing them. It also acknowledges the special obligation that members of our community whose work is supported by public funds have to protect and maintain the public’s trust.
Office of Institutional Compliance and Ethics
The Office of Institutional Compliance and Ethics supports and coordinates many compliance-related activities the University undertakes. This Office, with the endorsement and assistance of the University's senior leadership, is responsible for leading the development, implementation and operation of the Georgetown Institutional Compliance and Ethics Program.
Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA)
The mission of IDEAA is to promote a deep understanding and appreciation among the diverse members of the University community to result in justice and equality in educational, employment and contracting opportunities, as well as to lead efforts to create an inclusive academic and work environment.
Office of Scholarly Publications
The Office of Scholarly Publications provides support to faculty members interested in publishing their scholarship through university presses or trade publications.
Title IX and Sexual Misconduct
Faculty, staff, students and community members are expected to be familiar with the Title IX and Sexual Misconduct policy and to abide by it. Georgetown University prohibits sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, and stalking. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
Georgetown University established its Threat Assessment program as part of an extensive emergency planning initiative. The program at Georgetown has been developed and implemented to meet current best practices and in accordance with national standards for hazard planning in institutions of higher education and for workplace violence prevention.
Cybersecurity & Traveling Abroad
The University Information Security Office (UISO) recommends securing your electronic devices and, generally, accessing GU via VPN. UISO also provides specific recommendations and procedures to assist you in your IT and online security needs. If you have additional questions, please contact UISO at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 687-3031.