2023 NFO Agenda

August 15-16, 2023

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

8:00-8:30 am              Check-In/Breakfast

8:30-8:40 am              Welcome

                                    Chandan Vaidya, Vice Provost for Faculty

8:40-9:15 am              Georgetown’s Jesuit and Catholic Heritage & Mission

                                    Fr. Matthew Carnes, S.J., Vice Dean for Faculty & Graduate Affairs, School of Foreign Service

  • The Vice Dean for Faculty & Graduate Affairs, School of Foreign Service, Fr. Matthew Carnes, S.J. will provide an overview of Georgetown being a member of one of the oldest and most influential systems of university education in the world — the Jesuit educational network. This session will introduce the history, values, and commitments that animate Georgetown as a Catholic and Jesuit institution, and offer perspectives on ways that this identity contributes to the mission of research and teaching.

9:30-10:30 am            Academic Leadership Panel I

  • Rosario Ceballo, Dean, Georgetown College Arts & Sciences (CAS)
  • Joel Hellman, Dean, School of Foreign Service (SFS)
  • Paul Almeida, McDonough School of Business (MSB)
  • Maria Cancian, Dean, McCourt School of Public Policy (MSPP)

10:35-11:15 am              Academic Leadership Panel II

  • Alexander Sens, Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS)
  • Kelly Otter, Dean, School of Continuing Studies (SCS)
  • Roberta Waite, Dean, School of Nursing (SON)
  • Christopher King, Dean, School of Health (SOH)

11:20-12:00 pm              Conversation with the Provost

                                     Robert Groves, Provost

12:00-1:15 pm            Lunch


  • Classroom technology (CETS)

(Mark Cohen, Executive Director of CETS; Kathleen Julien, Senior Classroom Manager and Event Support Lead for CETS; John Steitz, Associate Director for Classroom Support Systems)

  • Catherine Langlois, Ombuds for Faculty

1:30-2:10 pm              Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Georgetown: Initiatives

                                    Rosemary Kilkenny, Vice President for Institutional Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

  • Georgetown University has initiated a variety of employment and educational programs and practices in support of diversity, equity, and inclusion to ensure that members of our community feel a sense of belonging. Given the isolation and uncertainty that many students and colleagues may experience as a result of our virtual work and classroom world, it is essential that we demonstrate behaviors essential to building an even more inclusive and supportive environment for our students to thrive. Let us explore together how to achieve that end.

2:15-3:55 pm              Teaching and Learning at Georgetown

                                    Edward Maloney, Executive Director, CNDLS

                                    Margaret Debelius, Senior Director of Faculty Initiatives, CNDLS

                                    Caitlin Gunn, Senior Educational Developer, CNDLS

                                    Joselyn Lewis, Director Inclusive Teaching and Learning Initiatives, CNDLS

4:00-5:00 pm              Overview of Benefits

                                    Mike Fanning, Benefits Service Officer

  • We offer a variety of online events and education to support you in taking full advantage of the benefits offered through Georgetown University.

5:00-7:00 pm              Happy Hour and Hands-on-Help | With Drinks and Light Refreshments

  • GO CARD; Benefits; Parking: CANVAS

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

8:00-8:45 am              Breakfast

9:00-11:00 am            Breakout session for Non-Tenure Line Faculty Framework

                                    Location: White-Gravenor Hall, Suite 202

  • Barbara Schone, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Faculty Director, MSPP
  • Kristen Anderson, Teaching Professor, MSB
  • Patrick Johnson, Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Physics, CAS

9:00-10:30 am            Breakout session for Tenure Line Faculty: Navigating Rank and Tenure

                                    This faculty panel will clarify the rank and tenure process at Georgetown:  

  • Ian Gale, Professor, Department of Economics, CAS
  • Robert Patterson, Professor, Department of African American Studies, CAS
  • Jennie Bai, Professor, MSB
  • Marden Nichols, Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor, Department of Classics, CAS
  • Sebastian Jilke, Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor, MSPP

10:30-11:00 am          Breakout session for Tenure Line Faculty: Research at Georgetown

                                   Billy Jack, Vice Provost for Research

  • This session will provide an overview of the resources for faculty research and opportunities for involving students in research.

11:00-12:30 pm          Strategic and Academic Initiatives

  • Soyica Colbert, Vice President for Interdisciplinary Initiatives and Idol Family Professor | Diversity Requirement
  • David Edelstein, Vice Provost for Education | Academic Programs
  • Anita Gonzalez, Professor, Departments of Performing Arts and African American Studies | Racial Justice Institute
  • Lisa Singh, Professor, Department of Computer Science | Tech and Society
  • Will Fleisher, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy | Center for Digital Ethics
  • Peter Marra, Dean and Laudato Si Professor of Biology and the Environment  | Earth Commons

12:30-1:30 pm             Lunch

                                    Introduction to faculty governance

  • Ed Soule, Chair, Main Campus Executive Committee (MCEF)
  • Sue Mulroney, President, Faculty Senate

1:30-3:00 pm              Teaching in the Era of Artificial Intelligence

                                    Edward Maloney, Executive Director, CNDLS

                                    Molly Chehak, Director of Digital Learning and Pedagogy

  • In this session, CNDLS will explore the affordances and challenges presented by generative AI tools such as ChatGPT. We will discuss how students are using AI and explore ways to integrate AI into your teaching, including discussing potential limitations of AI and issues of academic integrity.

3:00-4:00 pm              Academic and Student Supports

  • Academic Resource Center – Joseph Fisher, Executive Director,
  • Library Services – Suzanne Chase, Head, Digital Scholarship and Technology Services and Ryan Johnson, Department Head, Research Services
  • Counseling and Psychiatric Services – Durriya Meer, Director and Carol Day, Director, Health Education Services
  • Student Ombuds – Daniela Brancaforte

4:00-5:00 pm              Faculty Group Photo on Healey Steps followed by Campus Tour

5:00 pm                       President’s Reception, Dahlgren Tent