Faculty Information Regarding Remote Learning for Spring and Summer 2020:

There has been a university-level decision to suspend face-to-face classes on campus and the entire institution has moved to complete instructional continuity. 

We take these steps at an extraordinary time, faced with challenges to the health of our community from COVID-19. Nothing is more important to Georgetown than supporting the health and welfare of the faculty, staff and students.

Please continue to communicate with your deans’ offices as issues arise; their leadership has been invaluable as each school, department and research center has addressed the circumstances of this public health emergency. In addition, please visit the Georgetown University Coronavirus Resource Center for campus-wide news, updates, FAQs and other resources. Additional resources from the Office of the Provost can be found below:


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Thank You to Our Faculty, Staff, and Students

These are unprecedented circumstances that we are all navigating, and we’re grateful to the many Georgetown employees and first responders for all that you do, as this is the truest example of our values in action.

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Holy Week Services

Holy Week services will be livestreamed through the @georgetownuniversity Facebook page. Tonight we begin with Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion. Join us at 7PM!

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Professors Transition to Virtual Teaching

“Grateful to my #STIA305 students for showing up with smiles this morning for our first virtual lecture, the start of module 3 on global health & development with @mendenhall_em @STIAGeorgetown @georgetownsfs
-Professor Joanna Lewis

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Social Distancing

Georgetown Law is committed to minimizing the spread of COVID-19 and we encourage our community to practice social distancing of at least 6 ft (1.8 m).

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Georgetown Hosts Virtual Leadership During Crisis Event

Thanks to Dr. Jeff Colyer, Dr. Rebecca Katz, Ron Klain, and Tony Sayegh for participating in the first-ever GU Politics virtual forum event on the COVID-19 crisis.

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Chaplains Offer Weekly Reflections

As a way to move into the online world of connectivity, chaplains in @GeorgetownOCM will offer weekly reflections for the community.

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SFS On Topic: Coronavirus

March 17th, 2020

Since its emergence in Wuhan, China in December 2019, the COVID-19 novel coronavirus disease has spread to 143 countries around the world. With over …

Provost’s Blog

Take Just a Few Minutes; Fill out the 2020 Census

April 8th, 2020

This is an advocacy blog. Beware; beliefs and opinions follow. Every ten years the United States and many other countries in the world conduct a census of their resident population. For some decades, it has been the tradition to ask all residents to report their whereabouts on April 1 of the year of the census. […]

Students and Faculty Inventing New Ways to Partner

April 2nd, 2020

The Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS) has conducted a survey of students and one of faculty at the end of the last two weeks, as we have all migrated to remote learning. We’re doing this to look for problems that we might ameliorate though improvements in procedures and processes. The surveys […]

Living with Others by Yourself

March 26th, 2020

Academic communities thrive on interpersonal communication. It’s true that some of this is increasingly accomplished via the internet, among colleagues at different universities. But much of it remains the interaction with colleagues down the hall, in a department, a laboratory, or research center. Here academics also find students, whose questioning of basic assumptions prompts rethinking […]

Two-dimensional Communication

March 19th, 2020

Early work in communication studies found that the medium of communication had large effects on different types of messaging. Actors in communication through written form had difficulties negotiating shared meaning. Actors in a dialogue in a face-to-face setting were able to read anger, happiness, frustration, and other attitudinal states. They knew when each other were […]

Provost’s Podcast: Faculty in Research