Launch of the Georgetown Student Dashboard Initiative

Launch of the Georgetown Student Dashboard Initiative

July 21, 2014 News 0

We’re excited to announce that we have launched the Georgetown Student Dashboard Initiative. Over the next several months, students will work with faculty, staff, and administrators to create an online platform that tracks progress in learning and personal development.

The dashboard will be every student’s portal to what we might think of as their “authentic learning record,” a record that measures outcomes beyond just credit hours and grade point averages. Resilience, empathy, well-being – outcomes like these are the toughest to measure, but often the ones that matter the most, a dilemma that Provost Groves addressed in his blog post last week. That’s why we’re aiming to give students a more holistic idea of their development during their time at Georgetown.

At its core, the dashboard will be a space designed by students for students. So, we started by asking students to imagine what their personal dashboard might look like. Take a minute to see what they had to say.

As you can see in the video, students imagine tracking a wide range of measures, from health statistics and time management to campus networking and extracurricular involvement. They envision the dashboard as both a private space to track personal goals as well as a public interface to display sharable metrics. Ultimately, the dashboard will serve as an instrument that enables them to take charge of their own personal formation.

While we’re still in the beginning stages of this initiative, our objective is to test early versions of the dashboard throughout the fall.

If you’d like to learn more or get involved, email me at st458@georgetown.edu or track the Future(s) website for further updates.

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