Planning a third revamped Fall Teaching Conference in three years, while challenging, really encouraged us to distill all of the lessons learned from previous conferences into what we hope will be the new template for the Fall Teaching Conference going forward. Going online and coming back in-person again prompted us to reflect on our core values, articulate our goals clearly, and reimagine a Fall...
As we close the books on the academic year, we are taking stock of what we’ve learned, and planning for the coming year. Our programs always strive to reflect the current moment, as we adjust to the needs of each year of teaching. 2021–22 was the year of being “back again” on campus, of teaching with masks, and of getting used to being together in the classroom again. Perhaps none of the Bok Center’s programs felt more responsive to these new circumstances than the Pedagogy Fellows. Each year, approximately 34...
The Bok Center’s Professional Communication Program for International Teachers and Scholars supports international PhD students at all stages of their academic careers through seminars and resources on teaching, cross-cultural communication, and English language proficiency development. Our team of undergraduate Culture and Communication Consultants (CCCs) serve as language partners, lead discussion groups, and organize special events such as Harvard House tours. The CCCs offer insights...
Repeats every week every Thursday until Fri Dec 16 2022 except Thu Nov 24 2022.
9:00am to 9:45am
Alleyway entrance to Harvest Restaurant, 44 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Looking for a way to get your day off to a good start, to enjoy the autumn weather, and to connect with colleagues about your teaching victories and questions? Join a rotating crew of Bok Center staff for a weekly morning walk, every Thursday morning from 9:00–9:45 (weather permitting). We’ll meet in the alley at the entrance to the Harvest Restaurant and walk 1–2 bridges along the river before returning to campus. Bring the stories you’re dying to share, and the questions you’ve always meant to ask!
How do our cultures inform how we communicate, how we learn, and how we teach? New international PhD students navigate communication at Harvard on multiple levels: as students, as scholars, and as future teachers. In this interactive seminar, we will explore how our cultural values influence our communication in a range of academic and classroom situations. You will have the opportunity to learn, practice, and get feedback on cross-cultural communication skills for Harvard classrooms and beyond, with sessions devoted to academic culture, undergraduate...
Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Oct 31 2022 except Mon Oct 10 2022.
4:30pm to 5:30pm
CGIS Knafel Cafe
Do you want to learn more about undergraduate experiences, practice your English, and meet new people? Bring your coffee and join the Bok Center’s undergraduate Culture and Communication Consultants (CCCs) for drop-in conversations! No RSVP needed.
Additional times and locations will be added throughout the semester:...
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Nov 22 2022 .
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Are you interested in connecting with other international PhD students and practicing your English in a friendly, informal setting? Join our discussion group! International PhD students have the opportunity to connect with each other and our...