Exploratory Seminar

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Harvard & the Legacy of Slavery: From the Committee Report to the College Classroom
2–3 February and 2–3 March 2023

Faculty and postdocs are invited to join our 2023 exploratory seminar in which we will explore what the landmark Report of the Presidential Committee on Harvard & the Legacy of Slavery means for how we in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences teach the entangled histories of slavery, the United States, the Atlantic World, and higher education.

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Current News

As an International Scholar, How Can I Develop My Communication Skills?

As an International Scholar, How Can I Develop My Communication Skills?

January 12, 2023

We have been working with international PhD students and scholars this year through a variety of seminars, workshops, and other learning opportunities offered by our Professional Communication Program for International Teachers and Scholars. Read on to learn more about how you can engage with the Bok Center throughout the year and learn more about our offerings this spring!

The Bok Center offers programs and resources on teaching and communication for all instructors in the FAS...

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Fall Teaching Conference 2022: A Template for the Future

Fall Teaching Conference 2022: A Template for the Future

September 8, 2022

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...

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The Pedagogy Fellows leadership team: Rebecca Brown, Pamela Pollock, Adam Beaver, and Yasemin Kalender.

Pedagogy Fellows 2021-22: Year in Review

June 15, 2022

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...

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Upcoming Events

2023 Feb 07

Discussion Group for International PhD Students

Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Apr 18 2023 except Tue Mar 14 2023.
4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Science Center

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...

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2023 Feb 08

Online Office Hours for FAS Faculty, Students, and Staff

Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed May 03 2023 .
10:30am to 11:30am

Location: 

Online; see Zoom link in the description

Drop in to have representatives of Academic Technology, the Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, and Harvard Library answer any of your questions about Canvas, Zoom, or technology in teaching.

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2023 Feb 08

Focus on Grammar: Drop-in Office Hours to Discuss Grammar Questions

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Online

Gain confidence in your grammar choices, whether you are teaching, presenting, or engaging with others in academic conversations. This spring, the Professional Communication Program for International Teachers and Scholars will be hosting drop-in office hours on grammar topics. Drop by if you have a quick grammar question, want to practice different grammar forms, or want to receive feedback on your oral grammar use.

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2023 Feb 09

Walk with Bok

Repeats every week every Thursday until Fri May 05 2023 .
9:00am to 9:45am

Location: 

Alleyway entrance to Harvest Restaurant, 44 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Looking for a way to get your day off to a good start and 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!
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2023 Feb 09

Office Hours for PhD Students at the SEC

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Apr 20 2023 except Thu Mar 16 2023, Thu Mar 23 2023.
1:30pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

SEC 2.323 - Library Seminar Room

Are you a SEAS PhD student who wants to learn more about teaching, communication, or presentation skills?

Are you an international PhD student who would like to talk to someone about cross-cultural communication or your English speaking skills?

Sarah Emory, the Bok Center’s Assistant Director for International Teachers and Scholars, is available for drop-in consultations and questions every Thursday from 1:30-3:00pm in SEC 2.323-Library Seminar Room.

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