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Grace Burgin

Science through Story: Podcasts in OEB50

April 7, 2021

When OEB50: Genetics and Genomics wrapped in Fall 2019, Professors Robin Hopkins and Dan Hartl, who co-teach the course, decided to incorporate a creative project that would allow students to engage course material in new ways in the next iteration. Little did they know that the next iteration of the course would be on Zoom!

When it came time to design the creative project, Hopkins and Hartl turned to OEB graduate student Grace Burgin, a Media and Design Fellow at the Bok Center’s Learning Lab. ...

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Student leans over to better study a piece of art at the Harvard Art Museums

The Museum is your Classroom--Online

February 10, 2021

The Bok Center has been excited to collaborate with the Harvard Art Museums to bring ideas and strategies for teaching with museum collections to faculty and Teaching Fellows through a series of workshops and, for the first time this spring, a Bok Seminar. What started as an independent session run by Jen Thum (Assistant Director of Academic Engagement and Assistant Research Curator, Harvard...

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2021 Apr 16

Exploratory Seminar: Decolonize Harvard? Dismantling Academic Racism/Colonialism Session Three

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Zoom
This Bok Exploratory Seminar on Racial Injustice investigates race, racism and colonialism as they emerge in the extant structures and cultural practices of Harvard University. With Harvard as an important point of departure for understanding the Western academy at large, this three-seminar series will focus on three key terms/concepts that have shaped the foundations of modern research paradigms, pedagogies and institutional structures of higher education: (1) settler colonialism/coloniality, (2) genocide/epistemicide, and (3) Eurocentrism. Each session will include a short-presentation as... Read more about Exploratory Seminar: Decolonize Harvard? Dismantling Academic Racism/Colonialism Session Three
2021 Mar 12

Exploratory Seminar: Decolonize Harvard? Dismantling Academic Racism/Colonialism Session Two

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Zoom
This Bok Exploratory Seminar on Racial Injustice investigates race, racism and colonialism as they emerge in the extant structures and cultural practices of Harvard University. With Harvard as an important point of departure for understanding the Western academy at large, this three-seminar series will focus on three key terms/concepts that have shaped the foundations of modern research paradigms, pedagogies and institutional structures of higher education: (1) settler colonialism/coloniality, (2) genocide/epistemicide, and (3) Eurocentrism. Each session will include a short-presentation as... Read more about Exploratory Seminar: Decolonize Harvard? Dismantling Academic Racism/Colonialism Session Two
2021 Feb 12

Exploratory Seminar: Decolonize Harvard? Dismantling Academic Racism/Colonialism Session One

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Zoom
This Bok Exploratory Seminar on Racial Injustice investigates race, racism and colonialism as they emerge in the extant structures and cultural practices of Harvard University. With Harvard as an important point of departure for understanding the Western academy at large, this three-seminar series will focus on three key terms/concepts that have shaped the foundations of modern research paradigms, pedagogies and institutional structures of higher education: (1) settler colonialism/coloniality, (2) genocide/epistemicide, and (3) Eurocentrism. Each session will include a short-presentation as... Read more about Exploratory Seminar: Decolonize Harvard? Dismantling Academic Racism/Colonialism Session One
A pedagogy fellow stands in front of a group of her peers answering a question.

Make an Impact as a Pedagogy Fellow

January 21, 2021

We are now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 cohort of Pedagogy Fellows. Pedagogy Fellows enhance training and support for teaching fellows within their departments and across the FAS. They lead pedagogy seminars and workshops, consult with TFs, and develop resources on teaching and professional development for their peers.

Through their work and the Bok Center’s training, Pedagogy Fellows grow in their own careers as teachers and scholars. Each year, fellows report on how much they learn...

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2019-20 Bok Annual Report

2019-20 Bok Annual Report

January 5, 2021

We are pleased to share our 2019-20 annual report, which showcases highlights from the year, including how we helped facilitate the transition to remote teaching, examples of courses we supported, and stories of students who have taken part in our programming. Especially given the challenges of the past year, we are proud of the strength of our community, and that we worked with more faculty and graduate students than ever before.

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2021 Apr 19

Faculty Office Hours (Bok, Academic Technology, and Libraries)

Repeats every week on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday until Fri May 28 2021 .
10:30am to 11:30am

Drop in at any time to have representatives of the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, Academic Technology for the FAS, and the Harvard Library answer any of your questions about Canvas, Zoom, technology in teaching, or anything else pertaining to remote teaching.

Join via Zoom

2020 Dec 10

Hope and Resilience in a Time of Loss: A Conversation with Prof. Kathleen Coleman

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Online

Many of us look forward to the holiday season as a time for joy, togetherness, and hope for new beginnings. This year, however, it may be harder to summon a festive spirit, as we are all living with some of the symptoms of loss—mourning the canceled celebrations with friends and family, and looking back on a pandemic year marked by extraordinary economic, social, and political stress. Now more than ever we can learn from the many artists and authors who have chronicled their own experiences of loss, and of the insights and wisdom that sustained them through trying times. In lieu of our...

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Robert Lue

Robert Lue, 1964-2020

November 13, 2020

We are heartbroken to share that our beloved faculty director, Robert Lue, passed away on Wednesday, November 11. Rob was appointed as the inaugural Richard L. Menschel Faculty Director of the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning in 2013. He had a vision for a teaching and learning center that would attract and energize faculty, graduate students and undergraduates; that would spark excitement and creativity about what could happen in the classroom; and that would build an intergenerational community around teaching. During the seven years of his tenure, Rob transformed the Bok...

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