Graduate Students

2022 Oct 12

Graduate Student Workshop: Demystifying Diversity Statements

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Online

Led by Ashlie Sandoval, Assistant Director for Equity and Inclusion, Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning

Though an increasing number of faculty search committees ask candidates to submit diversity statements, guidance about how to compose an effective statement—indeed, even about what they are and why they can be valuable to institutions and candidates’ own professional development—remains scarce. How can you approach writing a diversity statement, considering your own identity and motivation in the context of sharing how you can...

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2022 Oct 03

Coffee Chats with the Culture and Communication Consultants

Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Oct 31 2022 except Mon Oct 10 2022.
4:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

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:...

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2022 Oct 05

Graduate Student Workshop: Demystifying Diversity Statements

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Online

Led by Ashlie Sandoval, Assistant Director for Equity and Inclusion, Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning

Though an increasing number of faculty search committees ask candidates to submit diversity statements, guidance about how to compose an effective statement—indeed, even about what they are and why they can be valuable to institutions and candidates’ own professional development—remains scarce. How can you approach writing a diversity statement, considering your own identity and motivation in the context of sharing how you can...

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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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2022 Sep 07

Bok Seminar - Teaching and the Job Market: Getting From “TF” to “Colleague”

10:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Online

Led by Adam Beaver and Eleanor Finnegan

Are you on or near the job market? Enthused or concerned about the prospect of assembling a teaching portfolio or writing a syllabus? Wondering what, exactly, a “teaching philosophy” is, and how you get one? While Harvard hopefully has given you opportunities to practice and receive feedback on your teaching, it is often the case that your career as a TF is shaped by forces beyond your control: that is to say, that you’ve taught in courses, in modalities, and with assignments set by someone else, which may or may not reflect your own...

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2022 Sep 19

Bok Seminar - If You Build It: Program Planning for Teachers and Scholars

1:30pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Online/Hybrid

Led by Pamela Pollock

Are you interested in applying your teaching experience to educational program planning? Are you organizing a workshop, conference, or other program in your role as a TF or PhD student? In this seminar, we will consider the nuts and bolts of program planning for adult learners, from the initial idea to the assessment stage, using readings and sample programs for discussion. We will learn and explore the different stages of the program planning process as we work step by step on drafting a proposal or plan for a program. This seminar is designed for...

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2022 Sep 13

Bok Seminar - All the Modes: Multimodal Communication for Teachers and Scholars

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Bok Learning Lab, 50 Church St. 3rd Floor

Led by Marlon Kuzmick and Christine D’Auria

21st century teachers and scholars communicate their ideas in a wide array of media for a diverse array of audiences. When we think about honing our communication skills, we may think about improving public speaking or learning how to design better slides. In this course we’ll do this -- but we’ll also go further, training you in a diverse set of communication media, but also focusing on a key set of patterns and techniques for teaching and storytelling that hold true across the wide array of communication scenarios you encounter (...

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2022 Sep 08

Bok Seminar - Inclusive, Antiracist, or Decolonial: Exploring Power and Privilege in the Classroom

10:30am to 12:30pm

Location: 

125 Mt. Auburn St. 3rd Floor

Led by Ashlie Sandoval

Inclusive, anti-racist, and decolonial pedagogies are not necessarily mutually exclusive frameworks, but their pedagogical approaches and theories can express different understandings of and approaches to addressing power and privilege, creating class community, acknowledging students’ social identities, and fostering student learning. In this seminar, through weekly readings and course discussions on case studies, syllabi statements, and class activities, we’ll explore key theories within and across these pedagogical frameworks, considering how they...

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2022 Sep 13

Bok Seminar - Tools and Techniques for Leading Classroom Discussions

10:30am to 12:30pm

Location: 

125 Mt. Auburn St. 3rd Floor

Led by Rebecca Miller Brown and Emily Epperson

How can you lead an exciting discussion and keep participants engaged from beginning to end? Which strategies can you use to help you and your students achieve your discussion goals?  This seminar offers a hands-on approach to leading discussions and encouraging student participation from all corners of your class. To that end, we will examine the pros and cons of various methods of how to start, structure, and conclude a discussion; strategize how to deal with moments of tension in the classroom; explore tools for conducting...

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2022 Sep 30

Bok Seminar - Intercultural Communication Skills for International PhD Students

Repeats every week every Friday, 8 times .
1:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

125 Mt. Auburn St. 3rd Floor

Led by Sarah Emory

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...

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2022 Sep 29

Walk with Bok

Repeats every week every Thursday until Fri Dec 16 2022 except Thu Nov 24 2022.
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, 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!

 

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