Graduate Students

2018 Jan 26

Navigating Culture: Making Connections and Building Relationships

1:00pm to 3:00pm


125 Mt Auburn Street, Room 325

Are you a graduate student or scholar who wants to build meaningful connections across cultures here at Harvard? From connecting with your students, working in research groups and labs, managing relationships with supervisors and peers, and networking at conferences, there is a lot to navigate!... Read more about Navigating Culture: Making Connections and Building Relationships

2018 May 02

Spring Showcase

3:00pm to 5:00pm


50 Church St, 3rd Floor

 Join the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning as we showcase projects and innovations across the Harvard teaching community.  Our community of students, scholars, and staff will be sharing what we have done and learned this year, though hands-on demonstrations, videos, and poster presentations.


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2017 Dec 06

Formative Feedback for Teaching Development: A Focused Conversation

3:00pm to 4:00pm


Science Center 300H

Led by Cheryl Jeffs, EdD
Educational development consultant at the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning at the University of Calgary

Formative feedback is an intentional, voluntary, developmental strategy for instructors to receive feedback about their teaching with the goal of better understanding and improving student learning.... Read more about Formative Feedback for Teaching Development: A Focused Conversation

Measuring an Education

Measuring an Education

October 23, 2017

In the November 2017 issue of Harvard Magazine, Harvard President Drew Faust reflects on the ways that we measure and evaluate the success (and value) of a Harvard education, and highlights the Bok Center's efforts to innovate undergraduate pedagogy:... Read more about Measuring an Education

Food for Thought

Food for Thought

May 1, 2016

Zach Nowak, a Bok Center Departmental Teaching Fellow, brought the canned meat product Spam to the first day of section for a course on American food history.

Spam, first created in the United States in the late 1930s and used to fuel troops during the Second World War, has since fallen out of favor, going the way of ersatz coffee as a food most people would probably rather avoid if given the choice. Today, Spam often conjures up associations of tastelessness and poor quality rivaled only, perhaps, by Dickensian gruel.

It came as no surprise to Nowak, then, when his...

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Announcing the 2017 Harvard Horizons Scholars

Announcing the 2017 Harvard Horizons Scholars

December 8, 2016
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences recently announced the 2017 Horizons Scholars, eight PhD students whose ideas, innovations, and insights have the potential to reshape their disciplines. These students have been selected by the Harvard Horizons Faculty Fellows as representatives of the high aspirations and the extraordinary achievements of Harvard University’s PhD programs.... Read more about Announcing the 2017 Harvard Horizons Scholars