Graduate Students

2019 May 02

Reading Period

Thu May 2 (All day) to Wed May 8 (All day)

2019 Mar 16

Spring Recess

Sat Mar 16 (All day) to Sun Mar 24 (All day)

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Announcing the 2019 Harvard Horizons Scholars

December 20, 2018

Eight scholars have been appointed as 2019 Harvard Horizons Scholars, studying topics from glass sea sponges to musical Esperanto. Harvard Horizons is designed to promote interdisciplinary sharing of PhD students’ big ideas and to teach students how to communicate their research to a non-specialist audience. Over the next several months these eight graduate students will work closely with the Bok Center as part of our support for Professional and Scholarly Communication. Congratulations to the Horizons Scholars!

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Celebrating Mentoring at the Harvard Ed Portal

December 2, 2018

The Harvard Ed Portal, which is celebrating ten years of community partnership between Harvard and Boston, shared the work of K-12 students and their mentors at a community reception on December 2.  Susan Johnson, the Bok Center’s Assistant Director for Socially Engaged Learning, works with a cohort of 20-25 undergraduate mentors each semester, helping them to create age-specific curricula and develop as educators.  

Read more about the Ed Portal mentoring program and the community reception - attended by President Larry Bacow - in this Crimson article.

Caitlyn Olson, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Pedagogy Fellow at the 2018 Fall Teaching Conference.

Applications Open for Pedagogy Fellows 2019-2020 Cohort!

December 3, 2018
We are excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 cohort of Pedagogy Fellows! The Pedagogy Fellows Program is a professional development opportunity for experienced and creative graduate students to collaborate with faculty, administration, and the Bok Center’s senior staff to enhance teaching in their disciplines and in the FAS more broadly. 

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2019 Jan 10

Registration Opens for Select Bok Seminars

(All day)

Registration opens for the following Bok Seminars:

Communicating Science

How to Talk to Your Students: Communication in Context

Mentoring: How to Advise (and be Advised)

Foundations of Teaching in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Course Design: From Transparency to Transfer

Please visit the Bok Seminars page for descriptions and registration information.

2019 Jan 25

Bok Happy Hour

4:00pm to 5:00pm


Location: 50 Church St, Room 308
2019 Jan 25

Making Science More Equitable: A Graduate Student Workshop on Race and Gender

2:00pm to 4:00pm


Science Center 302

What impact do race and gender have in the science classroom? In this workshop, designed by Physics graduate students for TFs in STEM disciplines, we interrogate the definitions of race and gender in the US to understand how these categories have shaped the scientific community. Informed by our critical analysis of these definitions, we discuss ways to cultivate supportive learning environments, and what we can do as teaching fellows to make science more equitable, both in the classroom and beyond.


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2019 Jan 25

Take My Course... Please! Lessons from Comedy for Teachers

2:00pm to 4:00pm


Science Center 418d

In this workshop we will explore the relationship between stand up comedy and teaching, and how lessons and dynamics that occur in successful comedy routines could be relevant to the classroom. To be a good comedian, you have to be able to persuade your audience to let you show them a new perspective on things—to welcome a diverse crowd, to establish some shared premises, to think about questions which have never occurred to them before, to see the world as an outsider would, and to wonder why, exactly, we behave in the ways that we do. In some cases, these new perspectives may be simply...

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2019 Jan 25

From Implicit to Explicit: Identity & Power Dynamics in the Classroom

12:00pm to 1:30pm


Science Center 418d

What assumptions do you have about students in your class? How can identities related to race, gender, class, sexuality, ability, and more affect classroom dynamics?  This session will begin with the Bok Center’s Undergraduate Pedagogy Fellows presenting an introduction to the multiplicity of Harvard undergraduate identities through both narratives and statistics. The Fellows will also offer an introduction to how power and privilege manifest within the classroom in the forms of microaggressions and "hot moments", and explain how students often wish TFs would deal with and work to...

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