Graduate Students

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Spring Showcase a Smashing Success

May 25, 2018

On May 2, the Bok Center hosted our second annual Spring Showcase, featuring the amazing ways in which our faculty and student partners are transforming teaching at Harvard.  The Bok Center has created a vibrant intergenerational community of teachers and learners, who have worked tirelessly throughout the year to create inspiring and innovative courses and programs.... Read more about Spring Showcase a Smashing Success

2018 Aug 30

Fall Teaching Conference Day 2: For New and Experienced Teachers

8:30am to 4:30pm


Sever Hall, Harvard Yard


Early Bird Registration is now open!  Register Here.

Held over two days with programming geared toward new and experienced graduate student teachers at Harvard, the Fall Teaching Conference features workshops and sessions led by experts from across the university. This pre-semester conference...

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HH Scholars

PhD Candidates Wow the Crowd at Harvard Horizons

April 12, 2018

Held on the evening of 11 April, the sixth annual Harvard Horizons Symposium featured the research of eight stellar Harvard PhD candidates. Under the guidance of the Bok Center's experts in professional and scholarly communication, the scholars have worked intensively together since January, honing their skills and building a sense of community that reaches across their disciplinary boundaries.


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Bok 40th

May 9, 2016

At the May 5 kick-off event for the Bok Center’s 40th anniversary celebration, former Harvard president Derek Bok recalled his first speech to the faculty, in 1971 when his term began, which he devoted to the subject of teaching.  Afterward Bok spoke to his friend the eminent physicist Gerald Holton, “and I asked him, Gerry, how did it go?  And he said, well, 80 percent of the faculty have given up on you.”

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Departmental Teaching Fellows

June 30, 2016

When Adam Beaver was the Departmental Teaching Fellow in History in 2006, the job was simple, if arduous: over the year he had to watch videos of 30 graduate students, all first-time instructors teaching in their first undergraduate classroom; and he had to do it sitting alongside them. He learned to stop the film at some arbitrary point early in the hour and ask a general question like, “Who’s that guy with the hat on?”  It was an icebreaker; soon the novice teacher would be telling Beaver, “That’s Joe, and I just can’t get him to talk.”

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