Undergraduates

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 Jan 22

CA Training, Part 2: Equitable and inclusive teaching

10:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Zoom

Join us for the second of a two-part workshop series for undergraduate Course Assistants to prepare you for your teaching this spring. Workshops will examine roles and responsibilities of undergraduate CAs; give you practice with techniques for engaging students during section, office hours, or problem solving sessions; and explore strategies for creating equitable and inclusive learning environments for all students.

Learn more and register here.

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2021 Jan 21

CA Training, Part 1: Teaching techniques and strategies for your role as a CA

10:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Zoom

Join us for the first of a two-part workshop series for undergraduate Course Assistants to prepare you for your teaching this spring. Workshops will examine roles and responsibilities of undergraduate CAs; give you practice with techniques for engaging students during section, office hours, or problem solving sessions; and explore strategies for creating equitable and inclusive learning environments for all students.

Learn more and register here.

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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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Bok Helps “School Go Remote”

Bok Helps “School Go Remote”

October 21, 2020

This summer was a busy time at the Bok Center. In the November-December issue of Harvard Magazine, the Bok Center’s Director of Pedagogy Adam Beaver describes some of the ways in which the Bok Center worked with the Office of Undergraduate Education to help faculty prepare to teach remotely this fall. One of the unique challenges facing fall term faculty—one that they did not face in the spring, when they pivoted online halfway through the semester—was the absence of in person meetings where faculty and students  could build rapport and community that could be sustained...

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Rob Lue in the Learning Lab

Launching a program to solve global challenges

October 7, 2020

In a recent article in the Harvard Gazette, Bok Center Faculty Director Robert Lue invites Harvard undergraduate students to join the Lemann Program on Creativity and Entrepreneurship (LPCE) and embrace their potential as change agents. "Do you have an idea that could positively transform society?" he asked. Our groundbreaking program develops the ability of students to propose and implement innovative projects. Its inaugural focus is on ideas, ventures and products that help build a...

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