Faculty Lunches

The Bok Center hosts an annual series of faculty lunch conversations on aspects of teaching and learning. Each lunch is moderated by one or more faculty colleagues, who share their experiences in the classroom and lead a broad discussion of the lessons learned and opportunities for adaptation. The Bok Center follows up with attendees to forward resources that may be of interest in light of the presentation.

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Upcoming Lunches

Past Faculty Lunches on Learning

2018 Oct 23

Faculty Lunch: How can we motivate young scientists to grapple with important, but unanswerable ethical questions?

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

50 Church St. Room 308

Steven HymanSteven Hyman, Distinguished Service Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Director of the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research, and Former Provost of Harvard University

Several years ago, Steve Hyman embarked upon a pedagogical experiment aimed at taking (mostly) science concentrators—including pre-meds—out of their intellectual comfort zone.... Read more about Faculty Lunch: How can we motivate young scientists to grapple with important, but unanswerable ethical questions?

2018 Oct 01

Faculty Lunch: How to Overhaul your Curriculum and Live to Tell the Tale

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

50 Church St. Room 308

Suzannah ClarkSuzannah Clark, Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music and Chair, Department of Music

As a veteran of successful curricular reforms at both Oxford and Harvard, Suzannah Clark has developed a keen sense for how to build consensus and align an undergraduate program with the intellectual priorities of its faculty.... Read more about Faculty Lunch: How to Overhaul your Curriculum and Live to Tell the Tale

2018 Apr 23

Faculty Lunch: Minding Making

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

50 Church St, Room 308

Jennifer Roberts, Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Professor of the Humanities in the Department of History of Art and Architecture

If the artisanal and technical skills behind artmaking are forms of knowledge, how can (or should) that knowledge be integrated into the analytical methods of art history and of the humanities more broadly?... Read more about Faculty Lunch: Minding Making

2018 Apr 13

Faculty Lunch: Virtual Earth or field trip to Mars: Integrating visualization technology into science teaching

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

McKinstry Room, Geological Museum 204, 24 Oxford St, Cambridge

John Shaw, Harry C. Dudley Professor of Structural and Economic Geology, Harvard College Professor, and Chair of the Department of Earth and Planetary Science

Immersive visualization experiences are transforming the landscape of science education, bringing students beyond the classroom to experience remote field sites and other inaccessible environments, from molecular to planetary scales.... Read more about Faculty Lunch: Virtual Earth or field trip to Mars: Integrating visualization technology into science teaching