Fall Teaching Conference

Save the Date for the 2017 Fall Teaching Conference! 

August 23 and 24, 2017


Held over two days with programming geared toward new and experienced graduate student teachers at Harvard, the Fall Teaching Conference is hosted by the Derek Bok Center and features workshops and sessions led by experts from across the university.

Day 1 of the Conference features programming for new Teaching Fellows, and Day 2 features programming for new and experienced Teaching Fellows.

Information from Fall 2016:

  • Program overview for Day 1 (for new Teaching Fellows)
  • Program overview for Day 2 (for new and experienced Teaching Fellows)
  • Full schedule with session descriptions


View Rob Lue's Plenary Session from the 2016 Fall Teaching Conference

Professional Conduct and Title IX: Beyond Not Dating Your Students, Derek Bok Center's Fall Teaching Conference 2015 from Derek Bok Center on Vimeo.

This session addresses some principles of professional conduct for teachers, including important guidelines related to Title IX awareness at Harvard. We’ll discuss how professional conduct is the foundation of great teaching as well as consider some scenarios about teachers’ responsibilities with respect to the University’s commitment to Title IX. This means maintaining a safe and healthy educational and work environment in which no member of the community is excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination in any University program or activity on the basis of their sex , sexual orientation, or gender identity.
Lisa Laskin, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Education
Seth Avakian, Education Specialist, Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response




Teaching in General Educaton, The Derek Bok Center's Fall Teaching Conference, 2016, Harvard University

General Education courses connect what students learn in the classroom to the lives they lead outside of college. How will you help your students make this connection? Learn about the goals of Gen Ed and its place in the curriculum, and find out about the challenges and opportunities teaching in this program presents.
Laura Hess, Associate Director, Program in General Education
Billy French (EALC), Lulie El-Ashry (Religion) and Andrew Yegian (OEB)