Support for General Education

One of the most meaningful curricular initiatives underway at Harvard College is the launch of a new General Education curriculum in Fall 2019. Because courses in the new curriculum will be distinct from those offered in departments and often require additional instructional design and/or logistical support, the Bok Center has created a General Education team dedicated to working with faculty teaching in the program.

We assist faculty in two ways: through highly tailored, one-on-one consultations on course design and delivery; and by helping to build community through our collaborative Course Design Institutes funded by the Davis Educational Foundation.

Bespoke support for course design & delivery

Faculty who have been approved to teach in the new Gen Ed are warmly invited to dock with the Bok Center either to revise their existing course materials or to build out their new proposal into a full syllabus. As you consider the committee’s feedback, develop your materials, onboard your teaching staff, and get the semester underway, our team would be happy to help you with some—or all—of the following :

Read more about the support available to all faculty
Make an appointment to meet with our team

Collaborative Course Design Institutes

Beginning in Spring 2019, the Bok Center will bring together small groups of faculty participate in multi-day course design institutes, focusing on general elements of assignment and syllabus design as well as elements of particular relevance courses in Gen Ed. These institutes will feature workshops led by the Bok Center’s Assistant Director for Writing Pedagogy, as well as one-on-one attention from preceptors currently teaching in Harvard’s first-year Expository Writing program. Stay tuned for more details on the timing and registration process for the institutes, which will begin in spring 2019.

Read a press release about the Davis Educational Foundation award in support of the Bok Center's Gen Ed support

Contact Bok's Gen Ed Team

Additional Bok Support for Gen Ed

Meet Bok's Gen Ed Partners