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ABLConnect Teaching Innovator Prize Application Now Open

April 16, 2018

The ABLConnect Teaching Innovator Prize celebrates Harvard University instructors for their development and use of active learning exercises in their classes, and we would love to post a teaching activity you used in class to the website. Submitting your teaching activity allows other teachers to learn from your example and nominates you for our annual Teaching Innovator Prize.... Read more about ABLConnect Teaching Innovator Prize Application Now Open

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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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We moved!

January 12, 2018

The Bok Center's Learning Lab and other Science Center staff have moved to 50 Church Street, 3rd floor. Come visit us here!... Read more about We moved!

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GSAS Students Report Positive Teaching Experiences

January 4, 2018
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences has just released the results of its biannual survey of registering students, which includes questions about their teaching experiences. The Bok Center is delighted that 87% reported positive teaching experiences, and 94% reported receiving training and support in their teaching roles. The Bok Center's Pamela Pollock describes some of our many resources for graduate student teachers in the... Read more about GSAS Students Report Positive Teaching Experiences

A Coveted Teaching Award

December 18, 2017

Yanpeng Sun, PhD ’19, had never been abroad until he came to Harvard from China in 2013 to pursue his doctorate in structural geology. “It was a bit scary at the beginning,” he recalls. Although Sun had started learning English at age 11, he needed to improve his oral skills before assuming his teaching fellow responsibilities.

Thanks to the Bok Center’s Professional Communication Program for International Teachers and Scholars—and with considerable personal drive and support from his faculty advisor—Sun has greatly enhanced his grammar, vocabulary, and conversational...

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Measuring an Education

October 23, 2017

In the November 2017 issue of Harvard Magazine, Harvard President Drew Faust reflects on the ways that we measure and evaluate the success (and value) of a Harvard education, and highlights the Bok Center's efforts to innovate undergraduate pedagogy:... Read more about Measuring an Education