On May 2, the Bok Center hosted our second annual Spring Showcase, featuring the amazing ways in which our faculty and student partners are transforming teaching at Harvard. The Bok Center has created a vibrant intergenerational community of teachers and learners, who have worked tirelessly throughout the year to create inspiring and innovative courses and programs.... Read more about Spring Showcase a Smashing Success
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.
The Bok Center trains graduate students to teach not only undergraduates, but also high school students. Through Life Sciences Outreach and the Amgen Foundation, hundreds of students from neighboring Cambridge Rindge and Latin School perform experiments in the undergraduate laboratories in the Science Center.
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
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...