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...
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