This summer was a busy time at the Bok Center. In the November-December issue of Harvard Magazine, the Bok Center’s Director of Pedagogy Adam Beaver describes some of the ways in which the Bok Center worked with the Office of Undergraduate Education to help faculty prepare to teach remotely this fall. One of the unique challenges facing fall term faculty—one that they did not face in the spring, when they pivoted online halfway through the semester—was the absence of in person meetings where faculty and students could build rapport and community that could be sustained online. Beaver describes how the Bok Center supported faculty in designing courses and assignments that support interactivity and the development of community both at weeklong faculty workshops and through the creation of online materials.
Read the Harvard Magazine article here.