We are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2017-18 ABLConnect Teaching Innovator Prize!
ABLConnect is an online database of active learning exercises developed by Harvard instructors and used in Harvard classrooms. The competitive Teaching Innovator Prize recognizes instructors from across Harvard institutions for their use of active learning. This year’s winners are:
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...
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences recently announced the 2017 Horizons Scholars, eight PhD students whose ideas, innovations, and insights have the potential to reshape their disciplines. These students have been selected by the Harvard Horizons Faculty Fellows as representatives of the high aspirations and the extraordinary achievements of Harvard University’s PhD programs.... Read more about Announcing the 2017 Harvard Horizons Scholars
At the May 5 kick-off event for the Bok Center’s 40th anniversary celebration, former Harvard president Derek Bok recalled his first speech to the faculty, in 1971 when his term began, which he devoted to the subject of teaching. Afterward Bok spoke to his friend the eminent physicist Gerald Holton, “and I asked him, Gerry, how did it go? And he said, well, 80 percent of the faculty have given up on you.”