Teaching is an act of scholarly communication, and developing communication skills is an important component of professional development. We offer programs in teaching and scholarly communication for PhD students at every stage, from newly matriculated students who want to develop strategies to more easily explain their work, to dissertation-stage students preparing to share short versions of their research on the Sanders Theatre stage. This year we focused on communicating in person (both with masks and without) after more than a year of being confined to a small square on...
On May 9, the Bok Center hosted our 3rd annual Showcase, celebrating innovative teaching from the past academic year. Visitors from across the Harvard community and beyond explored over 20 booths highlighting many of the diverse courses and programs created by Bok Center staff, student fellows, and faculty partners.... Read more about Bok Showcase 2019: Innovative Teaching in the Spotlight
Harvard Magazine recently published a comprehensive summary of the Bok Center’s Harvard Summit on Excellence in Higher Education. Held on April 4-5, the Summit brought together deans, provosts, and faculty from universities across the country to discuss whether - and how well - liberal arts colleges and universities are serving the public good....
The Harvard Ed Portal, which is celebrating ten years of community partnership between Harvard and Boston, shared the work of K-12 students and their mentors at a community reception on December 2. Susan Johnson, the Bok Center’s Assistant Director for Socially Engaged Learning, works with a cohort of 20-25 undergraduate mentors each semester, helping them to create age-specific curricula and develop as educators.
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.
On 12 May, the Bok Center held its annual Spring Showcase, inviting friends and colleagues from around the university and beyond to experience some of the dozens of innovative projects and initiatives that Bok launched during the 2016–2017 academic year.... Read more about Sampling innovations in teaching and learning