In her work at the Bok Center, Virginia Maurer worked with Harvard faculty and graduate students to develop new approaches for the effective teaching of undergraduates. She provided individualized instructional consultations on interpreting student feedback, active learning techniques, course and assignment design, interactive lecturing, and other teaching matters. In addition, she led the Departmental Teaching Fellows Program and consulted with departments on graduate TF training design. Virginia taught a range of Bok seminars that focus on engaging students in active learning, classroom assessment, learning theories and classroom practice, and teaching across global boundaries.
Passionately interested in global education, Virginia has considerable experience living and working abroad, including 4 years spent in Greece and 1 year in Kosovo. She has conducted teacher-training workshops for a range of education and government institutions in over 40 countries throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and the Pacific. Most recently, she conducted language proficiency assessment training for the Peace Corps in Ghana and the Gambia.