Programming

Whether you're interested in attending a one-hour lunch, enrolling in a six-week seminar, or finding a trusted partner with whom to workshop your ideas, the Bok Center's staff and fellows are ready to help you become the kind of teacher that you would like to be.

For Faculty

The Bok Center partners with faculty to think through their goals and ideas. From course design, to training your teaching staff, to evolving your classroom practice, we're here to help.

Programming Grad

Teaching is intimately connected to your growth as a scholar. From apprenticing for a faculty career to acquiring valuable skills in communication, the Bok Center is here to help you succeed.

Programming Undergrad

Through the Learning Lab and other initiatives, the Bok Center offers undergraduates the opportunity to participate in designing their own educations and transforming the Harvard curriculum. 

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Upcoming Events

2022 Aug 18

Fall Teaching Conference - Fundamentals Cohort 1 Kickoff

9:30am to 11:00am

Location: 

Online

New TFs are invited to attend one of two cohorts of our Pre-conference Fundamentals training. Each cohort consists of three 90-minute sessions in which new TFs review key components of each core module on the Hit the Ground Running Canvas site.

*Note: this is the first of 3 training sessions for this cohort.*

This session is part of the Fall Teaching Conference, which is designed to prepare new and...

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2022 Aug 22

Fall Teaching Conference - Fundamentals Cohort 2 Kickoff

9:30am to 11:00am

Location: 

Online

New TFs are invited to attend one of two cohorts of our Pre-conference Fundamentals training. Each cohort consists of three 90-minute sessions in which new TFs review key components of each core module on the Hit the Ground Running Canvas site.

*Note: this is the first of 3 training sessions for this cohort.*

This session is part of the Fall Teaching Conference, which is designed to prepare new and...

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2022 Aug 23

Fall Teaching Conference Roundtable - Leading Problem-Based Sections

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Hall

In this small-group discussion, join experienced TFs in the sciences to discuss questions like, how do you lead a problem-based section? How do you help students solve problems (without giving them the answers)? How do you give feedback? Participants will leave the sessions with tips and strategies for teaching in problem-based sections. 

This session is part of the Fall Teaching Conference, which is designed to prepare new and experienced graduate student teachers for their roles as Teaching Fellows in the FAS. Pre-registration is required. Learn more ...

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2022 Aug 23

Fall Teaching Conference Roundtable - Leading Discussion-Based Sections

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Hall

In this small-group discussion, join experienced TFs in the humanities and social sciences to discuss questions like, how do you prepare to lead a discussion-based section? What kinds of things can you do in class to keep students engaged? How do you give feedback? Participants will leave the session with tips and strategies for teaching in discussion-based sections. 

This session is part of the Fall Teaching Conference, which is designed to prepare new and experienced graduate student teachers for their roles as Teaching Fellows in the FAS. Pre-registration is...

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2022 Aug 23

Fall Teaching Conference Roundtable - Language Teaching

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Hall

In this small-group discussion, join experienced language TFs to discuss questions important to language teaching. How do you prepare for class? How do you help students feel comfortable making mistakes in a new language? How do you give feedback? Participants will leave the session with tips and strategies for language teaching.

This session is part of the Fall Teaching Conference, which is designed to prepare new and experienced graduate student teachers for their roles as Teaching Fellows in the FAS. Pre-registration is required. Learn more ...

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More Events

The Bok Center welcomes opportunities to collaborate with departments and programs on initiatives like revising curricula, offering professional development opportunities to graduate students, and creating discipline-specific resources in areas like writing and speaking for undergraduates.

Equity & Inclusion

The Bok Center aims to foster teaching and learning communities in which all students can learn and thrive in ways inclusive of their diverse backgrounds and identities.

Public events

Engaged Communication for PhD Students

Engaged Communication for PhD Students

April 1, 2022

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...

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Bok Summit

Bok Summit Covered in Harvard Magazine, Chronicle of Higher Education

May 3, 2019

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....

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