Like many instructors and students across the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, we at the Bok Center are excited about returning to a fully residential campus and in-person teaching in the fall of 2021. A key part of our mission is to develop a sense of Harvard as an intergenerational community in which everyone is both a teacher and a learner; while we have seen so many impressive examples of collaboration and community-building in Zoom classrooms over the past year, we all yearn to be together again in one place.
At the same time, we are mindful of the fact that describing the fall of 2021 as a "return to normal" also risks obscuring or minimizing the very real hardships of the past year and the lasting mark that the pandemic will leave upon our community. We return to campus and to the classroom changed by our individual and collective experiences of COVID-19, racial injustice, and our volatile national politics.
At the Bok Center, we will be doing our best to support instructors and students alike as they return to campus in the Fall of 2021, hosting events and sharing resources designed to help us all reflect on what it means to be teaching and learning at Harvard now. Look to this page and our regular newsletter for our latest updates.
Advice for Faculty on Navigating Academic Continuity, Spring 2022
(updated 14 January 2022)
The Bok Center's Guidance on Teaching While Masked
(updated 30 August 2021)
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