It’s (Teaching) Awards Season!

Each semester, the Bok Center awards some of Harvard’s most accomplished Teaching Fellows the Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, and the Harvard University Certificate of Teaching Excellence to outstanding Preceptors and Lecturers. Here is the list of recipients for Fall, 2012. Congratulations to them and a hearty “hear hear!” for all the dedicated…

Course of the Future Syllabus Fair

***** Come to the ***** * Course of the Future * **** Syllabus Fair! **** Monday April 30, 3:00-4:30pm CGIS S-030 GSAS and the Bok Center invite you to peruse the products of the spring “Designing the Course of the Future” seminar at a poster reception with hors d’ouevres and beverages.  Seminar participants will be on hand to…

Mark Your Calendar: April 20th Webinar on Creating Learner-Centered Environments

Nicole Mills, coordinator of the Beginning French language Program at Harvard, will be presenting a webinar hosted by the National Middle East Language Resource Center (NMELRC), and you’re invited! Dr. Mills will be discussing how to implement situated learning theory in the classroom. The webinar will include an overview of situationist and experiential learning theory, and will then…

THE FEMINIST CLASSROOM

Friday, March 30, 2012, 12 noon – 5:00 pm Location: The Thompson Room, Barker Center, Harvard University Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/172448962866346/ A half-day conference and workshop for graduate students and postdocs developing a professional teaching profile in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. Workshop a syllabus that you are developing for job applications or for a course proposal Get…

Graduate Writing Fellows, Spring 2012

The American Geophysicists Union brought you a glossary of terms that mean one thing to scientists, and something entirely different to members of the general public. Tony Broh brought you a glossary of financial-aid terms that mean one thing to an institution and something else to students and their families. Now, the Bok Center’s Graduate…

Creative Assignment Chaos?

Among the many things I learned at the Bok Center’s Fall Teaching Conference was this: TFs are anxious about creative assignments. During a panel sponsored by the Program in General Education, creative assignments came up again and again. How should they be evaluated? What should prompts look like? What campus resources can TFs rely on?…