Launched through a generous gift from Gustave and Rita Hauser, HILT’s mission as a presidential initiative is to catalyze innovation and excellence in learning and teaching at Harvard. Four goals were developed in HILT’s inaugural year, which include:
- Building on Harvard’s strengths in teaching and learning,
- Meeting the educational needs of students (both technological and pedagogical),
- Strengthening the science of learning, and
- Developing a robust network at Harvard around teaching and learning innovation.
HILT's second annual conference took place on Wednesday, May 8th at the Harvard Science Center/Plaza and focused on the framing question:
In this time of disruption and innovation for universities, what are the essentials of good teaching and learning?
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