The Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT) is a presidential initiative launched in the fall of 2011 through a generous gift from Gustave and Rita Hauser. HILT’s mission is to catalyze innovation and excellence in learning and teaching at Harvard through its goals of:
- 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 aims to be mutually reinforcing to and non-duplicative of related goals and efforts across the Schools, and to forge collaborations and provide support for these activities. The challenges we face require the combined efforts of individual students, faculty, and staff, and the thoughtful coordination of Programs, Centers, Departments, and Schools with each other and the University as a whole.
"We must deploy Harvard's exceptional scholarship to redefine teaching based on the ideas, evidence, and technology of today's world."
–President Drew Faust