• Fisher Museum at the Harvard Forest

    The mission of the Harvard Forest is to develop and implement interdisciplinary research and education programs investigating the ways in which physical, biological and human systems interact to change our earth. The central focus on research and education has been unchanged since the Forest's founding in 1907.
  • Harvard Center for Geographic Analysis (CGA)

    The Center for Geographic Analysis (CGA) supports geospatial research and teaching at Harvard University. The Center provides geographic information systems (GIS) solutions ranging from general cartography and mapping to spatial visualizations, web maps, and web services. By integrating spatial data with knowledge from multiple disciplines, CGA actively promotes the use of geographic information systems (GIS) in the Harvard curriculum. The Center's mission is to strengthen GIS infrastructure and services across the University.
  • Institute for Qualitative Social Science at Harvard University (IQSS)

    We aim to move the social sciences from thinking about the greatest problems affecting human societies to understanding and solving them. IQSS builds cutting edge social science infrastructure, fosters a flourishing community of social scientists, and does whatever it can to help students, faculty, and staff leverage each other's advances and take us all to the next level. We even apply the tools of social science (big data, bigger analytics, novel theories, and behavioral science) to improve the administrative operations of our own Institute and the Harvard administration more generally; see our unusually transparent metrics on Institute performance, detailed roadmaps of where we've been and where we're going, and some of our products used very widely across the university and the world.
  • 2017 HILT Conference

    HILT's sixth Annual Conference on "Evaluating teaching," held on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 in Wasserstein Hall explored various facets of evaluating teaching effectiveness at Harvard and beyond that incorporate partnerships between academic professional staff and faculty toward improving teaching and learning. 
  • 2016 HILT Conference

    HILT's fifth Annual Conference was held on Friday, September 30th in Wasserstein Hall. The event showcased varied interactive instructional approaches and considerations for Harvard in an evolving education landscape.
  • 2015 HILT Conference

    The Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching Annual Conference was held on Friday, September 25th at Batten Hall. This year's event was constructed to build on prior themes, but reflect HILT's strategically phased approach to its work. Specifically, a shift from "launching and catalyzing" to "deepening and documenting" the impact of innovative teaching and learning.
  • 2014 HILT Conference

    HILT Conference 2014: Engagement and Distance The HILT Annual Conference was held on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 in Wasserstein Hall. Thank you to those of you who joined us, both on campus and remotely! Theme and motivating questions The conference is designed around a motivating question, one that builds on the thematic questions from the two previous […]

  • 2013 HILT Conference

    The 2nd annual conference hosted by the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching focused on the framing question: In this time of disruption and innovation for universities, what are the essentials of good teaching and learning?
  • Inaugural HILT Symposium

    The inaugural HILT Symposium opened a Harvard-wide conversation, engaging over 300 faculty and students in dialogue, debate, and the sharing of ideas about pedagogical innovation. The event convened members of the Harvard community and presenters from within Harvard and externally who offered interesting and informative perspectives on teaching and learning in higher education, with an emphasis on evidence-based approaches.