By supporting experimentation, innovation, and evidence-based practices, the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning seeks to create transformational learning experiences for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates in Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
The OUE focuses on curricular planning, pedagogy, course development, and the implementation of new Faculty-led programs for undergraduates. We also collaborate with departments, faculty, and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences to oversee Instructional Support, including the assignment of Teaching Fellows and Teaching Assistants (TFs and TAs).
"Research Computing was established in 2007 as part of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences (FAS) Division of Science, with the founding principle of facilitating the advancement of complex research by providing leading edge computing services. Research Computing staff maintain expertise in constantly changing computing technologies, while “speaking the language” of FAS researchers, to help them use computing more effectively.
Computational resources are available for high performance and scientific computing, bioinformatic analysis, visualization, and data storage. Research Computing continually expands its services and technologies, ensuring researchers have access to a world-class computational environment.
Through dedicated leadership and enterprising stewardship, Research Computing is committed to developing a large-scale computing infrastructure that helps researchers with the big data challenges of the 21st century."
"The Harvard Art Museums—the Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum—advance knowledge about and appreciation of art and art museums. The museums are committed to preserving, documenting, presenting, interpreting, and strengthening the collections and resources in their care.
The Harvard Art Museums bring to light the intrinsic power of art and promote critical looking and thinking for students, faculty, and the public. Through research, teaching, professional training, and public education, the museums encourage close study of original works of art, enhance access to the collections, support the production of original scholarship, and foster university-wide collaboration across disciplines."
The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University discovers and disseminates knowledge of the plant kingdom to foster greater understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of Earth’s botanical diversity and its essential value to humankind. This is accomplished through three areas of activity: research, horticulture, and education.
The mission of the Harvard Law School Library is to support the research and curricular needs of its faculty and students by providing a superb collection of legal materials and by offering the highest possible level of service. To the extent consistent with its mission, the Library supports the research needs of the greater Harvard community as well as scholars from outside the Harvard community requiring access to its unique collections.
Gutman Library holds an extensive collection of scholarly works published in the English language in the broad fields of education, educational psychology and human development. Collection strengths include educational policy and planning, educational leadership, educational innovations, pedagogy, elementary and secondary education, higher education, teachers and teaching, school organization and the history of education.
"Dataverse is an open source web application to share, preserve, cite, explore, and analyze research data. It facilitates making data available to others, and allows you to replicate others' work more easily. Researchers, data authors, publishers, data distributors, and affiliated institutions all receive academic credit and web visibility.
A Dataverse repository is the software installation, which then hosts multiple dataverses. Each dataverse contains datasets, and each dataset contains descriptive metadata and data files (including documentation and code that accompany the data). As an organizing method, dataverses may also contain other dataverses."
Home to a collection of 20th and 21st century English-language poetry materials, the Poetry Room features a circulating collection of poetry monographs, anthologies, journals, magazines, audio recordings and Blue Star collection of rare manuscripts. The Woodberry Poetry Room's audio collection comprises over 5,000 recordings including readings, lectures, informal conversations, oral histories, interviews, radio broadcasts and, more recently, answering-machine poems.
Cabot is Harvard's principal general science library. In addition to serving undergraduates, the library has research collections in mathematics, statistics, earth and planetary sciences, psychology and science-related interdisciplinary studies.
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.
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.
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.
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.