Tackling Global Challenges from the Harvard Classroom and Beyond

Friday, September 24, 2021
2021 virtual HILT conference

9:00 am Welcome remarks and framing the day

  • Dustin Tingley, Deputy Vice Provost for Advances in Learning (VPAL); Director of HILT; Professor of Government (FAS)
  • Lawrence S. Bacow, President of Harvard University
9:15 am Morning Panel

The Future of Teaching and Learning at Harvard: Local and Global Opportunities
Our experiences before COVID and during the pandemic have highlighted new opportunities for Harvard to advance learning experiences for students on and beyond our campus. A University-wide committee, the Harvard Future of Teaching and Learning Task Force, explored these opportunities this past spring and summer. Professors Anand, Long, and Smith will describe potentially transformative opportunities around teaching and learning for Harvard based on the committee work, and include ways to enhance in-person and online education. They will also discuss key questions and challenges that arise as we explore serving broader and different populations. The plenary will be moderated by Provost Alan Garber.

Bharat Anand, Vice Provost for Advances in Learning (CADM)
Bridget Terry Long, Dean and Saris Professor of Education and Economics (HGSE)
Michael D. Smith, John H. Finley, Jr. Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS)

10:30.am Break
11:00.am Concurrent breakout sessions, part 1
(see details)
12:15.pm Break for lunch
1:00 pm Concurrent breakout sessions, part 2
(see details)
2:15 pm Close

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