HILT hosts small lunch and dinner discussions with faculty and academic professional staff from across the University to share their challenges, questions, and interests about teaching at Harvard. Input informs HILT’s portfolio of activities, including funding support and event agendas. Over 200 faculty and 80 academic professional staff have participated to date.

Want to participate? Email: HILT@harvard.edu

Spring 2023 topics:

  • Assessing 21st Century Skills
  • Building Community in Blended and Online Courses
  • The Next Phase of Learning: Innovations In and Beyond the Classroom
  • Our Classrooms are the Real World: Teaching and Learning in Troubled Times
  • Reaping the Benefits of Diversity and Inclusion in the Classroom

Past discussion topics:

  • Assessments
  • Blended Learning
  • Case Method Teaching
  • Championing Equitable Instruction and Inclusive Classrooms
  • Charged Conversations
  • Climate Change
  • Co-Curricular/Public Service
  • Future Directions for Harvard’s Online Content
  • Future of Online Learning
  • Future of Teaching and Learning
  • Group / Team work
  • How Can We Create Better Connections Between Humanities and Professional Schools?
  • Implicit Bias in Assessment
  • Inclusive Teaching
  • Intentional Teaching and learning practices
  • Learning by Making
  • Lecture
  • Lessons in Remote Teaching
  • Open Discussion
  • Peer Learning about teaching
  • Slowing Down in Hyper-Connected/Disconnected Times
  • Starting New Educational Initiatives
  • Student Agency
  • Student-led Learning
  • Student-Centered Pedagogy
  • Using Humanities Skills to Solve Problems Across Disciplines