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 300 faculty and 90 academic professional staff have participated to date.

Want to participate? Email: HILT@harvard.edu

Fall 2023 topics:

  • Student agency in the classroom: what is the right balance between student power and faculty autonomy?
  • Creating Networked Systems of Support for Students
  • Generative AI: building skills for staff

Past discussion topics:

  • Assessing 21st Century Skills
  • Assessments
  • Blended Learning
  • Building Community in Blended and Online Courses
  • 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
  • Our Classrooms are the Real World: Teaching and Learning in Troubled Times
  • Peer Learning about teaching
  • Reaping the Benefits of Diversity and Inclusion in the Classroom
  • Slowing Down in Hyper-Connected/Disconnected Times
  • Starting New Educational Initiatives
  • Student Agency
  • Student-led Learning
  • Student-Centered Pedagogy
  • The Next Phase of Learning: Innovations In and Beyond the Classroom
  • Using Humanities Skills to Solve Problems Across Disciplines