The inaugural HILT Symposium in February 2012 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 invited 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.
This symposium was organized on behalf of President Faust by a University-wide collection of faculty, students, senior administrators and staff, and was supported by HILT. Its goals were to:
Seed discussion about evidence-based innovation in education;
Showcase novel, inventive, or canonically excellent approaches to teaching and learning;
Forge connections across the University and beyond around teaching and learning.