• Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity

    The Office of Faculty Development & Diversity is Harvard’s central faculty affairs office. We work with colleagues in the Schools to guide and coordinate policies and practices in all areas of faculty affairs, with the aim of increasing accountability and measurable progress in diversifying Harvard's faculty.  FD&D's main mission is to develop, implement, and evaluate University-wide programs designed to improve faculty life and diversity, and to collect, analyze, and disseminate data on faculty appointments.
  • HarvardX

    HarvardX collaborates with faculty to develop online courses and modules, and launch, study, and reuse them in residential teaching.
  • Curriculum mapping projects across Harvard

    The Harvard Initiative for Learning and teaching (HILT) hosted its Speaker Series on June 4, 2018 in the Fong Auditorium in Boylston Hall featuring Curriculum Mapping projects from across Harvard.
  • Integrating my online course to improve the classroom experience

    Lecturer Kathryn Parker Boudett shared how she utilizes her HarvardX online course, Introduction to Data Wise: A Collaborative Process to Improve Learning & Teaching, as pre-matriculation material in HGSE’s campus-based Data Wise Leadership Institute.
  • 2017 HILT Conference

    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. 
  • Debate as pedagogy: Practices, tools, and examples from Harvard faculty

    Why and when should debate be used as a teaching and learning tool?
  • Pre-Texts: The Arts Teach (Anything)

    Arts is not only for appreciation. It can be used as a tool bridging content to audience. Through activities and interactions, content knowledge is shared with the instructors and learners, breaking the barriers of language and literacy proficiency.
  • 2016 HILT Conference

    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.
  • Linking Learning Outcomes and Topics across the Undergraduate Curriculum

    This talk discusses two ongoing educational projects aimed at linking topics and outcomes across the undergraduate curriculum.
  • Structuring Peer Interactions for Massive Scale Learning

    Carnegie Mellon University's Assistant Professor, Chinmay Kulkarni discusses his research with the Human-Computer Interaction Institute and advances in the science of learning.
  • 2015 HILT Conference

    The Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching Annual Conference was held on Friday, September 25th at Batten Hall. This year's event was constructed to build on prior themes, but reflect HILT's strategically phased approach to its work. Specifically, a shift from "launching and catalyzing" to "deepening and documenting" the impact of innovative teaching and learning.
  • A Conversation between Susan Singer and Harvard Science Faculty about Improving Undergraduate Science Education

    A Conversation between Susan Singer and Harvard Science Faculty about Improving Undergraduate Science Education Speakers: Susan R. Singer, Carleton College and National Science Foundation Date: Friday, May 1, 2015, 2:00pm to 3:30pm Location: By invitation only Susan Rundell Singer Susan Rundell Singer is Division Director in the Division of Undergraduate Education at NSF and Laurence […]

  • Mastering Style: The Learning and Teaching of Writing

    Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we better learn and teach it?
  • 2014 HILT Conference

    HILT Conference 2014: Engagement and Distance The HILT Annual Conference was held on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 in Wasserstein Hall. Thank you to those of you who joined us, both on campus and remotely! Theme and motivating questions The conference is designed around a motivating question, one that builds on the thematic questions from the two previous […]

  • Research-based principles for multimedia learning

    People learn more deeply from words and graphics than from words alone. This assertion can be called the multimedia principle, and it forms the basis for using multimedia instruction.
  • Forgetting as a Friend of Learning

    Forgetting as a Friend of Learning: Implications for teaching and self-regulated learning Speakers: Dr. Robert A. Bjork, UCLA Date: Friday, October 11, 2013, 1:30pm Location: William James Hall 105 It is natural to think that learning is a matter of building up skills or knowledge in one’s memory and that forgetting is a matter of […]

  • 2013 HILT Conference

    The 2nd annual conference hosted by the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching focused on the framing question: In this time of disruption and innovation for universities, what are the essentials of good teaching and learning?
  • Inaugural HILT Symposium

    The inaugural HILT Symposium 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 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.
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