Harvard encourages pioneers and explorers. Across our expansive intellectual landscape, the very best scholars do their very best work and lead positive change in the world.
Now, at a time when what you need to know to make a meaningful contribution grows by the second and ideas are driving innovation, Harvard is leading in learning. At this moment of disruption and change, Harvard will shape the future of education.
Harvard is exploring, innovating, experimenting, and leading change in how our faculty teach and how our students learn. Home to the most dynamic conversations on teaching happening anywhere in higher education today, Harvard is engaging faculty from across its Schools and convening experts from the world over. Harvard is a place not just for pioneers but also for the curious, who have the ability to experiment in ways that are right for them and their students.
Our faculty are coming together like never before to understand how to use classrooms better, how to use technology to open new pathways to knowledge, and how to shape the science of learning to evaluate how our teaching methods impact students. We are working to understand how faculty can use their time with students differently and better. We are building novel tools that engage students and improve learning outcomes. We are unleashing our educational resources for use by learners around the world.
Our timing couldn’t be better. Ideas are the currency in a digital, globalizing, creative economy, moving faster and farther than ever. The international landscape is changing, and growing interest in the value of higher education here at home is provoking spirited debate and evaluation. Harvard faces a unique opportunity for our faculty to make a difference, to answer hard questions, at a time when learning has never been more important.
The Harvard Campaign for Arts and Sciences will propel our progress further and to even greater result. Our students will be the first to benefit, but the impact of our efforts will be felt far beyond our campus.
Harvard’s teaching strategy has three main components: direct investments in faculty activities, programs that support faculty innovation and share best practices, and infrastructure to help us teach in new ways.