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January 31

For the first time, the Mindich Program in Engaged Scholarship is partnering with the Bok Center to lead a six-session workshop specifically for graduate students that introduces the principles and practices of engaged scholarship. If you’ve ever wondered about academia’s responsibility to surrounding communities, how to build stronger relationships with communities and organizations through your own teaching and research, or how to help students think through ethical, equitable ways of applying their knowledge to the larger world—this Bok seminar is for you.

  • Seminar participants will create a set of materials related to your discipline and interests that will be useful for future academic and non-academic portfolios.
  • The seminar counts towards the Bok Teaching Certificate requirements.


For more information and to register, see the full description below, visit the Mindich Program website, or contact engagedscholarship@fas.harvard.edu.


Community and Civic Engagement in the Classroom: A Seminar with the Mindich Program in Engaged Scholarship
Wed, 12:45-2:45, Jan 31-Mar 8, Phillips Brooks House Leighton Room

Registration opens 1/8/23!

How can teaching and learning connect “the rich resources of the university to our most pressing social, civic, and ethical problems?” (Boyer, 1996). Engaged Scholarship is a field that encompasses both teaching and research, integrating community and civic engagement into academics with a focus on equity, reflection, reciprocity, and community collaboration. This seminar provides an introduction to the principles, ethics, approaches, and practices of community-engaged and public-facing academic collaborations. Topics will include: developing students’ relational skills inside and outside the classroom; scaffolding and troubleshooting project-based learning; building community- and public-facing activities and assignments; and teaching reflection as a practice. This seminar is designed for TFs from any discipline who are interested in building relationships inside and outside of academia and in asking the question: What is a University’s responsibility to its surrounding communities? This seminar is offered in collaboration with the Mindich Program in Engaged Scholarship.


January 31