Harvard Advised to Focus on Teaching

January 26, 2007

A panel at Harvard announced yesterday that the school should be actively working on improved teaching quality, student learning strategies and rewarding accomplishments in teaching.  Suggestions to accomplish these goals include fostering a more collegial atmosphere, where instructors collaborate on content and share teaching experiences and ideas.  The panel also states a need for innovation in teaching and a review of course scheduling.  The report states that PSE needs to pay attention not just to what it teaches, but also how.  Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription required)