The Bok Center seeks to continuously improve teaching and learning at Harvard by supporting experimentation, innovation, and evidence-based practices.

The Bok Center supports all faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates in offering transformational learning experiences based on extensive training and support for their teaching, experimentation and innovation in all learning environments, and rigorous assessment of effective teaching and learning practices.


Our mission is to enhance the quality of teaching and learning at Harvard by:

  • Discovering new and better ways to teach by partnering with faculty and students to catalyze creativity, experimentation and innovation.

  • Cultivating excellent instruction through effective training and support for faculty, graduate students and undergraduates in teaching and scholarly communication.

  • Researching what constitutes effective practice by conducting rigorous assessments of teaching and learning methods in person and online.