Note from the Vice Provost: Attendance Study Review

May 15, 2015

We were very pleased to see the completion of the committee's memorandum on the attendance study and are grateful for their work.

In addition to the steps my office has already taken to further strengthen our research processes and protocols, the review serves as a reminder of the importance of balancing our commitment to learning with our commitment to our students and faculty.

Notes from the Vice Provost: Into Practice e-Letter for Teaching Faculty

May 15, 2015


With sponsorship from HILT, the Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning will prototype an e-letter intended for teaching faculty at Harvard.

The aim of "Into Practice" is to provide timely, evidence-based advice to enhance learning.

The first issue will hit your inbox next week – we welcome and hope you will provide feedback – and will be distributed on a regular basis starting in the fall. 


AAG Names Peter Bol Its 2015 Honorary Geographer

April 6, 2015

The Association of American Geographers has named Peter Bol as its 2015 Honorary Geographer. Bol is the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning and the Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University. In making its selection, the AAG recognized Bol’s leadership role and engagement with the AAG to build university-wide support for geospatial analysis in teaching and research at Harvard University, and the resulting establishment of the Harvard Center for Geographic Analysis, of which he was its first and extraordinarily successful director.