Harvard’s Vice Provost for Advances in Learning (VPAL), Peter Bol, announced today the formation of the VPAL Research Group. The organization integrates HarvardX and the research fellows’ programs from the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT) and adds new leadership and positions.
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.
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.