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The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, which awards the Harvard PhD, offers 57 degree programs, including interfaculty PhD programs with Harvard’s professional schools. PhD students may broaden their programs by enrolling in a growing number of secondary fields of study.

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    April 25, 2014

    Orders for commencement regalia are due by, April 25 for PhD candidates!

  • Harvard Horizons Symposium
    April 22, 2014

    Featuring short talks by the Horizon Scholars, eight PhD students whose ideas represent the best new thinking in their fields

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Learning Assessment: What Works?

Posted Monday, 04 November 2013

January workshop will help GSAS students answer a perennial question: What are my students learning?


GSAS is recruiting graduate students from across all fields for the inaugural January@GSAS Classroom Assessment Workshop.

Together we will explore what it means to examine your students' learning in a robust and valid manner in various disciplines from the humanities to science and engineering.  

You will learn how to critically examine methods of assessing your students' learning and to evaluate their appropriateness for various teaching situations.

Through workshop activities you will produce at least one tangible example of an assessment technique that you could use in your current teaching or as a future faculty member or other instructor.

The workshop will meet 6 weekday afternoons between January 13-22 (exact dates TBA) on the Cambridge campus. Priority will be given to GSAS students who apply by November 14; if spaces remain, registration will continue after that date until the workshop is full.  

Please complete this form to register.  

This workshop is offered in conjunction with the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning and the HMS Curriculum Fellows Program, and carries credit for the Bok Center's Teaching Certificate Program as well as for the DMS Education Path SEAL Certificate. It is sponsored by a grant from the Council of Graduate Schools and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

(Read about the grant and its goals here.)

Participants will be asked to give permission to be contacted by CGS for follow-up surveys of the workshop's impact.