Teaching Resources

Teaching Advice, Support, Instruction

Website for Teaching Resources for Faculty (Office of Undergraduate Education)

OUE Teaching Support for your seminar

ATG Help Sessions Calendar
(for calendar list of sessions/workshops for instruction)

Canvas Guide:
"How To" Instructions for everything on Canvas
, Canvas Tools and Supported Technologies
These supported tools and platforms may be added to meet the needs of the activity you are conducting within your seminar.

The tech liaison for the Freshman Seminar Program is Kevin Guiney, Senior Instructional Technologist, Academic Technology Group, 617-495-1059, guiney@fas.harvard.edu.

Useful Links

Library Assistance

Our library liaison, Sarah Demott, is able to assist you with library resources, books and video materials, etc to enhance the seminar for students.

Harvard Museums

The Art Study Center of the Harvard Art Museums has beautiful classrooms and galleries that may be reserved for class meetings that incorporate art-viewing.

The museum staff would be delighted to assist you. Please feel free to contact Laura Muir, Research Curator of the Division of Academic and Public Programs, in locating relevant art work for your seminar. Her contact information is 617‐384‐9077, laura_muir@harvard.edu.

There is a high demand for the museum classrooms. To make a reservation, please contact Mary Lister, Art Study Center Manager, 617-384-9424, mary_lister@harvard.edu .

Advice for Teaching First-Year Students

Resources for current and prospective instructors to learn more about teaching in the Freshman Seminar Program. For suggestions and feedback for faculty about teaching first-year students, please feel free to contact Ofrit Liviatan, Director of the Freshman Seminar Program, with any queries.

Funding for Seminar Activities

Concur Instructions for Freshman Seminar-related expenses: all seminars receive a budget of $300 for course-related expenses. Faculty should submit receipts (out-of-pocket or corporate card) for any expenses to the Concur system within 60 days after incurring expense to allow time for processing. Freshman Seminar-related expenses will be routed to the FSP office for final review and approval. To obtain information about correct coding, please email Nina at nlduncan@fas.harvard.edu.

Please visit these websites for additional project funding and opportunities for seminars:

Field Trips

Waiver Form for students: to be signed & returned to the FSP office. Please note: if a student is under 18, a parent must sign & return form by mail or fax, 617-496-3262.

Honor Code Information

Academic Integrity, Teaching with Integrity, and the Harvard College Honor Code (adopted May 6, 2014 by the vote of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences)

"Members of the Harvard College community commit themselves to producing academic work of integrity – that is, work that adheres to the scholarly and intellectual standards of accurate attribution of sources, appropriate collection and use of data, and transparent acknowledgement of the contribution of others to their ideas, discoveries, interpretations, and conclusions. Cheating on exams or problem sets, plagiarizing or misrepresenting the ideas or language of someone else as one’s own, falsifying data, or any other instance of academic dishonesty violates the standards of our community, as well as the standards of the wider world of learning and affairs."

Please add guidelines about this issue to your syllabus. For examples and further explanation, please go to this website page, http://honor.fas.harvard.edu/syllabus-design.