Teaching Advice, Support, Instruction
Website for Teaching Resources for Faculty (Office of Undergraduate Education)
ATG Help Sessions Calendar
(for calendar list of sessions/workshops for instruction)
"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, email@example.com.
Harvard College Prizes: Prizes in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) are given for academic excellence, outstanding individual qualities, or other achievements.
Our library liaison, Sarah Demott, is able to assist you with library resources, books and video materials, etc to enhance the seminar for students.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is a high demand for the museum classrooms. To make a reservation, please contact Mary Lister, Art Study Center Manager, 617-384-9424, email@example.com .
- Harvard Art Museums
- Teaching and Learning Thru Museum Collections
- Harvard Museums of Science and Culture - Information for Faculty
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.
- The Single Most Essential Requirement in Designing a Fall Online Course, Cathy Davidson, Blog Post (HASTAC.org, May 11, 2020, CC BY NC-SA 3.0)
- The Bok Center for Teaching and Learning
- Learning Lab at the Bok Center
- Tips for Teaching Freshman Seminars
- Syllabus design considerations
- Getting First-Year Students to Speak Up in Seminars
- Writing Guide for the Freshman Seminar Program
- Designing Essay Assignments for First-Year Students
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please visit these websites for additional project funding and opportunities for seminars:
- Arts & Humanities Resources: Elson Family Arts Initiative and other funding possibilities
Harvard Office of the Arts: offers funding resources for faculty
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.