Curriculum Fellows support a diverse set of courses across the medical campus and beyond. These include the Biological and Biomedical Science (BBS) program's core courses and electives in multiple departments. In addition, the CFP supports its own courses designed to provide opportunities for students interested in teaching to learn and employ the theory and practice of evidence-based teaching and learning strategies. Teaching 100 and Teaching 101 are complementary courses open for credit to all eligible Harvard students but frequently audited by postdocs seeking pedagogical training. BBS301 is specifically designed to train TAs in the BBS core courses. Each of these classes is developed and taught by Curriculum Fellows and the Co-Director. Complete descriptions of the CFP's three principle course offerings are found below.
Building on the success of BBS301, this course expands the opportunities for pedagogical and practical training to Harvard graduate students currently acting as TAs in Curriculum Fellow-serviced courses. This unique course format begins with a short series of classroom-based sessions that immerse the TA in the expectations and requirements of working as a teaching assistant and then move on to the ways evidence-based teaching practices can inform their work. Students then continue to work with a Curriculum Fellow for the duration of their TA position, using the classroom content as the foundation for continued development, training and self-reflection.