Submitted by Paul S. Statt

Harvard Task Force Calls for New Focus on Teaching and Not Just Research

New York Times, May 10
Nine prominent professors are leading an effort to rethink the culture of undergraduate teaching and learning at Harvard.

“It’s well known that there are many other colleges where students are much more satisfied with their academic experience,” said Paul Buttenwieser, a psychiatrist and author who is a member of the Harvard Board of Overseers, and who favors the report. “Amherst is always pointed to. Harvard should be as great at teaching as Amherst.”