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About SLATE

SLATE Mission

SLATE aims to ensure that HKS faculty match their intellectual distinction with a mastery of classroom skills and a toolkit of tested materials, so that all participants in the HKS enterprise can make the most of every precious opportunity to learn.
No other professional school of public service has mounted a comparably ambitious effort to promote pedagogical excellence.
SLATE’s mission has three aspects, each led by a faculty co-chair:

  • Preparing and distributing Curricular Materialssuch as classic case studies, teaching notes, multimedia cases, cross-disciplinary exercises, and simulations
  • Developing, disseminating, and recognizing Teaching Capacitiesrequired for excellence in professional-school education
  • Forging Assessment Toolsthat will help faculty gauge student learning

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