As part of the Harvard Culture Lab Innovation Fund’s 2020 cohort,      the Next Gen initiative utilizes technology to align, consolidate, and enhance institutional support and community building pathways for all Harvard undergraduate and graduate students who are the first in their families to pursue a degree in the U.S. and/or are from underresourced or underserved backgrounds. While there is no universal Next Gen student experience across Harvard, there are shared challenges, needs, and areas of opportunity that can be addressed through the innovative retooling of existing Harvard resources and services.

As a starting point, we’ve created three resources that instructors and academic professional staff can use to integrate into classroom pedagogy to support students immediately during this unprecedented moment. Learn more about these resources and the Next Gen Curriculum Design Team by watching this video.

Intro to Next Gen Digital Handouts by Curriculum Development Team

Inclusive Practices for Supporting First-Gen, Lower-Income Students In and Beyond the Classroom






We would love to hear your thoughts or feedback on the Next Gen Student Success digital tools. Please complete this quick survey to help us understand how these tools have impacted or will impact your experience with Next Gen student populations. We'd also love to hear about ways we can improve these tools in future iterations. If you would like to learn more about these resources or have questions, please email us at nextgeninitiative_cs@harvard.edu

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Part-1-Advising-and-Mentoring.pdf181 KB
Part-2-Teaching-for-Student-Success.pdf180 KB
Part-3-Actionable-Interventions.pdf239 KB