With five blog posts outlining our own approach to understanding and mapping PIT at Harvard we are eager to see what PIT looks like in your community.
Is your institution ripe for more collaboration with someone or some group in a different quadrant of the PIT universe? Do you have a concentration of talent and resources in one area of PIT? Is mapping your organization onto this conception of PIT even possible?
To help you get started we’ve listed a couple of resources below. The first is a blank PIT map. Feel free to adopt it as your own. We only ask that you send us a copy of your work. By sharing your own PIT map with us you’ll contribute to this broad and inclusive effort to better understand PIT. Please also feel free to share this blank map with others!
The remaining maps are intended to serve as reference points if you’re feeling stuck on where to place a particular item in your PIT universe. Students from around the Harvard community developed each of these maps based on their own interpretation of PIT at the University.
You may disagree with where they placed some items but that is to be expected! These maps are meant to generate conversations, not end debates.
Our hope is that the act of mapping spurs you to ask questions at the core of PIT: is our work advancing the public good and/or contributing to governance? Is our approach to those goals tech-heavy, a mix of tech and non-tech, or very non-tech?
Bold = multi-school
Plain = school specific
Red Circle = teaching
Black Circle = doing
John A. Paulson School Of Engineering And Applied Sciences (SEAS) Sample
Thanks in advance for sending us your PIT map. With your permission, we hope to share some of the maps we receive in a future post!
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