With Harvard College under national scrutiny after Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay M. Harris revealed Tuesday that students at the College are more likely to receive an A than any other grade, faculty members told The Crimson that they do not have to meet a particular grade distribution and that they are not overly concerned about the potential consequences of high grading averages.
The new information challenges the belief held by some that grade inflation is less prevalent in courses in the sciences than in the humanities.
Substantiating Fears of Grade Inflation, Dean Says Median Grade at Harvard College Is A-, Most Common Grade Is A
The median grade at Harvard College is an A-, and the most frequently awarded mark is an A, Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay M. Harris said on Tuesday afternoon, supporting suspicions that the College employs a softer grading standard than many of its peer institutions.
Professors, students, family, and friends came together on Thursday to remember the life of former Harvard English professor, Harvard poet-in-residence, and Nobel Prize in Literature laureate Seamus Heaney.
Recently, national news outlets have declared a crisis of the humanities. But at Harvard, the plot gets more complicated. The challenges facing Harvard's humanities necessitate changes to course offerings far more than the core of the humanistic enterprise.
Two deans from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences laid out priorities and concerns on behalf of colleagues involved in the planning process for the school’s eventual move to Allston at the monthly meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Tuesday afternoon.
Since you've been meaning to go to office hours all semester, get face time with your favorite faculty members by showing up to their houses on Halloween and demanding candy. Here’s what FM imagines that they’ll be giving out.
Harvard professors share insights into the applied sciences including bioengineering, chemical biology, and materials science at the “Discovering Solutions: Fundamental to Applied Science” symposia on Saturday.
FAS campaign co-chair Carl J. Martignetti '81 addresses the audience at the launch of The Harvard Campaign for Arts and Sciences in Sanders Theater.