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College

With Gen Ed Under Fire, Faculty Critique Undergraduate Academics More Broadly

An interim report that detailed the failings of the College’s program in General Education has prompted faculty members to critique how their peers teach and assess undergraduate students more broadly.

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Semester’s Final Faculty Meeting Focuses on Gen Ed Criticisms

While Faculty members largely said they agree with the founding principles of the program, they denounced the program for counting departmental courses for Gen Ed credit.

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Student Life

SPU26 Presentations

Carlos D. Xu ’17 explains his final project for SPU 26: Primitive Navigation on Saturday in the Science Center.

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Student Life

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College

Report Says Gen Ed Program Is 'Failing' on Many Fronts

The report lists about two dozen grievances about the program, voiced by undergraduates, teaching fellows, administrators, and faculty members in the past year.

College

Report Shows Dissatisfaction With Gen Ed Program, Prof Says

Faculty will discuss the interim report on the current program in General Education at their next monthly meeting on May 5.

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College

Teaching Campaign Delivers Section Cap Petition to Mass. Hall

At the time of delivery, the petition had garnered 2,273 signatures, with 1,103 undergraduates, 685 graduate students, 113 faculty members, and 81 alumni as signatories.

College

Faculty Start to Comment on Gen Ed Interim Report

Faculty members have begun to give feedback on the General Education interim report released earlier this semester.

General Education Updates
Gen Ed

General Education Updates

Sean D. Kelly, chair of the General Education review committee, discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the current undergraduate Gen Ed program on Thursday afternoon in Emerson Hall.

General Education Updates
College

Gen Ed Review Committee Readies Interim Report

A committee tasked with reviewing the Program in General Education will issue an interim report on the program for faculty comment next week.

College

TFs Air Qualms About Gen Ed in Town Hall

The issue of section size spurred heated discussion among the TFs, many of whom said they could not provide adequate feedback and time for students in sections of 18 or more students.

Books

Bad Trend Alert: Senior Bar

I study history and literature, that most refined, elegant, and humble combination of subjects. But it seems that is not enough for the despotic tyrants of Harvard’s Program in General Education. “You must be well-rounded,” they say. “You must study math to remind yourself of how shitty your math has become, and you must study science to remind yourself of how shitty your science has become, and you must stop reading books—everyone thinks you’re a huge nerd.”

College

Third Gen Ed Town Hall Draws Deans, Four Students

At the meeting, which was held by a committee charged with reviewing the General Education program, students and administrators discussed the purpose of Gen Ed.

Gen Ed Town Hall
On Campus

Gen Ed Town Hall

Members of the Harvard community gather in the Eliot JCR Tuesday evening for the first Gen Ed Town Hall Meeting.

Gen Ed Town Hall
College

First Town Hall Reflects Confusion about Gen Ed

The meeting was hosted in Eliot House by the committee tasked with reviewing the Gen Ed program and producing a report assessing its current state.

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Wedding Bells 2015

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