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Faculty Proposes Doctorate Program in Education

An overwhelming majority of faculty agreed that Harvard must develop a Ph.D. program in education to stay on par with its peer institutions, at Tuesday’s Faculty Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Higher Education

Faculty Notebook: FAS Shows Some Love

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences meeting Tuesday night featured expressions of mutual love, in stark contrast to the contentious ...


FAS Budgets Stay Flat Post-Crisis

With departmental budget proposals for the 2013 fiscal year due earlier this month, many department administrators in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ smaller departments said that the funds available to them have not increased since the 2008 financial crisis.


FAS Departments Say Tenure-Track Faculty Scarce

Faculty members across all disciplines are hoping to increase tenure-track faculty representation in their departments.


GSAS Dean To Step Down, Citing Health Concerns

Allan M. Brandt announced Thursday that he will be stepping down from his role as dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences due to health considerations stemming from a recently diagnosed illness.

Central Administration

Harvard COI Policies Being Revised

Harvard schools must draft their policies and have them approved by the late August 2012 federal deadline, according to Mark Barnes, a senior associate provost and co-chair of the University Standing Committee on Financial Conflicts of Interest.


University Leaders Discuss Teaching at Symposium

Pedagogy was the buzzword at a University-wide symposium on teaching and learning that brought together 250 faculty, staff, and invited panelists on Friday.


Swamy Calls Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences' Decision to Remove Courses 'Dangerous'

Some professors are unsure what this decision might say about free expression at Harvard and question the precedent the decision sets for removing professors from the University based on their political views.


Faculty Talks Occupy, Free Speech, and Holiday Brownies

Tuesday’s Faculty Meeting—the last of the calendar year—had not one, but two impassioned discussions, forcing faculty members into the first vote on a motion in the past year.


Faculty Cancel Controversial Summer School Instructor's Courses, Debate Reaction to 'Occupy'

At Tuesday's Faculty Meeting, faculty members challenged the University's response to Occupy Harvard and voted to remove two summer economics courses taught by controversial Indian politician Subramanian Swamy from the course catalog.

Higher Education

Teaching Without Tenure: The Lecturer's Role in a Harvard Education

The document states that 61 percent of enrollments across FAS were taught by ladder faculty in 2008. Non-ladder faculty—which the report defines as lecturers, preceptors, and professors of the practice—taught 29 percent of enrollments, while the remaining 10 percent were taught by visiting faculty, professors emeriti, and professors from other Harvard schools.


Government Department to Offer More Morning Seminars

If the proposal, supported by Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay M. Harris, goes forward, some seminars would meet from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.


Report Reviews Female Professors

The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity included the first-ever historical overview of the role of tenured women professors across Harvard University in its 2011 Annual Report.


Economics Nobel Laureate Eric Maskin Returning to Harvard

After spending the last 10 years teaching and conducting research at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J., economics professor and Nobel laureate Eric S. Maskin ’72 will return to Harvard in the spring.


Knocking on the Ivory Tower WGS Seeks a Department

Twenty-five years after the founding of the Committee on Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Committee members say the next step for WGS at Harvard is to become a full-fledged department.