Harvard undergraduates will pre-register for courses for the first time this fall, according to an internal email circulated to Government department faculty.
Student Focus Group Instructed to Assume Harvard Will Bring Up to 40 Percent of Undergraduates Back in the Fall
Undergraduates who return to campus may have to form self-contained social “pods,” submit to regular testing, and face discipline for breaking Harvard College social distancing rules, according to students who attended focus groups this week.
Harvard Law School, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Graduate School of Design, and Harvard Divinity School will hold their fall semesters online, while Harvard Graduate School of Education will conduct its entire 2020-2021 academic year virtually.
Harvard College hosted a town hall Tuesday afternoon for affiliates to hear about the administration’s planning process for what is certain to be a singular fall semester.
The Undergraduate Council’s Student Experience Survey found students were dissatisfied with their transition to online learning and hope to return to campus this fall, according to a summary of the data presented this week.
Each year, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences awards Hoopes Prizes to honor College seniors by “recognizing, promoting, honoring, and rewarding excellence in the work of undergraduates and their capabilities and skills in any subject.”
Harvard Medical School will begin classes online for all first-year students in its medical, dental, and graduate programs this fall, the school announced Wednesday.
Faculty to Discuss Fall Courses, Simultaneous Enrollment; Extension School Courses Likely Online Only
In its first monthly meeting since faculty and students cleared Harvard’s campus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences will vote over Zoom on course lists for the fall semester Tuesday, as well as a motion to simplify procedures for simultaneous enrollment.
As Harvard Commits to Resuming Fall Classes, Students Say Decision Raises More Questions Than Answers
After University Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 announced Monday that Harvard would resume teaching and research in the fall, undergraduates met the news with a flurry of questions about their future.
Whether on campus or virtually, Harvard will resume teaching and research in fall 2020, University Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 wrote in a message to affiliates Monday afternoon.
Harvard has indefinitely suspended its search for faculty specializing in ethnic studies due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to FAS Dean Claudine Gay.
Undergrad Education Dean Claybaugh Asks Faculty to Support Students at Risk of Failing Classes Amid Pandemic
Harvard faculty and administrators are working to support students at risk of receiving unsatisfactory grades, following the College’s March 28 switch to emergency satisfactory-unsatisfactory grading for all spring classes due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Dean of Harvard College Rakesh Khurana said in a Tuesday interview that he sees the transition to online learning as an opportunity for students and faculty to innovate in pedagogy and practice adaptability.
As Harvard College students debated grading policies for remote classes in Facebook groups and Zoom calls, so too did administrators in closed-door committee meetings, Dean of Undergraduate Education Amanda J. Claybaugh said.
Affiliates of the Harvard Extension School — which offers over 200 courses each semester that primarily meet via Zoom — shared their experiences with online learning a week after Harvard College students began taking courses on the platform in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In light of the COVID-19 public health crisis, Harvard’s Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology has waived the public defense requirement for obtaining a Ph.D. — a major milestone of doctoral programs.
Several Harvard faculty said they believe the College’s universal satisfactory-unsatisfactory grading system announced Friday afternoon will level the playing field and take pressure off students during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Harvard College Adopts Universal Satisfactory-Unsatisfactory Grading for Spring 2020 Due to Coronavirus
Harvard College will adopt a universal satisfactory-unsatisfactory grading system this semester as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay and Dean of Undergraduate Education Amanda J. Claybaugh announced in respective emails to faculty and students Friday afternoon.
Harvard Courses Turn to Monitored Exams, Open-Book Assessments, and Faith in Students As Classes Move Online
With the first week of online classes underway, faculty say they have faith in the College’s Honor Code to guard against the temptation of mid-exam Googling.
Almost as soon as Harvard College announced Friday that it would adopt a universal satisfactory-unsatisfactory grading system this semester, undergraduates variously responded with elation, relief, and fury at the change.
Some teaching fellows said the transition to remote learning will transform the structure of their course and their style of teaching; others said their class will function more or less as usual.
Allowing Harvard hopefuls some reprieve as the world grapples with the novel coronavirus pandemic, several of the University’s graduate schools have adjusted their admissions programming and application processes following the shutdown of many campus operations.