Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay announced the launch of a search for the next dean of the Division of Continuing Education in an email to FAS faculty members Monday.
Harvard reached a settlement with the National Association of the Deaf Wednesday in a 2015 lawsuit alleging that the University failed to adequately close caption its publicly accessible online video and audio content.
Dean of the Division of Continuing Education Huntington D. Lambert said in an interview Friday that he agrees with student complaints saying degrees awarded by the Harvard Extension School should be rephrased to more accurately reflect students’ programs of study.
As more than 150 temporary and less-than-half-time Harvard employees transition into permanent, benefited staff positions following a policy change that went into effect in March, the shift has brought “extraordinary” opportunities for some, but unintended challenges for others.
Harvard Extension School welcomed around 350 recently admitted degree candidates at its second annual convocation on Saturday at Memorial Church. The Extension School admitted over 1500 students to its various degree programs this year.
Huntington D. Lambert has held the deanship for six years. Starting next January, Henry H. Leitner, DCE associate dean and chief innovation officer, will serve as interim dean until a permanent replacement can be found.
Harvard Extension School Ends Agreement with Saudi Crown Prince’s Foundation to Allocate Seats to Its Affiliates
Harvard Extension School will no longer allocate 100 spots in its summer school program to students sponsored by MiSK, Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s personal charity, according to University spokesperson Jonathan L. Swain.
Lawsuit Alleging Illegality of Harvard’s Failure to Caption Online Content Moves Forward in Federal Court
After years of motions and hearings in a 2015 lawsuit against Harvard alleging the school failed to closed caption its public online content and provided inaccurate closed captions where they did exist will move forward in federal court.
Last year, continuing and executive education brought in over $450 million in tuition revenue — a growth of over 11.5 percent from the previous year and over 60 percent over the past seven years.
Huntington D. Lambert, dean of the Division of Continuing Education and Extension School, hailed the new program as a great addition to the School’s existing offerings.
The Division of Continuing Education’s Grossman Library closed its doors permanently after merging with the larger Harvard College Library system.
The Division of Continuing Education has added two new fields of study, a joint bachelor’s and master’s degree program, and several new master’s capstone tracks.
In many ways, the Harvard name sells itself—so the University spends its millions-strong marketing budget on short-term and traditionally less-emphasized programs.
Students left notes, candles, flowers, red apples and several cans of kiwi-strawberry Arizona iced tea on Weeks Footbridge in memory of Tyler S. Greene, who drowned Friday night. The iced tea was, according to a fellow student who wished to remain anonymous, Greene's favorite drink.
A small crowd of students from Harvard Extension School gathered on the steps of University Hall Saturday afternoon to protest the degree name that will appear on each of their diplomas, arguing for a certificate more representative of their experience at the school.
The inaugural cohort of students will begin online coursework in June 2016 and will earn a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in global studies and a Master of Liberal Arts in management.