Enrollment at Harvard Extension School is up 8 percent in the 2020-2021 school year, according to Division of Continuing Education spokesperson Harry J. Pierre.
Harvard Extension School unveiled a slew of new programs in June, including an new Academic Gap Year and undergraduate certificates, which were designed for its ever-increasing remote-learning student base, according to the school’s website.
Nancy Coleman will serve as the new Dean of the Division of Continuing Education beginning July 13, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay announced in an email to FAS faculty and staff Thursday.
The Harvard Extension Students Association — the official student government of the Extension School — shared Monday that Jacob Khan would serve as the next President of its executive board, after defeating his opponent Dale A. Manzo in a runoff election characterized by controversy.
Harvard is unlikely to “return to normal” by September, University President Lawrence S. Bacow told the Faculty of Arts and Sciences over Zoom during its final meeting of the academic year Tuesday.
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.
Huntington “Hunt” D. Lambert — former Dean of the Division of Continuing Education — said in an interview last week that he believes colleges’ smooth transition to virtual education is partially owed to Harvard Extension School’s years-long partnership with videoconferencing platform Zoom.
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.
Administrators from across Harvard’s schools sent school-specific instructions and reassurances to students Tuesday following University President Lawrence S. Bacow’s announcement that Harvard would move to remote instruction March 23.
The Global Ambassador program at the Harvard Extension School aims to foster connections between students taking courses off-campus through select student representatives, who are tasked with hosting events for their respective cities.
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.