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Harvard Teaching Campaign

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After Gen Ed Proposal, Teaching Campaign Looks Ahead

After a committee reviewing General Education recommended a program-wide section target of 12 students, members of a graduate student campaign aimed at lowering section sizes are reevaluating their priorities.

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Teaching Fellows Praise New Gen Ed Targets

Teaching fellows reacted positively to a recent report by the committee tasked with reviewing the General Education Program.

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Council Votes To ‘Support’ Students Involved in Union Effort

After a divided discussion on Wednesday, the Graduate Student Council ultimately voted to stand in support of members of a graduate student unionization movement.

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English Dept. Looks To Limit Writing Course Section Sizes

​Sections for writing intensive courses in the English department now look to include 12 to 15 students—smaller than the 18 or so students targeted in most lecture courses.

Harvard Teacher Fellows Program
Harvard Teaching Campaign

Harvard Teacher Fellows Program

Ed School senior lecturer Katherine K. Merseth, faculty director of the graduate-level Teaching Education Program pictured here in a previous lecture, contrasts the new Harvard Teacher Fellows program with Teach For America, a national nonprofit teacher organization made up of recent college graduates.

Harvard Teaching Campaign Petition
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Harvard Teaching Campaign Petition

Supporters of the Harvard Teaching Campaign proceed through the Yard before submitting a petition to cap section sizes at 12 students to Massachusetts Hall.

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Photos of the Day (04/21/2015)

Harvard Teaching Campaign Petition
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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.

Massachusetts Hall
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Teaching Campaign Prepares To Deliver Petition

With 1,827 signatures as of Wednesday, the Harvard Teaching Campaign is making a final push for signatures on a petition that calls for a 12-student cap on section sizes before delivering it to administrators.

Graduate Student Council Election
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Newly Elected Graduate Student Leaders Back Unionization

Newly elected members of the Graduate Student Council declared Wednesday night their support for an effort by graduate students to unionize.

Massachusetts Hall
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Graduate Students Start Movement To Unionize

Graduate students involved in the unionization effort said the movement is still in its early stages but counts members from all three divisions of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

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Graduate Students Await Columbia Unionization Ruling

A ruling in favor of unionization rights for graduate students at Columbia might prompt interest in a similar movement at Harvard.

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Graduate Students Discuss Section Uncertainty Following Snowstorm

At a meeting of the Graduate Student Council on Wednesday, students of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences lamented an unusually high level of uncertainty in their teaching plans for sections as a result of two consecutive snow days this week.

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Teaching Campaign Members Optimistic About Smaller Sections

Members of the Harvard Teaching Campaign are hopeful that last semester’s string of departmental endorsements for smaller section size will result in a new policy this semester.

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Scrutiny

Scrambling for Stability: The TF Experience at Harvard

Teaching fellows play an important role in educating Harvard undergraduates, but for many, decades-old problems associated with shopping week, unclear expectations, and time commitments still pervade.

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