Forty-four percent of Faculty of Arts and Sciences courses with teaching fellows last year had to add or drop discussion sections based on unexpected enrollment numbers, according to a website launched Friday by a faculty committee tasked with proposing potential changes to “shopping week.”
The Faculty Council discussed a proposal to add additional course start times to the new schedule and heard a presentation on the lawsuit alleging Harvard's admissions process is discriminatory at its biweekly meeting Wednesday.
Economics 10B: “Principles of Economics” topped the charts in undergraduate enrollment for the fifth consecutive spring semester.
Economics 10b: “Principles of Economics” is the most popular course in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences for the fourth consecutive spring.
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ Registrar’s Office has dedicated a single person to respond to substantial demand from students requesting to view their admissions files.
In the battle for Harvard undergraduates, enrollment numbers from this semester may show Wall Street still has clout over Silicon Valley.
The start of the 5th week of the semester marked the final day students could switch their grading preferences or choose to add or drop a course.
The system designed to assign Expos sections experienced “unexpected technical difficulties” late Saturday night, pushing sectioning into the following evening.
Harvard students hoping to cross-register at MIT will encounter a simpler, online-only process to do so starting Tuesday, where previously they had to go through a bevy of logistical hurdles.
Undergraduates registering for the spring semester this past week were asked their religious identification and affiliation, as part of an effort both to gauge the religious demographics at the College and connect students with appropriate Harvard chaplains.
While College students account for only 96 seats in classes at MIT, more students could be inclined to go the mile down Massachusetts Avenue for classes in the future.
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences Registrar’s Office will open in its new space on the fourth floor of the Smith Campus Center on Tuesday, March 17.
Associate Registrar for Enrollment Services Maggie Welsh reviews a study card at the Office of the Registrar Wednesday afternoon. Students took advantage of the fact that they would not be penalized with a late fee if they turned in their study cards late after a winter storm interrupted shopping week.
Administrators hope a new course catalog tool will spur students to reflect on their educational goals when searching for courses, even as some professors worry that more targeted search tools will limit exploration.