shopping week

First Day of Shopping Week

Harvard Extension School class Physics I: Mechanics, Elasticity, Fluids, and Diffusion taught by Anna M. Klales meets in Science Center Hall B Tuesday, the first day of shopping week.

Shopping Week To Stay — For Now

The Faculty also sparred over and ultimately approved a proposed Quantitative Reasoning with Data requirement for the General Education program. Students beginning with the Class of 2023 must now take a class that allows them to “think critically about data.”

Faculty to Vote on Overhauling Alcohol Policy in Student Handbook

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences will review proposed updates to the College Student Handbook — including an overhaul of the College’s policies on drug and alcohol use — and decide the fate of “shopping week” at its last meeting of the semester Tuesday.

Faculty Debates Proposals to Implement Data Requirement, Establish Biotech Degree

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences debated proposals to implement a new data requirement for the General Education program, establish a new biotechnology degree, and study course registration changes at its monthly meeting Tuesday.

Faculty to Consider Proposals to Retain Shopping Week, Establish Biotechnology Business Degree

The Faculty will debate a proposal to retain shopping week until at least 2022 at its monthly meeting Tuesday, likely setting up a vote before the semester ends. The proposed legislation would establish a standing committee to review shopping week and course registration more broadly.

Faculty Council Approves Proposal to Retain Shopping Week

The Faculty Council voted to endorse a proposal to retain “shopping week” until at least 2022 at its biweekly meeting Wednesday. The committee publicly released its report Wednesday, outlining what they viewed as key benefits of the current system as well as changes that could eliminate the drawbacks of that system.

Faculty Course Registration Committee Proposes Keeping Shopping Week Until At Least 2022

The faculty committee tasked with recommending changes to undergraduate course registration proposed that the Faculty of Arts and Sciences keep “shopping week” until at least 2022 at the Faculty Council’s biweekly meeting Wednesday.

FAS Council Ponders 'In-Between' Resolution to Shopping Week Debate

Members of the Faculty Council considered potential “in-between” resolutions to the ongoing debate over shopping week. Council member David L. Howell estimated that the full faculty may not hear and vote upon a formal proposal on the subject for more than a year.

First Day of School

Students file out of Sanders Theater on the first day of Spring classes.

Faculty Shopping Week Committee Stakes Out Its Case, Encourages Student Input

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.”

Shopping Week Committee to Propose Changes in January

A faculty committee tasked with reviewing potential changes to undergraduate course enrollment expects to deliver its recommendation to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences in January, according to the committee’s chair.

Claybaugh Invites Student Involvement in Undergraduate Education Decisions

“While listening to students discuss their experiences of shopping period, we also heard some students say that they felt excluded from decisions being made about undergraduate education more generally,” Claybaugh wrote.

UC Shopping Week Town Hall

Sruthi Palaniappan ’20 leads an Undergraduate Council Town Hall meeting to discuss the future of shopping week with students.

Admins Cancel Student-Run Forum on Shopping Week, Offer Harvard-Led Events Instead

Hours before students were supposed to meet at an Undergraduate Council town hall to discuss the possible elimination of “shopping week,” Harvard officials announced they had changed their minds.

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