Faculty Announcements

Dear faculty,

Just a reminder that Shopping Days for fall 2015 courses and January 2016 courses are Monday, August 31 and Tuesday, September 1. Fall semester classes begin on Wednesday, September 2 (for M/W classes) and Thursday, September 3 (for T/Th classes). Please note that M/W classes (excluding Wednesday-only courses) will also be held on Friday, September 4. The full fall class-by-class schedule is available here.

To assist students to make informed decisions regarding course selections, it’s important that you work with your faculty assistant to do two things:

1) post your syllabus to the Course Listing system by Monday, August 3; and

2) classify your course using our new taxonomy (academic area; policy domains; issues/topics; and methods).

Faculty assistants have received training on how to support these two activities and have online documentation available to them on the Faculty Assistant website.

Every syllabus should include clear language about academic honesty. Sample language can be found here. Please keep in mind that it’s very helpful if your syllabus provides a thorough description of your course. A syllabus template and information about planning a course is available here.

If you wish to peruse the 1500+ teaching cases in the HKS Case Program Library, you can do so here.

Finally, the SLATE team remains ready to assist you with all aspects of course development and teaching. Please contact Carolyn_Wood@hks.harvard.edu to request assistance from SLATE.

Thanks for your attention to these matters.

Suzanne Cooper

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