Changes to TF policies bring wage decreases for some
Joshua Fincher GRD ’15 holds the title of “part-time acting instructor.” He spends Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings teaching undergraduates the Greek language in “Homer: An Introduction.” As a teaching fellow who leads his own course, Fincher will earn $10,250 this semester.
Committee to reevaluate withdrawal policies
Following months of campus-wide discussion of the University’s mental health resources, Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway has charged a committee with examining Yale’s withdrawal and readmission policies.
Education Studies program meets growing pains
Started in 2013, Yale’s Education Studies program is an initiative that provides undergraduates with coursework focused on an interdisciplinary understanding of education.
NEWS ANALYSIS: A renovation to reaffirm the humanities
In considering the transformation of the Hall of Graduate Studies into a central home for the humanities starting in 2017, the University — historically known as a humanities-focused institution — appears poised to reaffirm its emphasis on the liberal arts.
MCDB major to become more flexible
Now, MCDB majors seeking BAs will only have to take 11.5 course credits — a significant decrease in requirements from 18 credits — while BS candidates will still be required to take 18.5, although they will have more flexibility in choosing courses than before.
New MOOCs begin today
Three of Yale’s five spring 2015 MOOCs begin today, marking a continued expansion of the University’s online course offerings.
Philosophy rises in rankings
While national rankings say that Yale’s Philosophy Department is on the rise, some faculty and students question whether these evaluations are at all credible.