Sections support active student learning through small-group discussion and create equitable teaching loads for TFs. Despite the complexities, the effort to create balanced sections is time well-spent.
Placing students into sections should occur after the Course Registration Deadline because of the difficulty of accurately predicting final enrollment in many courses. Any increase in the number of sections for each course must be authorized by the Gen Ed Office. Teaching staff can obtain a class list with the full names, e-mail addresses, and other pertinent information of enrolled students through the course website and my.harvard after 9:00 a.m. on the day after the Course Registration Deadline.
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