For a regular term, there are 13 sessions, two of which are dynamically dated in order to correspond with grade posting cycles (classes ending before midterm grading are associated with the DD1 session; classes ending after, with the DD2 session).
Non-dynamically dated sessions begin and end on a specific date and follow standard deadlines within that session that are defined on the academic calendar.
Billie Dziech, a professor at the University of Cincinnati who has studied and written about relationships between professors and students, said policies about such relationships are evolving. “Institutions wouldn’t go near it, just wanted to avoid pushback from faculty. There are many institutions that have what I personally would describe as very weak policies. What Harvard and an increasingly long list of universities has done is to have prohibitionist policies.” Dziech said some policies have earned complaints from students who would say, “‘Oh, we’re grownups, we can choose with whom we have sex.'” She said Harvard’s decision was courageous.
Any class that is scheduled outside the normal sessions (16 week, two 8-week, three 5-week for Flag-Mountain or the Statewide standard sessions) should be dynamically dated.
For every class section that is in a dynamically dated session, a dynamic date rule must be associated with the class and the pro-rated class dates calculated. These DD session classes start and end outside the official term dates, though the classes remain associated with the term.
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The new policy, which applies to Harvard College and its graduate school but not its law or medical schools, bans sexual relationships between faculty and undergraduate students in an effort to define appropriate behavior more clearly and adhere to the requirements of Title IX, a federal education law that bars discrimination on the basis of gender.