That's Not Harvard College; That's Night School. Say It.
February 21, 2014 4:26 AM Subscribe
Interviewing candidates for teaching position in the Boston area and we have a question:
We've had several people note on their resumes that they attended Harvard. During interviews, some disclosed more specifically that they had taken a few courses at Harvard Extension but they were not accepted degree-seeking students at either the Extension School or
The search committee isn't overly fussed about this but it got us to wondering: is it strictly ethical for a person who wasn't accepted to Harvard and wasn't enrolled in either a Harvard College or Extension School degree program state on their resume under education, "Harvard?"
posted by kinetic to Education (99 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Some basic internet research indicates that an undergrad degree from the Extension School reads as, "ALB, Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Extension Studies, Harvard University."
We're meeting with people who didn't apply for acceptance into the degree-track at the extension school, they just paid to take a few classes.
Then they listed on their resume that they went to Harvard. Is this kosher or does it, as one committee member suggests, indicate that people are inflating their resume in something that's pretty easy to see is an exaggeration/outright lie?