Cornell Faculty Senate to Consider 'Strongly Discouraging' Surprise Homework Over Breaks

Faculty members at Cornell University are preparing to take an official stand against the assigning of last minute homework over student breaks, saying that such a policy could improve students' mental health.

The Faculty Senate at Cornell University is expected to vote on a resolution this month that would "strongly discourage" faculty members from "framing assignments in such a way that necessitates academic work for students" over breaks in the academic calendar.

Bruce A.