07/23/2010 03:37 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

James Franco Will NOT Teach At Yale This Spring

In what was ostensibly not an act of performance art, James Franco said on Good Morning America this week that he would be teaching a class starting in January at Yale University, where he's enrolled as a Ph.D student.

But according to Yale authorities, Franco spoke too soon.

The Yale Daily News has more:

"As a grad student in our program, he would not ordinarily teach until his third year," [English Department Chair Michael] Warner said in an e-mail to the News. "[Franco] was referring to another project: a proposal for a college seminar that did not work out for this year."

Franco will still be a presence on campus, however. The News reports that Franco will have a hand in organizing a undergraduate film project.