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The MIT Faculty as a whole plays many key roles in the governance of the Institute, including stewardship of academic and educational matters, through its standing committees, monthly meetings, and procedures defined in Rules and Regulations of the Faculty. These web pages provide related information and resources. A broader set of resources for members of the faculty is available on Faculty Concierge, a portal site sponsored by the Provost’s Office.

An Institute of Shared Governance

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 "A university, like all other human institutions – like the church, like governments, like philanthropic organizations – is not outside, but inside the general social fabric of a given era," Abraham Flexner wrote in his classic 1930 text, Universities. Flexner continued, "It is … an expression of an age, as well as an influence operating upon both present and future." American universities developed in their present form – a unique synthesis of German and British predecessors – alongside the expansion and institutionalization of American democracy, simultaneously embedding both the openness and exclusions of the larger society. Over the last century, our universities have experienced a dramatic shift away from what during the nineteenth century had been the absolute power of presidents and trustees. We have moved toward what Jonathan Cole, sociologist and former provost of Columbia University, calls "a company of equals."...

2018-03-21 15:30:00 2018-03-21 17:00:00 America/New_York Institute Faculty Meeting AGENDA Report of the Committee on Nominations Professor Kim will introduce the slate of nominations for Chair of the Faculty and the standing committees of the Faculty. - Professor Dennis Kim Annual Report on Underrepresented Minority Faculty and Graduate Student Recruitment and Retention In accordance with a 2004 resolution, the Provost will summarize 2016-2017 data on the recruitment and retention of underrepresented minority faculty and graduate students. - Provost Martin Schmidt Discussion on a Potential Computational Thinking Requirement for Undergraduates The recommendations from the Report of the Working Group on Computational Thinking (January 2017) will be briefly reviewed. Professor Duane Boning, Chair of the Committee on the Undergraduate Program, will then lead a discussion of several scenarios that are being considered by CUP for introducing a potential undergraduate requirement in the area of computational thinking/algorithmic reasoning. Room 10-250 Add to Calendar
2018-04-18 15:30:00 2018-04-18 17:00:00 America/New_York Institute Faculty Meeting Room 10-250 Add to Calendar
2018-05-16 15:30:00 2018-05-16 17:00:00 America/New_York Institute Faculty Meeting Room 10-250 Add to Calendar