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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."...

2018-02-21 15:30:00 2018-02-21 17:00:00 America/New_York Institute Faculty Meeting AGENDA Annual Report on Tuition and Financial Aid The Provost will brief the Faculty on annual changes in tuition and financial aid. - Provost Martin Schmidt Updates from the Committee on Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response The Chair of the Institute Committee on Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response will provide the Faculty with an overview of MIT's new consensual relationships policy as well as the new mandatory sexual misconduct prevention training that is being rolled out to the MIT community this year. - Professor David Singer The MIT Intelligence Quest The Deans of Engineering and Science will lead a discussion on the recently announced MIT Intelligence Quest. - Professor Anantha Chandrakasan, Dean of Engineering - Professor Michael Sipser, Dean of Science Room 10-250 Add to Calendar
2018-03-21 15:30:00 2018-03-21 17:00:00 America/New_York Institute Faculty Meeting 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