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Reports

This page includes: (1) reports generated by the Faculty Policy Committee and any subcommittees it charges; (2) reports by groups charged by the Chair of the Faculty (perhaps in collaboration with others); (3) some key reports from Standing Committees of the Faculty – these reports and related links are also found on the web pages of these committees; and (4) reports from Institute-wide initiatives or task forces on topics that are of direct relevance to faculty members – such as community, diversity, education, student life, and more. Please contact us if there is an additional report that you would like to see included here.

May 2019
Subcommittee on the HASS Requirement
Marah Gubar

Over the past two years, the Subcommittee on the HASS Requirement (SHR) conducted the first full review of how the Concentration Component of the HASS Requirement is functioning.

January 2017
Working Group on Computational Thinking
Eric Grimson

A five-School group of faculty convened by the Chair of the Faculty and the Dean for Undergraduate Education conducted an in-depth study of the meaning of the phrases “algorithmic reasoning” and “computational thinking” in the context of the education of MIT’s undergraduates across the Institute, including whether MIT should expect algorithmic and computational thinking of all of its graduates.

July 2014
Task Force on the Future of MIT Education
Israel Ruiz, Sanjay Sarma, Karen Willcox

In this final report, the Task Force offers a series of recommendations for how MIT can continue to transform education for future generations of learners.

May 2014
MITx Subcommittee of the FPC
Susan Silbey

The MITx Subcommittee of the FPC considered how to (a) provide faculty governance and oversight, (b) assign credit for online courses while assuring academic integrity, and (c) preserve the quality of the MIT educational program. Recommendations for managing intersections between MITx and other online coursework and the residential program are summarized and elaborated on in the report.

October 2006
Task Force on the Undergraduate Educational Commons
Robert Silbey

MIT President Charles M. Vest charged the Task Force on the Undergraduate Educational Commons to address the goals, content, and structure of MIT’s undergraduate education.

March 2001
Committee on the Undergraduate Program
Robert Jaffe

In the Fall of 1999, the Committee on the Undergraduate Program formed a subcommittee to review MIT’s policies and practices concerning freshman Pass/No Record grading and advanced placement credit. This is the final report that the CUP submitted to the MIT Faculty.

February 2001
CUP Subcommittee on the Communication Requirement
Steven Hall

This report, from the CUP Subcommittee on the Communication Requirement (SOCR) and its affiliated Implementation Working Group, describes the progress made in carrying out the charge of the CUP “to oversee and establish policy for the Communication Requirement” and to develop “an implementation plan that outlines the administrative processes for the Communication Requirement.”

September 2000
Committee on the Undergraduate Program
Charles Stewart

In the Fall of 1999 the Committee on the Undergraduate Program formed a subcommittee and charged it with reviewing MIT’s policies concerning freshman Pass/No Record grading and advanced placement examinations.

February 2000
CUP Subcommittee on the Communication Requirement
Gene Brown, Langley Keyes

At its meeting on April 17, 1997, the Faculty directed the Committee on the Undergraduate Program to conduct a series of experiments and pilot programs to help in the design of a new Communication Requirement. These experiments should be evaluated by a subcommittee of the CUP.

August 1999
Educational Design Project Subcommittee of the CUP
Kip Hodges, Stephen Benton

The Faculty (through the Committee on the Undergraduate Program) and the administration (through the Office of the Dean of Students and Undergraduate Education) have established a committee of faculty to review the current educational commons, particularly the freshman educational program, and make recommendations about how it might be redesigned to be more effective.

September 1998
Presidential Task Force on Student Life and Learning
John Hansman, Robert Silbey

MIT President Charles M. Vest appointed the Presidential Task Force on Student Life and Learning to undertake a comprehensive review of the Institute's educational mission and its implementation.

May 1991
Faculty Study Group on the International Relations of MIT
Eugene Skolnikoff

Provost John Deutch established a Faculty Study Group to advise the Institute Administration and Faculty on the general principles that should guide MITs international activities and relationships, and to suggest any revisions in policies and activities that should be considered.

May 1964
Committee on Curriculum Content Planning
Jerrold Zacharias

The Committee on Curriculum Content Planning was formed upon recommendation of the Committee on Educational Policy to make an intensive study of undergraduate education at MIT.

December 1949
Committee on Educational Survey
Warren Lewis

In January 1947, the Faculty appointed the Committee on Educational Survey to review the state of education at the Institute.