As part of its charge, MIT's Council on Family and Work sponsors the MIT Faculty and Staff Quality of Life Survey, which is administered to faculty, other instructional staff, researchers, postdocs, administrative staff, support staff, and service staff on MIT’s main campus and at Lincoln Laboratory. This report emphasizes the 2016 results.
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.
This report highlights findings from a deep dive into the results of the 2012 Quality of Life Survey focusing on responses by MIT faculty and staff.
The Provost appointed the Graduate Student Housing Working Group to evaluate how graduate student housing needs are currently met, identify strengths and weaknesses in the current system, and make recommendations for meeting graduate housing needs in the future.
This committee was charged by Provost Robert A. Brown to define the detailed implementation of a new faculty housing assistance plan.
The purpose of the 2001 Quality of Life Survey was to investigate the factors that contribute to quality of life for faculty and staff at MIT, and the implications for the future of MIT.
MIT's residential system should try to support three separate objectives: provide students with adequate, clean, comfortable housing and dining; create a comfortable, welcoming environment – in other words, a home; and promote community by stimulating interaction among students, faculty, staff, administration, and alumni/ae.
The Residence System Steering Committee was appointed by the Chancellor to consider the MIT Residence System in total, and to describe a residence system for MIT that maximizes the opportunity to contribute to the integrated educational experience of its residents.
The committee was asked to (1) determine current demographics and related needs of faculty, staff, and students; (2) review current services, policies, procedures, and benefits affecting family responsibilities, and suggest ways of meeting needs better within the constraints of financial resources; and (3) suggest policies that would help harmonize family and career responsibilities at MIT.