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.

August 2022
Ad Hoc Committee on Leveraging Best Practices from Remote Teaching for On-Campus Education
Krishna Rajagopal, Janet Rankin

What are the things that we learned how to do during the pandemic that faculty and instructors across MIT are now, already, building into their on-campus teaching? The Ad Hoc Committee on Leveraging Best Practices from Remote Teaching for On-Campus Education has asked this question broadly across MIT.

January 2021
Committee on Career Exploration and Services
David Darmofal

Vice Chancellor Ian Waitz convened the MIT Committee on Student Career Exploration and Services to review aspects and activities associated with student career exploration and services, and to identify changes that would enhance exploration of, and access to, a broad range of careers in a manner that best serves student needs.

December 2016
Committee on Medical Leave and Hospitalization Policies and Procedures
Laura Schulz, Rebecca Saxe

Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart and Medical Director Cecilia Stuopis charged the committee to review MIT's policies on hospitalization and medical leave for both undergraduate as well as graduate students.

October 2016
FPC Subcommittee on Sub-term Subjects
John Fernández

This subcommittee examined the emergence of undergraduate and graduate sub-term subjects across the Institute through an understanding of: (1) the overall trends and current situation, (2) the motivating aspirations and goals, and (3) the pedagogical value and the effects on student learning and life of such offerings.

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
Graduate Student Housing Working Group
Phillip Clay

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.

December 2009
Institute-wide Planning Task Force
Eric Grimson, Daniel Hastings

This is the final report of MIT's Institute-wide Planning Task Force, which was charged with identifying opportunities for efficiency and cost reduction that do not sacrifice MIT's core mission. It represents a concerted, inclusive, sustained effort to strengthen MIT by improving operations; preserve MIT's financial stability; and enhance its global leadership in research and education.

November 2006
Committee on the Funding of Graduate Students at MIT
Philip Khoury

The committee was asked to review current policies for funding graduate students at MIT and to recommend any policy or other changes necessary in order to continue to attract the very best graduate students to MIT and to maintain excellence in our graduate programs.

October 2005
Special Committee to Review the Discipline Process
Lorna Gibson

This committee was charged by Chancellor Phillip Clay and Chair of the Faculty Rafael Bras to: assess the Committee on Discipline and the Office of the Dean for Student Life procedures and processes and identify places where changes are needed to make them consistent, transparent, and fair; set standards and outline procedures for specific types of cases; recommend legislative changes to implement their recommendations

December 1999
Committee Not Specified
Lawrence Bacow

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.

October 1999
Residence System Steering Committee
William Hecht

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.