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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.

September 2022
Ad Hoc Working Group on Free Expression
Penny Chisholm, Phillip Clay

The president, provost, and chancellor of MIT, along with the chair of the MIT faculty, convened the Ad Hoc Working Group on Free Expression in February 2022. The Group was charged with reviewing MIT’s statements on free expression, recommending changes as needed, reviewing input from MIT stakeholders, devising scenarios to illustrate its recommendations, and suggesting principles and processes for decision making.

September 2022
Ad Hoc Working Group on Free Expression
Penny Chisholm, Phillip Clay

With a tradition of celebrating provocative thinking, controversial views, and nonconformity, MIT unequivocally endorses the principles of freedom of expression and academic freedom.

December 2020
Ad Hoc Faculty Committee on Guidelines for Outside Engagements
Tavneet Suri

The Ad Hoc Faculty Committee on Guidelines for Outside Engagements was convened by Chair of the Faculty Rick Danheiser in October 2019 to define a set of values and principles, consistent with MIT’s mission, to guide the assessment of outside engagements, including grants, gifts, and any other associations and collaborations with governments, corporations, foundations, or private individuals, domestic or foreign.