MIT needs to enhance communications and working
relationships between central administrative
office and administrators in the departments,
laboratories, and centers (DLCs).
There is insufficient understanding among
central administrators of how business is done
in the DLCs; administrators in DLCs often don't
understand why central offices propose change.
New administrative processes and systems have
too often been developed and implemented without
sufficient input and representation from end
users. We seek to redress this imbalance and
to open broader-based and more intensive communication
among the administrators of the campus.
Goals and Purposes
- To establish a forum for thoughtful, sustained interaction among representatives
of central administration and DLC administrators, leading to mutual
understanding of and mutual respect for their respective roles in providing
the faculty, students, and staff of MIT with efficient, cost-effective
- To provide a formal and effective mechanism by which central administrative
offices that are contemplating change can obtain meaningful, timely
input from DLCs.
- To identify administrative processes or systems that place undue
stress and workload on administrators across the Institute, and to recommend
steps for alleviating those situations. If there are budgetary implications
to the recommendations, Executive Vice President and
Provost will review Council proposals to deploy new, School-wide
resources as part of the annual budget cycle.
- To serve as a conduit for information exchange among the Administrative
Systems and Policies Coordinating Council (ASPCC), the DLC administrative
community, and administrators in central roles.