Associate Provost

The associate provost assists the provost in academic administration, oversees the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, is responsible for campus space usage and planning, and addresses the Institute's relationships with federal agencies.

In assuming oversight of MIT Lincoln Laboratory for the senior administration, the associate provost participates in regular meetings of the Lincoln Director's Office, the Steering Committee, and the Advisory Board. He also works with the MIT Lincoln-Campus Interaction Committee to foster increased participation between Lincoln Lab and the academic departments.

The associate provost chairs the Committee for Review of Space Planning (CRSP), which oversees space assignments and renovations. Two sub-committees of CRSP monitor and expedite renovation projects and emerging projects. The full CRSP establishes priorities, approves expenditures, and considers longer-range issues. In addition, the associate provost sits on the Building Committee and Capital Projects Committee. Aside from ongoing renovations and accommodation of new faculty needs, major CRSP efforts this year included implementing a process for the reassignment of space made available as the Stata Center and brain and cognitive sciences projects are completed (using the newly completed space management system); completing a master plan for the Main Group, and establishing a mid-cap project category for the consideration of the Building and Executive Committees.

Working closely with the vice president for federal relations, the associate provost has continued to build and maintain contact with key federal agencies. A major area of ongoing discussion is the impact of export controls on research.

Claude R. Canizares
Associate Provost
Bruno Rossi Professor of Experimental Physics


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