MIT Reports to the President 1994-95

Vice President for Administration

This report is the first annual report for the offices reporting to the Vice President for Administration. These offices were combined in reporting last year through a reorganization of Institute support services. The offices include the office of the Vice President, Admissions, the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation, the Bursar's Office, Career Services and Preprofessional Advising, the MIT Medical Department, the Registrar's Office, the Office of Sponsored Programs, and the Student Financial Aid Office. Additionally, the Vice President for Administration has Institute responsibility for coordination of MIT's legal affairs.

Our mission is to manage effectively these offices in a time of Institute financial constraint and to develop a management team that is fully aware of the goals and objectives of Institute leadership, is positioned to provide input on how to achieve these goals, and is cooperatively involved with others in the area to communicate these goals effectively to our own community members and to our customers. Much time this year has been devoted to team building while continuing to perform effectively the specific jobs required of each department. In addition, the area has been preparing extensively for a major reengineering of student services, in coordination with other Institute reengineering efforts, and that major effort will begin in October 1995.

The reports of each department that follow this section highlight the major activity that occurred during the year. While they describe many of the activities, they cannot adequately express the amount of care and effort of staff to ensure that each area is effectively managed. I extend my sincere appreciation to all members of the staff for their outstanding efforts, and would like to particularly thank all the many members of the staff who contributed so well to the successful implementation of Phase 1 of the new Student Information System (MITSIS). As mentioned by the Registrar in his report, "It was an awesome accomplishment by a truly extraordinary team." My sincere appreciation and thanks.

Major priorities for the Vice President for Administration area developed this year by staff for implementation in 1995/1996 are listed below:

James J. Culliton

MIT Reports to the President 1994-95