The Committee on Nominations
The Committee on Nominations at MIT is charged with nominating faculty for membership in the Standing Faculty Committees and for Faculty Officers (Chair of the Faculty, Associate Chair of the Faculty and Secretary of the Faculty). The final selection is made in yearly basis by the MIT Faculty through a vote at the May Faculty Meeting. In addition, the Committee on Nominations is empowered to appoint faculty to fill out-of-cycle vacancies in these Committees and among the Faculty Officers.
Faculty play a key role in major policy decisions and in setting the tone and personality of MIT as an institution. Faculty governance at MIT takes place in part by participating in Standing Faculty Committees and by serving as Faculty Officers. By nominating qualified candidates for these positions, the Committee on Nominations contributes to the shared governance tradition of MIT.
The Committee on Nominations consists of seven Faculty members appointed by the President, each member to serve for a three-year term. At least two new members are appointed each year. The President designates the Chair from among the membership. The relevant sections of the Rules and Regulations of the Faculty that pertain to the nominations process, specifically Committees and Elections, can be found here.
Current Membership (2012-2013)
The year listed in parenthetical notation indicates the end-date of the academic year of each individual's term of service. A PDF of this membership may also be downloaded.
Srinivas Devadas, Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (June 30, 2013)
Kerry A. Emanuel, Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (June 30, 2015)
Amy E. Keating, Department of Biology (June 30, 2014)
Patricia Maes, Department of Media Arts and Sciences (June 30, 2013)
Gareth H. McKinley, Department of Mechanical Engineering (June 30, 2014)
Georgia Perakis, Sloan School of Management (June 30, 2015)
Edward S. Steinfeld , Department of Political Science (June 14, 2013)
Peggy Peterson, Office of the President