2.100 Amendment of Regulations

Revised to 11/09


Any regulation may be amended at any regular or special Faculty meeting by an affirmative vote of three-fifths of the members present and voting, but not less than thirty affirmative votes, provided the proposed amendment has been announced in the call for the meeting.


In the event of a Significant Disruption of academic activities during MIT’s regular session, the Faculty acting through its officers and Standing Committees may impose temporary changes in the regulations regarding the academic calendar, registration, assignments and examinations, grades, the procedures for accepting theses, and the awarding of degrees. A Significant Disruption includes but is not limited to an extended closure of the Institute or suspension of classes due to a natural disaster, civil unrest, or pandemic illness. A Significant Disruption might also result from a circumstance in which substantial absenteeism among students or instructors across the Institute prevents academic work from progressing.

When a Significant Disruption occurs, the Chair of the Faculty (or if unavailable, the Associate Chair of the Faculty), in consultation with the Deans’ Group of the Academic Council; the chairs of the Committees on the Undergraduate Program, Graduate Programs, and Academic Performance; and the Registrar; will declare that emergency academic procedures are in effect and will promulgate temporary regulations related to academic activities, provide guidance to instructors, and consult closely with the academic units. The temporary regulations should

• Conform to the recommendations of the administration regarding the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff;

• Preserve the standards and integrity of the MIT curricular and degree-granting processes;

• Address the needs of students in their final term;

• Take into consideration any implications for international students enrolled at MIT; and

• Address the use of the alternate grades described in Section 2.64.