The Faculty believes that the ability to communicate clearly is fundamental; that students should receive instruction and feedback in writing and speaking during each undergraduate year; and that responsibility for teaching these abilities should be distributed across the entire MIT undergraduate curriculum.
The Faculty directs the Committee on the Undergraduate Program (CUP) to conduct a series of experiments and pilot programs to help in the design of a new Communication Requirement. These experiments should test different models for incorporating communication intensive experiences into the first year curriculum, the General Institute Requirements, and Departmental degree programs. These experiments should be evaluated by a subcommittee of the CUP appointed by the Chair of the CUP in consultation with the Chair of the Faculty and the Chair of the Committee on the Writing Requirement. The CUP should report back to the Faculty with its recommendation for a new Communication Requirement not later than Spring of 2000.
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