MIT Faculty Newsletter  
Vol. XXV No. 1
September / October 2012
I. Graduate Student Housing Difficulties
II. Response to MIT 2030 Concerns
III. edX Front and Center
IV. 25th Anniversary of the FNL
edX: Hostile Takeover or Helping Hand?
Comings and Goings
Concerns Over Affordability
of On-Campus Housing
New Strategic Directions for DUE
From Imagination to Impact: Empowering Graduate Students to Create the Future
Survey Says: Faculty Happy But Stressed
Teaching this fall? You should know . . .
Alumni Association Seeks Traveling Faculty
Nominate a Colleague for the MacVicar Faculty Fellows Program
Request for Preliminary Proposals for Innovative Curricular Projects
Thanks and some reflections
From the 2008 and 2012 Faculty Survey
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Teaching this fall? You should know . . .

. . . the faculty regulates examinations and assignments for all subjects.


Check the Web at for the complete regulations.

Contact Faculty Chair Sam Allen at x3-6939 or with questions.

No required classes, examinations, oral presentations, exercises, or assignments of any kind may be scheduled after the last regularly scheduled class in a subject, except for final examinations scheduled through the Schedules Office.

First and Third Week of the Term
By the end of the first week of classes, you must provide:
•  a clear and complete description of the required work, including the number and kinds of  assignments;
•  the approximate schedule of tests and due dates for major projects;
•  an indication of whether or not there will be a final examination; and
•  the grading criteria and procedures to be used.

By the end of the third week, you must provide a precise schedule of tests and major assignments.

Undergraduate Subject Tests Held Outside Scheduled Class Times Shall:
•  not exceed two hours in length;
•  be scheduled through the Schedules Office; and
•  begin no earlier than 7:30 PM when held in the evening.

Tests, required reviews, and other academic exercises outside scheduled class times shall not be held on Monday evenings.

End-of-Term Tests and Assignments
In all undergraduate subjects, there shall be no tests after Friday, December 7, 2012. Unit tests may be scheduled during the final examination period.

For each graduate subject with a final examination, no other test may be given and no assignment may fall due after Friday, December 7, 2012. For each graduate subject without a final examination, at most, either one in-class test may be given, or one assignment, term paper, or oral presentation may fall due between December 7 and the end of the last regularly scheduled class in the subject.

Collaboration Policy and Expectations for Academic Conduct
Due to varying faculty attitudes towards collaboration and diverse cultural values and priorities regarding academic honesty, students are often confused about expectations regarding permissible academic conduct. It is important to clarify, in writing, expectations regarding collaboration and academic conduct at the beginning of each semester. This could include a reference to the MIT Academic Integrity Handbook.


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