What is the MIT
Report? What is the School of Science Report?
In 1995, as the result of questions posed by the faculty women
in the School of Science, the dean of the school established a
committee to analyze the status of women faculty in the school's
six departments (biology; chemistry; physics; mathematics; earth,
atmospheric, and planetary sciences; brain and cognitive sciences).
In 1999, after five years of work by the original committee and
its successors, a report of the findings was published. This report
is variously referred to as the MIT report or the School
of Science report; its formal name is "A Study on
the Status of Women Faculty in Science at MIT."
For a summary of the report's key findings, see History:
School of Science Report. To read or download the report in
its entirety, see "A
Study on the Status of Women Faculty in Science at MIT."
the January workshop, we wanted only a small group of participants,
and we were not at all sure that our invitations would be accepted.
So the institutions we chosevery informally and without
careful researchwere a handful where engineering and science
are important faculty presences, and which we thought would be
most likely to be interested in participating in our experiment.
When is the next
meeting of the nine-school group?
At this point, there
are no plans for another workshop.
Can my institution
become part of the nine-school consortium?
We have received quite a few inquiries from institutions who
would like to be included in future workshops. If another workshop
is held, we will consider a wider range of institutions, including
those institutions that have already contacted us in this regard.
Can I get a copy
of the proceedings of the January 2001 Presidents Workshop?
No workshop proceedings have been released.
How can I request
a member of the MIT faculty to speak at my workshop/seminar/conference?
We are overwhelmed with such requests, and regret that we are unlikely to be able to accommodate you.
See Contact Us for further information.
wants to launch a gender equity initiative. What advice or guidance
of the gender equity committees of all 5 Schools at MIT
are now available. Although there were differences in the way
each School performed its study, the reports describe the methods
used in each case.
I'm having a problem
with my colleagues or institutional administrators. Can you
MIT has neither the resources nor the expertise to assist individual
faculty members at other schools. If you have exhausted your
school's facilities for grievances and still need further assistance,
we suggest you contact the American
Association of University Professors. They are an excellent
resource generally, and the legal
office in particular has been extremely helpful.