Nominations Committee

Photo:Nan Gu

Nan Gu
Nominations Committee Chair /
GSC Vice President

The Nominations Committee is charged with recruiting and selecting students to serve on the many Institute Committees. These committees are responsible for many of the decisions that affect the way MIT operates on a day to day basis, and provide a very important opportunity for graduate students to provide input and feedback.

The list of committees with graduate student representation may be found on the GSC website. The Nominations Committee is chaired by the GSC Vice President, and consists of members of the GSC and the general graduate community. Information on the Nominations committee may be found in the Article II.C.2 of the GSC Bylaws.

How Nominations Work

Nominations open at the end of the Spring term, generally near the beginning of May. Students submit their Institute Representative Application Form to the GSC Vice President, who convenes the Nominations Committee to interview candidates over the course of the summer. Based on the application and interview, the Nominations Committee will rank all applicants for a particular committee and then submit the top applications to that Institute Committee's Chair. The Chair of the Institute Committee then determines which nominee(s) will fill the position(s) based either on the GSC rankings or an internal review process. Nomination by the GSC is not a guarantee of appointment, as the Institute Committees make the final decision and notification to accept a candidate. However, all candidates for graduate student representative positions must go through the GSC nomination process.

Reporting Relationships

All Institute Committee representatives are expected maintain communication with the chairs of the appropriate GSC Committee. The reporting relationship is summarized below.