Subcommittee on the HASS Requirement (SHR)

Background

At its meeting of May 20, 2009, the MIT Faculty passed recommendations for changes to the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) Requirement as put forth by the Committee on the Undergraduate Program with support from the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences.

This motion called for the creation of a new Subcommittee of the CUP to oversee the HASS Requirement. In passing this motion, the Faculty supported several high-level goals for the CUP subcommittee:

Charge to the Subcommittee

It is the responsibility of the CUP subcommittee to guide the next phase of implementation of the revisions to the HASS Requirement, and to govern the HASS Requirement as laid-out in the motion approved by the Faculty on May 20, 2009. To that end, subject to final approval by the CUP and the Faculty, the subcommittee shall act with power to:

In addition, the Subcommittee shall undertake the following interim responsibilities:

Membership Academic Year 2014-2015

 
TBA, Chair
Azra Aksamija, SA+P Representative (2016)
Sandy Alexandre, SHASS Representative (2015)
Elizabeth Berg, Undergraduate Representative
Linda Griffith, SoE Representative (2016)
Nergis Mavalvala, SoS Representative (2016)
Natasha Schull, SHASS Representative (2015)
Kai von Fintel, ex officio, Designate for Dean of SHASS
Dennis Freeman, ex officio, Dean for Undergraduate Education
 
TBA, SHASS Representative
TBA, SHASS Representative
TBA, SHASS Representative
TBA, Sloan Representative
TBA, Undergraduate Representative
 
Staff
Kathleen MacArthur, Executive Officer
Jason Donath, staff to SHR
 
Guests
Patricia Fernandes, Advisor, Communication and HASS Requirements
Liz Friedman, SHASS Deans Office
 
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