IAP, Independent Activities Period, is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month. IAP 2003 runs from January 6 through January 31.
For students and faculty, IAP provides a welcome break from the academic
routine of the fall and spring semesters. It offers opportunities for
creativity and flexibility in teaching and learning. Students are free
to set their own educational agendas, pursue independent projects, meet
with faculty, or do many other things not possible during the semester.
Many faculty try out innovative educational experiments as IAP activities,
and most faculty are available for informal contact with students.
Here's how to find subjects And activities using the On-line IAP Guide:
All IAP Subjects and Activities are indexed with an IAP search engine. See Search the IAP Guide.
Updates will be made each evening to the IAP On-Line Guide throughout IAP. You will be able to check on what's currently happening on campus, and also see any changes in activities' schedules. You will also be able to find out about new activities.
During IAP there will be displays of daily and special events on the
bulletin boards located outside the IAP Office, 7-104, as well as some
departmental bulletin boards. Activity organizers may post one flyer
per activity on the 7-104 display boards.
If the Institute must close due to snow, the IAP Office closes as well. Organizers will decide whether to hold or cancel their activities. If they do cancel, they should try, to the extent possible, to notify participants (for instance, with a sign on the door or by e-mail) and may reschedule the classes as they wish. Organizers should notify the IAP Office of rescheduled meetings so that they may be posted on the web site.
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Comments and questions to email@example.com Last update: 17 July 2002 IAP Office, Room 7-104, 617.253.1668