For Department Coordinators: Universal UROP Qualities
Since UROP is an academic program at MIT, all projects must share the following universal qualities:
- Research work worthy of academic credit (regardless of whether or not credit is requested);
- Active communication between the student and the faculty supervisor who is responsible for guiding the intellectual course of the student's work. Note: UROP supervisors should be MIT faculty. Post-docs and graduate students are welcome to serve as direct supervisors, provided that an MIT affiliated faculty member serves as the faculty supervisor.
- A student-authored research proposal, containing a clear statement of purpose and describing in detail the student's planned research duties. These proposals must be submitted via our new online UROP proposal system by the given UROP deadline for the term/mode of participation.
- Feedback on the UROP experience. Both students and faculty supervisors are required to submit evaluations of their research collaborations at the end of each semester and/or summer. We prefer that evaluations are submitted via the online UROP system. However, if this is not convenient; e-mail to email@example.com is also an acceptable means of submission.