MIT Faculty Newsletter  
Vol. XVII No. 1
September/October 2004
Welcome Aboard President-elect Hockfield!
The Management of the MIT Endowment
Affirming Freedom of Expression at MIT
Teaching this fall? You should know . . .
Preliminary Position of the Faculty Policy Committee on Faculty Governance
Developing Musical Structures:
A Reflective Practicuum
Work of the Committee on the Undergraduate Program, 2003 – 2004
Task Force on the Undergraduate Educational Commons
Some Reflections on Aspects of the Undergraduate Education Policy
Benefit Changes for Faculty
Upon Retirement
Short Takes
Establishing Leadership in the Emerging Field of Engineering Systems
Concerto for Erhu and Subway
Spaces, Software, and Services –
Supporting Educational Innovation and Sustainability with Technology
Web Accessibility:
What Faculty Should Know
What Was it Like Working with OCW?
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Teaching this fall? You should know . . .

the faculty regulates examinations and assignments for all subjects.

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Questions: Contact Faculty Chair Rafael Bras at x3-2117 or

First and Third Week of the Term

By the end of the first week of classes, you must provide a clear and complete description of:

  • required work, including the number and kinds of assignments;
  • an approximate schedule of tests and due dates for major projects;
  • whether or not there will be a final examination; and
  • grading criteria.

By the end of the third week , you must provide a precise schedule of tests and major assignments.

Tests Outside Scheduled Class Times:

  • may begin no earlier than 7:30 p.m ., when held in the evening;
  • may not be held on Monday evenings;
  • may not exceed two hours in length; and
  • must be scheduled through the Schedules Office.

No required classes, examinations, exercises, or assignments of any kind may be scheduled after the last regularly scheduled class in a subject, except for final examinations scheduled through the Schedules Office.

No Testing During the Last Week of Classes

Tests after Friday, December 3 must be scheduled in the Finals Period.

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