MIT Faculty Newsletter  
Vol. XIX No. 1
September / October 2006
Science, Technology, Ethics,
and Public Decision Making
The Need for Increased Faculty Involvement
in Major Institute Initiatives
Neuroscience Hiring Controversy at MIT
Welcome Back
MIT Shines in Latest U.S. News Ranking
House Mastering Recollected in Tranquility
Teaching this fall? You should know . . .
FOGS Report Highlights
Graduate Student Cost Issues
National Research Council to Assess
U.S. Research Doctorate Programs
Supporting MIT's International Graduate Students: Communicating Within
and Across Cultures
Factory Girls
Accolades for Nancy Hopkins
Dental Insurance Plan for Retirees?
Vernon M. Ingram
International Development Fair Showcases Students' Global Development Experiences
U.S. News Ranking for National Universities
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Teaching this fall? You should know . . .

the Faculty regulates examinations and assignments for all subjects.

Check the Web at for the complete regulations.
Questions: Contact Faculty Chair Steve Lerman at x3-4277 or

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.

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.

For all Undergraduate Subjects 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.

Tests after Friday, December 8 must be scheduled in the Finals Period.

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