MIT Faculty Newsletter  
Vol. XX No. 3
January / February 2008
Finding Polaris and Changing Course: A Closer Look at the December Faculty Meeting
The Power of Technology for Transparency
Deliberations Without Resolutions: Is it Time for a New Format for Faculty Meetings?
Teaching this spring? You should know . . .
How Do We Know if Students are Learning?
Not Just Another Survey . . . !
Online Subject Evaluation: One Step Toward More Effective Teaching
MIT Should Establish a Standing Committee on Investment Responsibility
Top Ten City of Cambridge Tax Payers
Reading the Newspaper By the Open Window
Introduction to the Campaign for Students
MIT Historical Society is Proposed
MIT's New Adoption Assistance Program
The Institute's Future
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Teaching this spring? You should know . . .


the faculty regulates examinations and assignments for all subjects.

Check the Web at
for the complete regulations.
Questions: Contact Faculty Chair Bish Sanyal at x3-3270 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, May 9, 2008 must be scheduled in the Finals Period.

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