MIT Faculty Newsletter  
Vol. XX No. 4
March / April 2008
Nuclear Disarmament Activities at MIT:
Rising from the Ashes
Difficult Times Ahead Require a Higher Level of Faculty Participation in Setting Policies
The World at 02139
Skills, Big Ideas, and Getting Grades
Out of the Way
Newsletter Elections to be Held this Spring
Spellings Commission on the Future of Higher Education Hints at National Standardized Testing for Universities
Is the Campaign for Students
Shortchanging Graduate Students?
Budget of the U.S. Government (FY2008)
Notre Dame; Cardinal
Student Culture: PSETs
Intentions and Outcomes: My Understanding of the Fall '07 Faculty Meetings
Comment on Professor Sanyal's response to my article "Finding Polaris and Changing Course"
The Task Force on Student Engagement:
A Path Forward
Faculty Statement of Support for the
Task Force on Student Engagement
Undergraduate Admissions (1957-2008)
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Newsletter Elections to be Held this Spring


Following procedures outlined in the Policies and Procedures of the MIT Faculty Newsletter, an Institute-wide election for two new members of the FNL Editorial Board will be held in the coming weeks. All regular faculty members and professors emeriti will be eligible to vote.
Nominees for the Editorial Board were selected from a list submitted by faculty, after being screened by the Newsletter Nominations Committee (Alice Amsden, John Belcher, Fred Moavenzadeh, and Ron Prinn) and approved at the February Newsletter Editorial Board Meeting.
Elections will be electronically based, with each eligible voter receiving an e-mail with a link to the voting site. Faculty and faculty emeriti will need to have MIT Web certificates installed on their computer, to allow for voter authentication. No record of individual voting preferences will be kept.
According the the FNL Policies and Procedures:

  • “The Nominations Committee will have the responsibility of recruiting and evaluating candidates for the Editorial Board, taking into account the need for representation from different schools and sectors of the Institute, junior, senior, and retired faculty, male and female, underrepresented groups or faculty constituencies."
  • “Candidates for the Editorial Board should give evidence of commitment to the integrity and independence of the faculty, and to the role of the Faculty Newsletter as an important voice of the faculty.”

To our knowledge, this will be the first Institute-wide faculty election of any kind in MIT history. We encourage the participation of everyone eligible to vote.

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