MIT Faculty Newsletter  
Vol. XXII No. 1
September / October 2009
Altering the Culture of MIT
Turmoil at Student Support Services
Communicating Across the Curriculum
Testing our Capacity to Govern, Change,
and Be True to our Values
Student Support Services: The Way Forward
MISTI Matches Students with International Work and Research Opportunities
iHouse: An International
Living-Learning Community
OpenCourseWare: Working Through
Financial Challenges
Balancing the Equities
MIT Fourth in Latest U.S. News Poll
New CUP Subcommittee to Implement
HASS Distribution Reform
New Course Catalog for 2009-2010
A Realistic Way to Deal with Global Warming
What Goes Around Comes Around: H1N1 and Extended Outage Planning Viewed Through the Lens of the Blizzard of ’78
Death of UCLA Researcher
Heightens Lab Safety Awareness
Tech Talk Ceases Publication: MIT News Office Launches New Website
UPOP Positions Students
for Professional Success
Teachng this fall? You should know . . .
Undergraduate College Rankings
Printable Version

New Course Catalog for 2009-2010


To help reduce paper consumption at MIT, beginning this year the Reference Publications Office is changing the way it produces the MIT Course Catalog. The main change – removing MIT subject descriptions from the print catalog – will reduce its bulk by one-half and save some two million pages, or four tons of paper, each year.

A majority of catalog users should be little affected by this change. Indeed, survey results indicate that two-thirds of the MIT community currently prefer to obtain MIT subject information online. For these users, updated subject information will continue to be available via the Subject Listing and Schedule maintained by the Registrar’s Office.

There are others, however – especially among the faculty and staff who advise undergraduates and facilitate student registration and enrollment – who have depended on the convenience of a paperbound volume. To meet their needs, a small print run of MIT Subject Descriptions, containing the subject information current as of July 1, 2009, is available for limited campus distribution. Faculty and staff who want a copy should first check with their departmental academic office. Copies are also available at the Reference Publications Office, and anyone on campus can pick one up at E28-100, from 9 am to 2 pm, while supplies last.

In addition, the PDF files used to produce this volume are available for download on the catalog Website. They are also available on the catalog CD.

General information on how to obtain the MIT Course Catalog is available at

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