MIT Faculty Newsletter  
Vol. XXIV No. 4
March / April 2012
The Next President of MIT
The Search for MIT's Seventeenth President
MIT 2030: A Capital Planning Framework for the Future
MIT's Ongoing Commitment to OpenCourseWare
New Open Access Working Group Formed:
Formulating Response to Elsevier's Policy Change
MIT: Rebuilding Community
Over-Schooled and Under-Skilled
Faculty Committee Activity: Spring 2012 Update
Travis Merritt and the Founding of Charm School Training Scores Big at MIT:
Gets Personal with lyndaCampus
MAP Program: Calling All Faculty
Workshop: Leadership Skills for Engineering and Science Faculty
On the Creation of MITx
Past Presidents of MIT
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On the Creation of MITx

To The Faculty Newsletter:

Here we are with another major directive from the top down. Apart from whether or not this is a good idea, what has happened to the idea of open debate in a faculty meeting? Does the administration really believe that it has all the answers?

There is a broader issue at stake then just MITx. Has the faculty completely lost any control of academic decisions?

This is a different MIT.

Steven R. Tannenbaum
Underwood-Prescott Professor of Toxicology
Professor of Chemistry

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