MIT Faculty Newsletter  
contents Vol. XXVI No. 2
November / December 2013

This issue of the Faculty Newsletter features our editorial encouraging faculty to support establishment of a Campus Planning Committee. We also continue discussion on the creation of an MIT School of Education and provide an article on "Doctoral Education Outcomes and Impact."

Housing in Cambridge
MIT's Responsibility to Provide Additional Affordable Housing
for Grad Students, Postdoctoral Fellows, and Staff

What role should MIT play in the availability of affordable housing in Cambridge for the Institute's personnel?
Beyond the Classroom. EECS Undergraduates: SuperUROP, EECSCon, and USAGE
Three new programs offered by the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Preserve MIT's Campus Through Long-Range Planning:
Support Establishment of a Campus Planning Committee
Editorial Subcommittee
Although we often take it for granted, MIT’s campus between the Charles River and urban Cambridge undergirds our rich intellectual environment. The interaction . . .
Vote for New FNL Board Members
Editorial Subcommittee
In the coming weeks, all faculty and faculty emeriti will be receiving an  e-mail with a link to a page with the current list of candidates for election to the Editorial Board . . .
MIT's Responsibility to Provide Additional Affordable Housing
for Grad Students, Postdoctoral Fellows, and Staff
Frederick P. Salvucci
It has been argued for some time that lack of affordable housing in the Boston area is impeding the ability of the Boston economy to grow. It is now becoming evident . . .
The Status of MIT's Postdoctoral Researchers
Hazel Sive, Claude Canizares, Maria Zuber
In many fields students who complete the PhD take up a postdoctoral position. This has been common for decades in most areas of science, and is becoming . . .
Proposal to Establish a Campus Planning Committee
MIT’s Charles River campus, with its buildings, open spaces, and landscape, is an essential component of the Institute’s educational and research environment.
Beyond the Classroom
EECS Undergraduates: SuperUROP, EECSCon, and USAGE
Anantha P. Chandrakasan
Over the past two years, an important focus for the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Department has been to expand the research . . .
Three Suggestions
Ernst G. Frankel
Recent developments and difficulties in sealing the damaged nuclear reactors in Fukushima, Japan and studies of the long-term effects of the Chernobyl nuclear . . .
Should MIT Create A School of Education?: A Response
Garo Saraydarian
The idea of a School of Education at MIT is timely. In our global knowledge- based economy how we educate our children and ourselves is one of the most . . .
Doctoral Education Outcomes and Impact
Christine Ortiz
Doctoral education at MIT dates back 100 years, is central to the mission of MIT and vital to maintaining competitiveness and leadership as a world-class research . . .
The Alumni Class Funds Seeks Proposals
for Teaching and Education Enhancement
The Office of Faculty Support is requesting proposals for projects for the 2014-2015 academic year that improve the quality of teaching, enrich students’ learning . . .
The MIT Giving Tree
The MIT Public Service Center (PSC) has been a catalytic force in the lives of tens of thousands of undergraduate and graduate students over its 25 years on campus.
An MIT School of Education . . . and More
Alexander Slocum
I read with interest the idea for a School of Education at MIT. This needs to be considered seriously, but not just as a new school of the study of pedagogy, but . . .
M.I.T. Numbers
UROP Student Participation By Graduating Class
M.I.T. Numbers
Campus Research Expenditures By Major Sponsor