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Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Committee on the Undergraduate Program


Historical Note

In 1985, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Committee on Educational Policy recommended that its responsibilities be broadened and divided between two new faculty committees: the Faculty Policy Committee and the Committee on the Undergraduate Program (CUP). The faculty approved the changes in May 1985.

"The Committee on the Undergraduate Program (CUP) exercises oversight for the undergraduate academic program including the first year, the General Institute Requirements (GIR), and other interdepartmental educational activities. The Committee considers proposals that would establish or change educational policies related to the undergraduate program, and it makes appropriate recommendations on these proposals to the MIT Faculty."1

"One of the CUP’s particular responsibilities is encouraging innovation and experimentation in undergraduate education and therefore, it has the authority to approve limited educational experiments and grant exceptions to existing policy and procedure in these cases."2

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Registrar's Office. "Committee on the Undergraduate Program (CUP)."

2. Ibid.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Committee on the Undergraduate Program records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0189
Scope and Contents of the Collection Series 1 includes agendas, background materials, and minutes of the Committee on the Undergraduate Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a committee of the faculty. Series 2 consists of minutes of the Subcommittee on the Communication Requirement. Series 3 consists of the minutes of the Subcommittee on the HAAS Requirement Minutes, a subcommittee created in May 2009. Chronological and topical indexes are included in each years set of notes.
Dates: 1985 - 2017