Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Committee on Nominations
- Existence: 1953
The Committee on Nominations was established at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1933 as a standing committee of the faculty. The committee was originally dubbed the Nominating Committee and was composed of five members of the faculty appointed by the president at the annual meeting of the faculty. This committee was tasked with nominating a chair, secretary, assistant secretary, and members of the standing committees of the faculty. The committee grew to six members in 1951 and to seven in 2000. In 1953, the committee received its current title, the Committee on Nominations. As of 2015, the committee is responsible for nominating the following officers of the faculty: a chair, an associate chair, and a secretary, and candidates for the elected membership of the standing committees; it also has power to fill any vacancies that occur during the year in those offices and committees.