Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ad Hoc Committee on Outside Commitments records
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The records of the Ad Hoc Committee on Outside Commitments contain some correspondence and the report of the committee.
- Creation: 1969 - 1970
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In 1969 the president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, HowardW. Johnson, formed a committee to review MIT's commitments to outside research facilities and education programs (e.g., international educational activities such as the Indian Institute at Kanpur, national defense efforts such as the Institute for Defense Analyses, and local efforts such as WGBH, Boston's educational television station). Gordon S. Brown, professor of electrical engineering and dean of the School of Engineering, chaired the committee which was composed of members of the faculty, the Corporation, and students.
The committee was charged with assessing how MIT engages in commitments tooutside education and research efforts and activities to develop criteria for future commitments; assessing how MIT monitors the continuing usefulness and effectiveness of organizations with which it associates in such efforts and recommending ways to improve the process; assessing how MIT evaluates outcomes of such memberships at their conclusions and proposing additional methods for future guidance. The committee submitted its report on 15 Feruary 1970.
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