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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.


  • Creation: 1985 - 2017


Access note

All materials in this collection are restricted for 20 years from their date of creation. The contents of folders that are more than 20 years old are open.

Conditions Governing Use

Access to collections in the Department of Distinctive Collections is not authorization to publish. Please see the MIT Libraries Permissions Policy for permission information. Copyright of some items in this collection may be held by respective creators, not by the donor of the collection or MIT.

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.

from: The Committee on the Undergraduate Program exercises oversight for the undergraduate academic program including the freshman year, the General Institute Requirements, 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. One of the CUP’s particular responsibilities is in 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.

At its meeting May 20, 2009 the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Faculty passed recommendations for changes to the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) Requirement, as proposed by the Committee on the Undergraduate Program (CUP). It also called for the creation of a new Subcommittee of CUP to oversee the HASS requirement, which was established as the Subcommittee on the HASS Requirement.


11 Cubic Feet (1 record carton, 30 manuscript boxes)

1.95 Megabytes (1 digital file)

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Processing Information note

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Guide to the Records of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Committee on the Undergraduate Program
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Revision Statements

  • 2021 September 22: Digital archivist, Joe Carrano, updated collection level extent and listing to reflect accession 2018-014

Repository Details

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