Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the Provost, records of Assistant Provost for Administration Douglas Pfeiffer
Scope and Contents
Each year the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Office of the Provost holds an orientation and introduction to MIT for new faculty the week before the academic year starts in September. A handbook of campus information resources is compiled each year by the office as part of the orientation. The collection consists ofa number of these handbooks dating from 1997 to 2006.
- 1997 - 2006
- Pfeiffer, Douglas W. (Person)
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The MIT Office of the Provost sponsors an orientation for new faculty during the week before the start of each new academic year. This one-day event features an overview of MIT, and a broad introduction to some of the teaching, research, and administrative enterprises of the Institute. Traditionally, the President, Provost, and Chancellor are all involved in the day's program, and the event is hosted by the Chair of the Faculty. Much of the program typically involves a series of small panels in which MIT faculty members discuss and provide guidance related to different aspects of the faculty experience, allowing plenty of time for questions or for discussion between the panelists and the new faculty members in attendance.
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- Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- History Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Office of the Provost
- academic affairs Subject Source: Thesaurus for Use in College and University Archives
- administration of employees Subject Source: Thesaurus for Use in College and University Archives
- faculty Subject Source: Thesaurus for Use in College and University Archives
- governance Subject Source: Thesaurus for Use in College and University Archives
- institutional relationships Subject Source: Thesaurus for Use in College and University Archives
- provosts Subject Source: Thesaurus for Use in College and University Archives
- Pfeiffer, Douglas W. (Person)
- Guide to the Records of the Office of the Provost,
- Records of the Assistant Provost for Administration
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Script of description
- 2021 September 13: Edited by Lana Mason for compliance with DACS single-level optimum requirements.
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