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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Committee on Educational Policy records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0097

Scope and Contents

This collection includes the report "Study of Two Experimental Educational Programs at MIT," 1971, by Malcolm Parlett, an evaluation of the Unified Science Study Program (USSP) and Experimental Study Group (ESG). USSP and ESG were begun in 1969 as experimental education projects, sanctioned by the CEP. The projects provided alternative classes for freshmen and sophomores. ESG was staffed by MIT faculty; USSP was not. An evaluation of the program took place in September and October of 1971, led by Malcolm Parlett of the Center for Research in the Educational Sciences in Edinburgh, Scotland. Parlett submitted his report to Chancellor Paul E. Gray and Hartley Rogers, Jr., chair of the CEP and the faculty of the Institute.


  • 1962 - 1985


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Historical note

In April 1961, the Committee on Undergraduate Policy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recommended that it be replaced by a Committee on Educational Policy (CEP) and the faculty approved the plan in May 1961. The CEP served as the senior standing committee of the faculty. It coordinated the policy-related activities of other standing committees and was the primary faculty committee concerned with undergraduate education, developing and implementing educational policy, and overseeing educational experiments.

In 1985 CEP was divided into two committees, the Faculty Policy Committee and the Committee on the Undergraduate Program.


5 Cubic Feet (14 manuscript boxes, 2 half manuscript boxes)

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Materials in the MIT Archives

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Committee on Undergraduate Policy records (AC 526)
Preliminary Inventory to the Records of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Committee on Educational Policy, 1962-1985
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

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