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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Committee on Graduate School Policy records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0120

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Scope and Contents

The collection contains minutes of the Committee on Advanced Degrees and Fellowships; and minutes and agendas of meetings of the Committee on Graduate Courses and Scholarships, the Committee on the Graduate School, and CGSP. Also included are supporting documents about curriculum, enrollment, and the awarding of degrees, fellowships, and scholarships. Committee minutes are partially indexed. Some issues involving individual students are discussed in minutes, reports, and supporting documents. Material involving student privacy is restricted.


  • Creation: 1901 - 1988


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Historical Note

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Committee on Graduate School Policy (CGSP), established in 1950, is a standing committee of the faculty that exercises general overview of graduate programs and students working for advanced degrees. Its responsibilities include: providing guidance on admissions policies and procedures; granting scholarship and fellowship awards; advising on the conditions of appointment to graduate student staff; evaluating proposals and making recommendations to the faculty on the adoption of new graduate degree programs; evaluating proposals for the termination of existing programs; and making recommendations on calendar changes, examinations, and grading. The Committee on Graduate School Policy consists of the dean of the Graduate School as chair, the associate dean of the Graduate School, the dean of student affairs, the director of admissions, the associate chair of the faculty, the registrar, one elected member of the faculty from each department authorized to recommend candidates for advanced degrees, one member of Whitaker College faculty, and any additional member nominated by the president upon the recommendation of the dean of the Graduate School to represent interdepartmental fields of study. Some of the responsibilities of the CGSP were carried out by its predecessors: the Committee on Advanced Degrees and Fellowships, 1901-1923; the Committee on Graduate Courses and Fellowships, 1923-1932; and the Committee on the Graduate School, 1932-1950.


3.6 Cubic Feet (11 manuscript boxes)

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Preliminary Inventory to the Records of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Committee on Graduate School Policy
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Revision Statements

  • 2021 October 18: Edited by Lana Mason for compliance with DACS single-level optimum requirements.

Repository Details

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