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 Subject
Subject Source: Thesaurus for Use in College and University Archives
Scope Note: Umbrella term for all responsibilities relating to achieving the academic mission

Found in 227 Collections and/or Records:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Ocean Engineering records

 Collection
Identifier: AC-0395
Scope and Contents The collection comprises records created by the Department of Ocean Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1907 to 1982. The collection includes documents pertaining to administrative and academic operations, budget information, and ocean engineering programs in other institutions. It also contains student drawings, course materials, data from tests on the ships FUlton and Fronde, brochures, Visiting Committee reports, faculty meeting minutes, abstracts for the MIT Sea...
Dates: 1907 - 1982

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Ocean Engineering student records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0396
Scope and Contents

The collection contains student records kept by the Department of Ocean Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 1947-2005. Student records include admission forms and information, grade reports, letters of recommendation, transcripts, and correspondence about academic issues, including thesis topics.

Dates: 1947 - 2005

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Physics records

 Collection
Identifier: AC-0068
Abstract Physics was taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from the time classes were first offered in 1865. William B. Rogers, the founder and first president of MIT, was the first professor of physics. In 1869 Rogers established the "Physical Laboratory," probably the first laboratory for instruction in physics in the United States. In 1872 the lab was renamed the Rogers Laboratory of Physics. Physics became Course VIII in 1873. The collection consists of reports on research written...
Dates: 1875 - 2021; Majority of material found within 1875 - 1901

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Political Science student records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0443
Scope and Contents

This collection contains student records kept by the Department of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 1958-1980. The materials consist of applications to MIT, reports on academic standing, including copies of grades, and correspondence with faculty and administrators.

Dates: 1958 - 1980

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Urban Studies and Planning curricula

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0377
Scope and Contents of the Collection This collection contains records relating to courses taught by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Urban Studies and Planning (designated at MIT as Course 11). There is information about planning proposed courses in design studios and also planning in socialist countries, 1981. There are also course notes for course 11.11, Components of the Urban Environment, 1971-1972, and 11.330, Theory of City Form, 1978. SPURS (Special Program for Urban and Regional Stuides)...
Dates: 1960 - 1989

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Urban Studies and Planning faculty and staff personnel records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0375
Scope and Contents

The collection contains faculty and staff records kept by the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 1973-1990. Records include promotion and tenure files of the department.

Dates: 1973 - 1990

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Urban Studies and Planning records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0113
Scope and Contents of the Collection The collection contains correspondence, reports, and memoranda about department programs, curriculum, internships, conferences, and research opportunities especially for the Master in City Planning program; promotion and tenure files; budgets; grant proposals; financial planning and assistance to students; annual and affirmative action reports; files related to department personnel matters. Also included are records prepared for department visiting committees.There are six hand...
Dates: 1952 - 2008; Majority of material found within 1952 - 1994; 2017 - Ongoing

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Urban Studies and Planning student records

 Collection
Identifier: AC-0376
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of both undergraduate and graduate student records kept by the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 1967-2003.

Dates: 1967 - 2003

Massachusetts Institute of Technology faculty meeting records

 Collection
Identifier: AC-0001
Abstract A record of the MIT faculty begins with the minutes of the September 25, 1865, meeting and continues to the present day. Among the topics discussed at faculty meetings are proposed degree programs, disciplinary actions, admission and graduation requirements, enrollment and diversity, and issues concerning student life. This collection includes biographical material in Killian Award and Edgerton Award announcements and resolutions on the death of individual faculty members written by faculty...
Dates: 1865 - 2017

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Faculty Policy Committee records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0188
Abstract The Faculty Policy Committee of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has responsibility for maintaining a broad overview of academic programs; interprets, implements, and helps formulate policies on a broad range of issues of concern to the faculty. The committee identifies issues of concern to the faculty and facilitates interchange between members of the faculty and administrators of the Institute. The collection contains agendas, enclosures including supplemental materials and...
Dates: 1985 - 2015

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the Chancellor, records of Julius A. Stratton as provost, vice president and provost, and chancellor

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0132
Abstract The collection documents the responsibilities of Julius A. Stratton for academic development and research in the positions of provost, vice president and provost, and chancellor, which he held between 1949 and 1957. The records contain reports and memoranda from the schools, departments, and research laboratories, including Lincoln Laboratory, the Research Laboratory for Electronics, and the Computation Center, and material on Projects Charles, Hartwell, Meteor, Troy, and Whirlwind. There...
Dates: 1949 - 1957

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the Chancellor, records of Lawrence Bacow

 Collection
Identifier: AC-0564
Scope and Contents

The collection comprises records created during Lawrence S. Bacow's tenure as Chancellor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The records span the years of 1998 to 2004.

Materials include correspondence.

Dates: 1998 - 2004

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the President and Chancellor, records of Barbara Scott Nelson, assistant to the president and chancellor

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0387
Abstract Barbara Scott Nelson was assistant to Massachusetts Institute of Technology President Jerome B. Wiesner and Chancellor Paul E. Gray between 1972 and 1978. Wiesner and Gray served as president and chancellor from 1971 to 1980. The collection contains notes, reports, printed material, and other files on administrative issues including affirmative action; the Institute's involvement in outside professional associations such as the American Association of University Administrators and the...
Dates: 1972 - 1979

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the President and Chancellor, records of Chancellor Paul E. Gray

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0397
Scope and Contents The collection documents the responsibilities and functions of Paul Gray in his capacity as the chancellor of MIT, during the presidency of Jerome B. Wiesner, from 1971 through 1980. In addition, it includes some records reflecting Paul Gray’s activities as the associate provost, and through 1981, his first year as MIT president. The materials included in this collection provide information about the administrative history of the Institute during the 1970s, the evolution of its academic...
Dates: 1965 - 1981

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the President and Chancellor, records of Jerome B. Wiesner

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0008
Scope and Contents of the Collection The collection is composed primarily of records of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The dates of the records in the collection span from 1960 to 1984, though the bulk was created between 1966, when Wiesner was appointed provost, and 1980, when he retired as president of MIT. The collection also includes records created when Wiesner was director of MIT’s Research Laboratory of Electronics (1952-1960), dean of science (1964-1966), and provost (1966-1971). There are a few files...
Dates: 1960 - 1984

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the President and Chancellor, Records of the Assistant to the President and Provost, Norman C. Dahl

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0559
Scope and Contents

The collection comprises records produced by Assistant to the President and Provost, Norman C. Dahl, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from approximately 1971 to 1980. Records include administrative files and records pertaining to the Bicentennial Committees.

Dates: circa 1971-1980

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the President, records of Karl Taylor Compton and James Rhyne Killian

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0004
Abstract The collection consists of records created while Karl Taylor Compton (president 1930-1948) and James Rhyne Killian (president 1948-1959) served in the position of president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It contains correspondence, reports, memoranda, and committee materials about the activities of the presidents and their staff, the definition and evolution of policies, and the administration of the Institute. Records document Compton's early efforts to strengthen the...
Dates: 1930 - 1959

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the President, records of Paul E. Gray

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0180
Series List Series 1 Calendars, Logs, and Chronological Files, 1981-1989 Series 2. MIT Correspondence, 1970-1990 Series 3. MIT Subject Records 1975-1990 Series 4. Outside Activities Records, 1978-1991 Series 5. Speeches and Writings, 1970-1990 Series 6. Development Correspondence, 1970-1990 Scope and Contents note This collection consists of the records of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Office of the President,from 1981 to 1990, during...
Dates: 1970 - 1990

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the Provost, Assistant Provost Doreen Morris records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0530
Abstract The Office of the Provost, Assistant Provost Doreen Morris records contain records from Morris’s office documenting her work with the Office of the Provost. Morris came to the MIT in 1978 when she joined the Budget Office. In 1982, she became the financial officer in the Office of the Dean of Science. In 1985, she became assistant to the provost and in 1992, she was appointed assistant provost for administration. Records include budgets and five year plans, materials on gender equity at MIT,...
Dates: 1970 - 2015

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the Provost, letters from seniors to Associate Provost Samuel Jay Keyser

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0261
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of letters from seniors responding to a survey from Associate Provost Samuel Jay Keyser, and anonymous excerpts from those letters. The letters recount the students' experience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and include comments on the academic workload and requirements, the faculty, the advising system, and student living groups.

Dates: 1987 - 1991

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the Provost, records of Assistant Provost for Administration Douglas Pfeiffer

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 39080022095225]
Identifier: AC-0595
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.

Dates: 1997 - 2006

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the Provost, records of Charles H. Townes

 Collection
Identifier: AC-0031
Scope and Contents of the Collection The collection contains the records of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) provost Charles H. Townes. He served as provost from 1961 to 1966 and the collection contains administrative files on MIT’s academic departments, laboratories, and centers, as well as minutes, agendas, reports, and notes from committees Townes was involved with as provost. Records about the Birla Institute of Technology, the Kanpur Indo-American Program, and the Technical University of Berlin reflect the...
Dates: 1961 - 1966

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the Provost, records of executive officer Joel Orlen

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0057
Scope and Contents of the Collection The collection contains administrative files of Exectuive Officer Joel Orlen in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Office of the Provost. Materials include correspondence, reference material, working notes, and reports on various activities of the office, including coordination of space and research planning, administration of special research funds, representing MIT on the Massachusetts Technology Development Corporation and in various university research consortia, and...
Dates: 1965 - 1980

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the Provost, records of Francis E. Low

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0392
Scope and Contents The collection consists of reports, budgets, and tenure and other personnel records from the schools, laboratories, and centers that report to the provost, including the Libraries and the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research; records of committees Low chaired or participated in, including the Committee on International Institute Commitments, the Council on Resources of the Institute, the Institute Planning Group, the Research Policy Committee,...
Dates: 1980 - 1985

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the Provost, records of Provost Robert Brown

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0582
Scope and Contents

The collection comprises records created by the Office of the Provost at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The records, which were created during Robert A. Brown's tenure as Provost, span the years of 1998 to 2005.

Materials include: correspondence, programs information, records pertaining to the Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA) and the Council on Faculty Diversity.

Dates: 1998 - 2005

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the Provost, records of Special Assistant to the Provost Louis Menand

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0078
Abstract Louis Menand became assistant to the provost at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1968 with the responsibility to supervise several programs, including the MIT student-operated tutoring program at Rindge Technical School in Cambridge, Mass., and the Upward Bound program. He chaired the Law-Related Studies Committee and served on the Interdisciplinary Environmental Council. He also worked on university-community relations. In 1974 he became...
Dates: 1953 - 1981

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the Provost, records of the Associate Provost for Educational Programs and Policy records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0295
Scope and Contents

The collection contains records kept by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Office of the Associate Provost for Educational Programs and Policy from 1985-1993. Materials include correspondence, reports, and memoranda related to disciplinary and harassment issues; information about student, staff, and faculty programs; and files about minority issues on campus and personnel issues.

Dates: 1985 - 1993