MIT Faculty Newsletter

September/October 2020Vol.XXXIII No. 1

Gratitude for our Community’s Commitment to Reinventing MIT in the Era of Covid

At the September 16, 2020 Institute faculty meeting, I shared the image below as a way to convey the breadth of Covid-19’s impact on our mission and operations – and the intensity and scope of the MIT community’s response.

From the Faculty Chair
Improvements in Policies for Promotion and Tenure are Overdue

How can we improve MIT’s promotion and tenure processes? This has been a priority on my agenda since the beginning of my term as Chair of the Faculty.

Push the Pause Button on Teleconference Interviews for New Faculty Hires

Teleconference interviews are unfair to all faculty candidates, especially those with children at home. Evidence is mounting – the brunt of this unfairness falls upon female candidates.