Why Become a Representative?
Serving on an Institute (Presidential or Faculty) Committee as a graduate student enables you to significantly impact important decisions made by the Institute. You will serve as a voting member of a committee which advises faculty and administration, and ultimately reports to President Reif. During the Spring/Summer, these positions are relatively open, which makes this the best time to apply for the committee of your choice.
Lists and condensed descriptions of committees are here.
In an effort to help the MIT administration increase transparency, starting in 2008 the GSC compiles minutes and meeting summaries from selected Presidential and Faculty Committees and the Task Force on Student Engagement.
To Become a Representative
Nominations usually open at the end of the Spring term, but are accepted for open positions year-round. The general procedure involves:
- Complete the online Application for Nomination to Presidential and Faculty Committees.
- The GSC Nominations Board will review your application and may interview you before making a decision.
- Your nomination from the GSC will need to be confirmed by the Faculty chairs of the committees.
- Contact the GSC Vice President (gsc-vp[at]mit[dot]edu) if you have questions.
Presidential/Faculty Committee Representatives are not voting members of the Graduate Student Council (unless they currently serve as members of GSC Excomm or GSC Representatives), but they should attend the General Council Meetings (first Wednesday of every month, 5:30pm) both to learn about issues the graduate student body faces and to disseminate information. More formal reporting should be done to the GSC Standing Committee to which the Presidential/Faculty Committee pertains – this reporting information is available on the Nominations Board page. Lastly, all Presidential/Faculty Committee Representatives will be expected to submit an end-of-year report summarizing the actions and issues of their committee during their tenure.
Committees with positions open or “TBD” status are accepting applications for the 2012-2013 school year.
|Assessment of Biohazards, Committee on||OPEN|
|Corporation Joint Advisory Committee (minutes)||Caleb Waugh
|Commencement Committee||Caleb Waugh (ex-officio)
Alex Guo (ex-officio)
|Community Service Fund Board||Kaja Kaastrup
|DAPER Advisory Board (minutes)||Andrea Dubin
|Family and Work, Council on||Ryan Westrom|
|Hobby Shop, Committee on the||Veronika Stelmakh|
|Intellectual Property, Committee on||Tanmoy Sen|
|Medical Consumers Advisory Council||Brandon Russell
|Committee on Foreign Scholorships||Tristan Giesa|
|Presidential Advisory Committee||Caleb Waugh (ex-officio)
|Race and Diversity, Committee on||Derek Ham
Bomy Lee Chung
|Radiation Protection, Committee on||Chad Schools|
|ROTC Oversight Committee||Eric Victor|
|Student Information Policy, Committee on||Kaja Kaastrup|
|Toxic Chemicals, Committee on||Eric Victor|
|Transportation and Parking, Committee on||Alex Jacquillat|
|Use of Humans as Experimental Subjects, Committee on the||Sisi Ni|
|Women’s Advisory Group||Maria Berezina
|Committee on Discipline||Sebastian Schmidt
|Faculty Policy Committee||Ellan Spero|
|Committee on Graduate Programs (minutes)||Daniel Day
|Committee on the Library System||Mark Molaro
|Committee on Student Life (minutes)||Lindsey Brownell
|Committee on Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid||Fatima Hussain|