What you need to know

The Subcommittee on the Communication Requirement (SOCR) is a permanent subcommittee of the Committee on the Undergraduate Program (CUP). Its membership includes one faculty co-chair from the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS) and one faculty co-chair from the School of Engineering or the School of Science; and in addition, one faculty member from each of the five Schools; two undergraduates; and ex officiis, the Vice Chancellor, the Dean of SHASS, and the head of Comparative Media Studies/Writing, or their designated representatives. The Registrar's Office provides administrative support. For more information about SOCR, email socr@mit.edu.

2021-2022 Subcommittee on the Communication Requirement

Michael Follows, School of Science Co-chair, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Science
TBD, SHASS Co-chair
Kathleen MacArthur, Executive Officer and Associate Dean for Curriculum and Faculty Support



Jeff Gore Physics
Robin Scheffler Science, Technology and Society
William Tisdale  Chemical Engineering 
TBD Sloan School of Management Representative
TBD School of Architecture and Planning Representative


Madeline Holtz '22 Undergraduate Representative
David Morgan '24

Undergraduate Representative

Ex officio

Stephanie Frampton Designated Representative, Vice Chancellor
Edward Schiappa Designated Representative, Head of Comparative Media Studies/Writing
Caley Horan Designated Representative, Dean of SHASS 


Thomas Scahill  Senior Staff Associate