MIT's Council on Family and Work is an Institute Committee appointed by the President and serves in an advisory and deliberative capacity concerning family and work-related issues as they impact MIT's faculty, staff, and students. The Council:

  • Gauges the state of family and work life within the MIT community
  • Identifies potential ways to enhance family and work balance
  • Provides periodic updates to MIT’s senior officers, and recommends courses of action

Membership on the Council represents a broad cross-section of the Institute, and the community is encouraged to reach out to Council members to highlight areas for deliberation. 

An important element of the Council’s charge is to sponsor the MIT Quality of Life Survey; the Council works closely with the Office of the Provost, the Chair of the Faculty, and Human Resources to develop the questions, analyze the survey results, and provide findings and recommendations.