The responsibility of the MIT-WHOI Joint Program Committee is to provide advice and faculty governance in all aspects of the MIT-WHOI Joint Program.
The curriculum Joint Committees are responsible for the oversight of all academic aspects of the Joint Program in their disciplinary area, effective interactions with other disciplinary Joint Committees in the case of students and faculty with interdisciplinary interests.
The Admissions Advisory Committee provides advice to the WHOI representatives on the MIT-WHOI Joint Program Committees (e.g. JCAOSE, JCBO, JCCO, JCMG&G, and JCPO) , the WHOI Associate Dean and WHOI Vice President for Academic Programs/Dean with respect to qualifications of applicants for admission to the MIT-WHOI Joint Program.
A major function of these Chairs is to strengthen the departmental education efforts in the various disciplines, and to provide continuity in the programs within each department.