The School of Science holds a learning series for School of Science administrative and administrative support staff members. Meeting agenda will include informational topics, such as administrative policy, technology, training, and research highlights.

If you have other topics you’d like to hear about, please contact Kelly Murray.

Upcoming Meetings

  • TBD

Past Meetings


  • Traci Swartz, Assistant Director, and Anthony Farrell, Senior Program and Technical Associate, presented on the MIT Community Service Fund Office (CSF) and CSF Advocates Tuesday January 24, 2023
  • Sarah Collins, Manager of the MIT Center for WorkLife and WellBeing, and Kristen Cascio, Program Manager for the Center for WorkLife and Wellbeing, Thursday, November 3, 2022
  • An introduction to Assistant Dean for Human Resources & Administration, Ann E. Warner-Harvey, Monday, April 11, 2022


  • Implicit Bias training with Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Kuheli Dutt, Tuesday, December 7, 2021
  • Updates on the Institute Discrimination & Harassment Response Office (IDHR) with Bianca Kaushal and Sarah Rankin, Tuesday, November 9, 2021 – Materials, notes, and slides
  • How to Manage Your Burnout with Dyan Madrey and Zan Barry, Wednesday, October 24, 2021 – Slides and notes
  • Light exercises, stretching, and relaxation with Zan Barry from MIT Health, Wednesday, October 13, 2021
  • Update on the Strategic Plan for Diversity & Update on the Response to the Black Student Organizations, Thursday, August 26th, 2021 – Notes
  • Medical Related Aspects of the Return to Work & Precautions Presentation, Wednesday, August 4, 2021 – Recording with notes, slides, and Q&A by topic




  • Compensation Initiative Overview, with Heather Williams, March 28, 2019
  • Onboarding, Career Development, and the School’s Peer-to-Peer Connection Program, with Heather Williams,  April 29, 2019
  • Discussion about the Mind Hand Heart program that runs several institute-wide programs including Random Acts of Kindness week and the Departmental support project that is focused on increasing the diversity and inclusion of the academic units.  Maryanne shared how you can help advance her efforts in this area. Maryanne Kirkbride, May 29, 2019.  MHH Department Support Project Presentation


  • Vice President for Finance (VPF) Training 2020 Initiative, with Pamela Schickling Buckley, Karon McCollin and Jessica Fujimori, January 22, 2018. VPF Training 2020 Initiative Presentation
  • The Quickbase Workspace, with Olu Brown and Tyler Brezler, December 18, 2017
  • Emerging Careers at MIT, with Colleen Leslie, Sarah Rankin, and Olu Brown, November 16, 2017


  • Work-Life Balance, with Physics Department Head Peter Fisher, November 30, 2016
  • Organ Donation, with Biology Department Head and heart transplant recipient Alan Grossman, October 28, 2016




  • Institute Community and Equity Officer Edmund Bertschinger, May 16, 2014
  • Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), April 4, 2014
  • School of Science Incident Response Plan, December 13, 2013
  • Environmental Health and Safety, with Louis DiBerardinis, November 21, 2013
  • Active Shooter Training, October 22, 2013