Communication and exchange between and within the Faculty and the administration are facilitated through the Academic, Faculty, and Administrative Councils. Senior officers concerned with the overall administration of the Institute meet weekly in the Academic Council to confer on matters of Institute policy. Department heads and directors of centers and laboratories join them to form the Faculty Council. The Administrative Council, comprised of the heads of the major administrative sections of the Institute, meets each semester.
The Creative Arts Council, chaired by the Associate Provost, consists of deans, department heads, directors in the arts, and campus-wide faculty representatives, and meets to confer on issues concerning arts programs and policy.
In addition, each School has a council of department heads and center and laboratory directors, chaired by the School dean.