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The Office of the Vice Chancellor advances academic innovation and fosters the growth of every MIT student, empowering them to make a positive impact at MIT and beyond.


For OVC Staff: Office Guidelines Regarding Covid-19

OVC-specific guidance for our staff as MIT addresses Covid-19

Redesigned Student Resources

Start here to find helpful info about offices, services, and tools you can use.

Enhancing the First Year

Updates on what's next; opportunities to share feedback.

Graduate Student Roadmap

A strategic effort to improve the graduate student experience at MIT.

At home with fusion research

Hundreds of miles from campus, Sreya Vangara recalibrates her approach to laboratory research and other…

Sreya Vangara

MIT announces plans for fall 2020 semester

Extensive safety protocols will undergird the return of additional students and staff to campus.

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Guided discovery in teaching structural mechanics

By emphasizing the process of discovery, instructors in course 2.001 (Mechanics and Materials I)…

Instructor Michela Geri (right) guides students Omoruyi Atheka (center) and Aline Vargas as they evaluate how their intuition of torsion measures up to their experimental results.

D-Lab moves online, without compromising on impact

With the campus shut down by Covid-19, the spring D-Lab class Water, Climate…

Lecturer Susan Murcott met many members of her EC.719 / EC.789 (Water, Climate Change, and Health) D-Lab class for the first time at the Boston climate strike on Sept. 20, 2019.