Strategic Priorities

In partnership with stakeholders across MIT, OVC is currently focusing its efforts on initiatives and programs in three key areas, or themes.

These themes are interwoven with, and informed by, broader Institute-wide priorities such as those outlined in Task Force 2021 and Beyond and the Strategic Action Plan for Belonging, Achievement, and Composition.

Students: Enhancing Academic & Student Life

Culture: Fostering Community & Civility 

  • Nurturing MIT and OVC Values 
    • Integrating these values into our existing OVC and unit-level values
    • Highlighting these values in our messaging and communications, from All Hands to onboarding
    • Integrating these values into our staff recognition programs, such as the Infinite Mile Awards
  • Actualizing Commitments to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Belonging
    • We have mapped out the relevant broader Institute-level DEI priorities (link to DEI grad)
    • Chancellor’s Office is responsible for, or involved in one-third of the priorities
    • We have been making excellent local-level progress for the past few years
  • Promoting Staff Well-being
    • Biennial Quality of Life survey data suggest that superare doing an excellent job  leading their teams the post-Covid work world
    • Staff meals, events, gatherings, and  other engagement opportunities
    • Search Inside Yourself workshop offered for staff this spring

How We Work: Managing Systems, Places, Spaces 

  • Enhancing Infrastructure and Systems
    • Moving to Slate for admissions (UG and Graduate)
    • Significant changes anticipated in policies, processes, and systems to support our relationships with graduate student workers
  • Creating the Workplace/Workspace of the Future 
    • Flexwork is becoming normalized, and we are finding ways for it to empower staff and help improve work-life integration
    • Flexwork/space survey
    • Space planning in progress