Strategic Priorities

The mission of the Office of the Vice Chancellor is to advance educational innovation and foster the growth of every student at MIT, empowering them to make a positive impact at MIT and beyond.

Guided by the charge issued by the chancellor when OVC was created in 2017, we have focused our efforts during the past five years on several key strategic priorities.

  • Engaging with students and departments to develop and pursue a roadmap for enhancing the first-year student academic experience;
  • partnering with community members to make improvements for students in areas such as advising, professional development, diversity and inclusion, and well-being;
  • implementing the residential education innovations called for in the Institute-wide Task Force on the Future of MIT Education; and
  • working with the staff from undergraduate and graduate education to conduct an organizational review that positions the two offices to support the above efforts as well as optimize services for our students and faculty.

Current Themes (2022)

Students: Enhancing Academic & Student Life

  • Enhancing Advising and Mentoring for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
  • Enabling MIT to Work with Graduates Student in New Ways
  • Innovating in Curricular, Co-curricular, and Experiential Learning

Culture: Fostering Community & Civility 

  • Nurturing MIT and OVC Values 
  • Actualizing Commitments to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Belonging
  • Promoting Staff Well-being

How We Work: Managing Systems, Places, Spaces 

  • Enhancing Infrastructure and Systems
  • Creating the Workplace/Workspace of the Future 

See our Past Priorities and Progress (2017–2022)