With a particular emphasis on the first-year academic experience, we aim to provide students with the education they need to fulfill their personal aspirations — and to make a better world.
Implement first-year CUP experiments
FLC curricular pilots
Analyze relationships between student outcomes, admissions, etc.
Enhance academic advising
Improve communications about undergrad tuition/financial aid
Identify common experiential learning risk areas
Survey how prospective students perceive MIT
By taking a holistic view of the graduate student experience, we strive to create an environment in which students can produce their best work while enhancing the teaching and research mission of MIT.
Strengthen GradSupport team
Institutionalize prof development competencies, best practices, programs
Develop best practices in admissions, recruitment, student success programs
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We recognize that different perspectives not only create a rich and dynamic community, but also promote the best solutions and outcomes. To that end, we are committed to fostering an environment where everyone can be the best version of themselves.
Promote DEI in grad admissions, recruiting, and inclusive teaching
Develop healthy workplace environment for OVC staff
Work to understand needs of community
Expand # of students OME reaches through Interphase EDGEx
Career and Professional Development
Equip students with the mentoring, career guidance, and professional skills they need to thrive — in a variety of workplace settings — over the course of their careers as national and global leaders.
Provide more professional development opportunities
Develop financial literacy program
Provide students, faculty, and staff with the best tools, systems, and physical spaces to optimize student learning and intellectual growth.
Develop roadmap for IT resources/solutions to meet educational needs
Evolve classroom spaces
Develop roles-based Student Support Network (Canopy)
Improve subject/teaching evaluation process
Provide more effective navigation to resources
Live Our Mission and Values
In all our work on behalf of students and the MIT community at-large, our goal is to serve as a model organization that uses a principle-driven approach to arrive at the best outcomes.
Develop process for surveys/data administration and sharing
Consider OVC strategic priorities from “Three Lenses” perspective