Letter to Students: Seeking your input on academic priorities

Dear students,

I write to request your assistance with an important effort underway in the Office of the Chancellor. In recent weeks, I have met with small groups of students, faculty, and staff to discuss ways to better define and advance the academic priorities for the Offices of the Deans for Graduate and Undergraduate Education. This engagement process will help us develop education innovation strategies to ensure you have the most enriching student experience possible.

I hope that you will help me brainstorm these broad questions: what academic priorities should the Office of the Chancellor pursue over the next five years, and what new experiments, policies, organizational structures, or other changes within my office can help move those priorities forward?

One option is to appoint a faculty member to the position of Vice Chancellor for Education so that we can implement these priorities. Do you have a candidate (or candidates) you would like to nominate to serve in such a role?

Please send me your thoughts by emailing chancellorsearch@mit.edu. I will treat the input I receive as confidential.

You can also share your feedback with me in person. The Undergraduate Association, Graduate Student Council, and I will be holding forums for students to discuss these issues. Please see the dates and how to RSVP below. I encourage you to join us.

Thank you in advance for your attention to this request. I believe that your feedback can help us work with our community to invent the future of the MIT student life and learning experience.


UA - Undergraduate Student Forum
Wednesday, February 8, 5:30-7:00 PM
RSVP to ua-education-chairs@mit.edu

GSC - Graduate Student Forum
Wednesday, February 15, 5:00-6:30 PM
RSVP online