Engage

The Strategic Action Plan is a working document that will evolve rapidly as it is presented to the community and as other plans from academic, research, and administrative units are developed or refined. We encourage every member of the MIT community to engage in this ongoing process. 

Our first draft of the plan was released on March 30, 2021, and it remains available on this website. Since its release, we have received hundreds of emails from students, faculty, staff, alumni, and postdocs. We continue to receive and review deistrategicactionplan [at] mit.edu (these emails).

Last spring, we conducted more than 30 formal community engagement sessions involving hundreds of MIT community members—staff, students, faculty, postdocs, and alumni—as well as many informal vetting sessions with different groups around campus. The input from these conversations falls into five broad categories:

  • Accountability and goals: the plan should be more specific about its expectations of community members and of MIT leadership at all levels; it also needs to be clearer on the consequences for not meeting these expectations.
  • Identity: the plan should more clearly define who it seeks to serve, and it should define how MIT will better understand and address identity-based issues within the campus community.
  • Resources: the plan should explain what resources will be made available to address the issues and concerns raised within it.
  • Current community: as an aspirational document, the plan describes the MIT it wants to achieve, but it should also serve the needs and address the concerns of the current community.
  • Education: the plan should be more specific about how it will improve the educational experiences of all members of the MIT community on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

We are currently consolidating the feedback that has been received from the first draft of the plan and working on the next. We continue to receive (and read) fresh input and new ideas. More are always welcome! 

Please check this space for updates, or sign up for email updates.

Last updated September 14, 2021.