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MIT holds open forums for institutional reaccreditation

Community members are invited to share their experiences and perspectives with the evaluators.
Photo: Christopher Harting

The MIT Steering Committee for Reaccreditation invites faculty, students, postdocs, and research staff to attend open forums as part of an ongoing process of institutional reaccreditation. Every 10 years, as required by the Institute’s accrediting agency, the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), MIT conducts an institutional self-study. The process also includes an on-site visit by a team of peer evaluators. 

The steering committee has approached the comprehensive review as an opportunity to examine how the Institute has changed over the last decade, to think critically about the present, and to imagine possibilities for the future. Nine planning groups of MIT officers, faculty, staff, and students contributed to an effort that produced an institutional self-study, a draft of which the Steering Committee shared with the MIT community for comment in April. 

As part of the visit, scheduled for later this month, the team will hold four concurrent open forums:

Open forum for faculty
Monday, Sept. 23
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Room 10-250

Open forum for undergraduate students
Monday, Sept. 23
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Room 46-3002

Open forum for postdocs and research staff
Monday, Sept. 23
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Room 34-101

Open forum for graduate students
Monday, Sept. 23
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Room 46-3002

Members of these communities are welcome and encouraged to attend and share their experiences and perspectives with members of the evaluation team. These discussions will inform the evaluation process and the team’s report to NECHE. Attendees may come and go throughout the hour.

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