Final Strategic Plan Released

April 10, 2023.  Committee co-chairs Professor Paula Hammond and Professor Tim Jamison are pleased to announce the release of the final report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Graduate Advising and Mentoring.

The final strategic plan is a compilation of the draft and community feedback.  The plan focuses on excellence in graduate student mentoring and advising - providing a platform for skill development for faculty, thesis supervisors, and graduate students; lifelong learning in mentorship; mechanisms for graduate student feedback; and normalized, equitable metrics of assessment of mentoring that can be adopted in faculty development and promotion reviews. 

Our vision for MIT is a culture of excellence in mentoring and advising, one that fosters the well-being, research, and professional development of all graduate students, faculty, and thesis supervisors. We believe this final report is a roadmap to help our community achieve that. 

Strategic Plan for Graduate Advising and Mentoring at MIT


Community Feedback

June 22, 2022. On behalf of the Ad Hoc Committee on Graduate Advising and Mentoring, we are pleased to deliver a summary of the feedback we received from the community, linked below. We are very grateful to the community for their recommendations.

The draft Plan and the recommendations will be provided to an implementation team whose membership is yet to be determined. As they continue to refine the Plan further, we would also recommend that they engage the community for additional feedback. In the meantime, we continue to welcome your input on our website.

Community Feedback


Draft Strategic Plan

April 27, 2022. Today we write to announce the release of the draft Strategic Plan on Graduate Advising and Mentoring – an exciting next step in the Institute's ongoing efforts to support our graduate students and the faculty and thesis supervisors who advise and mentor them. 
We encourage you to read the draft plan and provide your feedback via the committee website or email at gradadv_feedback [at], or via the form on the right. Your perspectives are essential and will inform the final plan that the committee will provide to the MIT community later this spring.


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