Answers are coming in to the large questions raised by the task force charged with reinventing residential education at MIT. And the first results are a series of interactive graphics that captures the nearly 200 ideas submitted to the Idea Bank by faculty, students, staff, and alumni. No surprise—alumni were, by far, the most enthusiastic participants.
- Alumni can go to the Future of MIT Education website and mouse over the circles to get a stream of ideas or demographic data on who has submitted ideas.
- Browse Trending Data or explore ideas by these key areas: global implications of edX ; a new financial model for education; and facilities for the future.
- Follow @FutureMIT on Twitter for daily insights.
- Haven’t shared your thoughts yet? Email the task force leaders at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In an MIT News story, President L. Rafael Reif outlined his intent: “To stay true to our educational values, we must seize the opportunity to reimagine what we do and how we do it … We are in the midst of an educational revolution.”
Expect a preliminary report later this fall. Meanwhile the task force is soliciting ideas from a Corporation Advisory Group and an Alumni Advisory Group, chaired by John Jarve ’78, SM ’79, president of the MIT Alumni Association.