A Global Strategy for MIT

Appendix 4: Previous MIT Reports on International Engagements

The International Relationships of MIT in a Technologically Competitive World

May 1991

Primary Author: Eugene Skolnikoff (chair)

Faculty Study Group established in 1990 to examine the issues raised by the dramatically changed international setting (social, economic, political) in which MIT operates – and to advise MIT’s administration and faculty on “the general principles that should guide MIT’s international activities and relationships, and to suggest any revisions in policies and activities that should be considered.”

Global Educational Opportunities for MIT Undergraduate Education (GEOMIT): Final Report

September 2007

Primary Authors: Linn Hobbs, Hazel Sive (co-chairs)

Committee charged with “defining how opportunities for global education can be expanded in the MIT undergraduate education.” Their report makes a large number of recommendations, aimed at achieving “a sizeable expansion of global education at MIT... using a range of existing models whose effectiveness has been well demonstrated.” They also considered “deficits that are present in the scope and mechanism by which these opportunities are offered to students.

Mens et Manus et Mundus: New Directions for Global Education and Research at MIT

September 2009

Primary Authors: Richard Samuels, Dick Yue (Global Council co-chairs)

Formed in 2008 “to articulate a strategy for boosting MIT’s profile in global education and global research,” the Report of the MIT Global Council offers a “roadmap for making international studies a core part of an MIT education – and for creating a model community where research, scholarship, and innovation are profoundly informed by global knowledge and awareness.”

Guiding Strategies for MIT's International Activities

September 2009

Primary Authors: Claude Canizares, Philip Khoury (IAC co-chairs)

Formed in 2007, the IAC was tasked with “contributing to the design of an international strategy for the Institute”. This document represents that contribution, by defining primary goals (4), general guidelines (8), and “practical recommendations” (9) for MIT’s international activities.

The MIT-Greater China Strategy: Report to the President and Provost of MIT

August 2010

Primary Author: Victor Zue (chair)

“Outlines a proposed 20-year strategy for the Institute’s China-related engagements – without losing sight of MIT’s ability to continue to make a bold, short-term impact in the region.” The Report sets out guiding principles and 7 specific recommendations.

Institute-wide Task Force on the Future of MIT Education: Final Report

July 2014

Primary Authors: Israel Ruiz, Sanjay Sarma, Karen Willcox (co-chairs)

16 recommendations “to promote educational connections across the Institute, transform pedagogy through bold but thoughtful experimentation, extend MIT’s impact to the world, broaden access to high-quality education, and improve affordability for future generations of learners.”