A Global Strategy for MIT

III. Strengthening Governance and Operation

To further strengthen and expand international activities at MIT, I recommend several administrative changes:

  • Establish a new external advisory committee for MIT’s international activities to provide focused, expert advice on programs, strategies, and plans.
  • Reconstitute the International Advisory Committee as an administrative committee of the Institute that is tasked with providing independent faculty advice on the full range of MIT’s international engagements, including assessments of potential, ongoing, and completed activities to ensure that they effectively advance MIT’s core mission in teaching, research, and service.
  • Develop and implement a strategic communications plan for international engagements, focused on how best to present MIT’s international activities and aspirations to key domestic and international audiences, and how to achieve more effective coordination of relevant communications, news, and social media content.
  • Investigate new ways to support faculty international engagements with stronger operational processes, services, and tools. Further input and advice from faculty and staff should be sought as part of an effort to identify, prioritize, and implement such improvements.