MIT Institutional Research, Office of the Provost

Institute-wide Task Force on the Future of MIT Education
Survey of Faculty & Instructors and Survey of MIT Students

Institutional Research administered two surveys for the Institute-wide Task Force on the Future of MIT Education in late summer and early fall of 2013. Faculty and instructors were asked about their experiences and opinions on a number of key areas, including: educational values and principles; teaching, advising, and research practices; use of educational technologies; and faculty-student interaction. Students were asked questions to better understand how they learn, how they interact with faculty, and what educational technologies they use. Questions on digital learning were written to collect student perspectives about the potential impact on coursework, research, and professional and personal development.

Results of the survey will be used by the Task Force on the Future of MIT Education, academic department leadership, and faculty committees to inform discussions on education practices around the Institute.

Survey Instrument Response Results
Fall 2013 Survey of
MIT Faculty & Instructors
Web Preview | PDF 52% of Faculty
35% of Instructors
- Overall frequencies
Fall 2013 Survey of
MIT Students
Web Preview | PDF 39% of Undergrad
35% of Grad Student
- Overall frequencies


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