This section provides information on new UAAP Initiatives, including:
- Center for Academic Excellence: a virtual space designed to provide you with the tools and resources required to succeed as a student at MIT. The site includes nformation on: maintaining academic integrity; managing your time effectively; maximizing lectures and recitations; best practices for tooling and studying; test-taking considerations; links to resources on tutoring; and videos featuring advice from MIT Students.
- First Generation Students Project: The First Generation Project (FGP) is committed to building a sense of community among First Generation MIT students, faculty, and staff, and raising awareness of their unique experiences. Through this network, we enhance the academic success, professional growth, and personal development of First Generation students at MIT. Explore the First Generation Students Project website to learn more.
- Returning Students Program: Each semester, approximately 80 students return to the Institute from voluntary, medical or academic required withdrawal. Although most successfully make the transition back to MIT, after an absence, returning may sometimes have its challenges. The UAAP has put in place a number resources to support students returning from withdrawal, including a Welcome Back Dinner, a weekly Returning Students Group lead by Student Support Services, and a scheduled 5th week check-in with the student’s dean. Additional resources are currently being developed. For more information, please be in touch with Laura Maxim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Sophomore Year Experience: An interdepartmental initiative focused on providing second year students with the resources and tools to help them navigate their sophomore year and enhance the prospecitve of overal success at MIT. The goals of SYE are to: increase awareness of resources for academic and personal planning and growth; foster strong personal and class identity; help sophomores make thoughtful informed decisions about their future; and bring awareness of unique development needs of sophomores to faculty and staff. The SYE website is currently under development, so please check back in late IAP for a link to the new site.
- Class of 2010 Summer Housing Grant Proposals: Established by the Class of 2010, the purpose of this fund to provide MIT students who are participating in an unpaid or underpaid internship/volunteer opportunity over the summer with a small grant of up to $1,000 to subsidize summer housing expenses. Three awards will be granted for summer 2012. See the Class of 2010 Summer Housing Grant Proposals for additional details and Apply for a Summer 2013 Class of 2010 Summer Housing Grant online as well.
- Mentorship @ MIT: This section is designed to improve the awareness and accessibility of MIT Mentorship Programs and mentorship resources at MIT (including advice on starting a mentorship program at MIT, tips for a successful program, and tips for mentors.