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Report of Task Force 2021 and Beyond

This report captures the final recommendations of MIT Task Force 2021 and Beyond, charged by President Rafael Reif in May 2020 to reimagine and reposition the Institute for the post-Covid world. These recommendations reflect a broad range of ideas intended to build a better MIT for students, staff, faculty, and many others beyond campus, and are a result of a 16-month effort involving more than 200 members of the MIT community. During the second phase of the task force, 16 Refinement and Implementation Committees developed recommendations for implementing ideas that emerged during the first phase. That output was compiled into this report, which President Reif shared with the MIT community on November 4, 2021.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Reports of the Refinement and Implementation Committees
    1. Undergraduate Program
    2. Social Equity and Civic Responsibility
    3. Graduate Student Professional Development
    4. Graduate Student Advising and Mentoring
    5. Undergraduate Experience: Advising, Mentoring, and Development
    6. Underrecovery
    7. Career Support for Postdocs, Research Scientists, and Instructional Staff
    8. Campus Working Spaces
    9. Work Succeeding
    10. Employee Development, Strategy, and Career Pathways
    11. Lifelong Learning / Post-Graduate Education
    12. Collaborations
    13. Strengthen the Pipeline of Underrepresented and Minority Researchers
    14. One Agile MIT
    15. Student Funding
    16. Undergraduate and Graduate Living and Learning
  3. Conclusion
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Appendix