The Provost’s Office team provides advice and counsel to the senior leaders of the schools and colleges, key offices, and affiliated institutes in furthering MIT’s commitment to best-in-class academics and research.

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01.Schools and colleges#Section link copied to clipboard

  • Bringing together architects, planners, artists, engineers, scientists, and historians, the School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) addresses problems and challenges in the space between people and their environment.

  • The School of Engineering’s mission is to educate the next generation of engineering leaders, to create new knowledge, and to serve society.

  • The School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences empowers MIT students with political, economic, cultural, and historical perspectives, and also conducts discovery-driven basic research in related disciplines.

  • The mission of the Sloan School of Management is to develop principled, innovative leaders who improve the world and to generate ideas that advance management practice.

  • The School of Science educates students and pursues foundational research in six academic departments — biology, brain and cognitive sciences, chemistry, earth, atmospheric and planetary sciences, mathematics, and physics — as well as multiple institutes, labs, and centers.

  • The Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing is addressing the opportunities and challenges of the computing age by supporting the rapid evolution and growth of computer science and AI, facilitating collaborations between computing and other disciplines, and advancing multidisciplinary efforts in the study and practice of socially responsible computing.

02.Key offices#Section link copied to clipboard

  • Institutional Research provides analytical support to the provost, academic departments, and the broader MIT community.

  • The Libraries are an engine for creating, sharing, and safeguarding knowledge at the Institute and beyond. The Libraries work to improve access to the world’s collective knowledge and support the MIT community in many ways.

03.Affiliated institutes and units#Section link copied to clipboard

  • Axim Collaborative’s mission is to make learning more accessible, more relevant, and more effective for a diverse set of learners.

  • The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard is a research organization that convenes a community of researchers from across many disciplines and partner institutions—MIT, Harvard, and Harvard-affiliated hospitals—to better understand the roots of disease and narrow the gap between new biological insights and impact for patients.

  • CMRAE’s aim is to enrich our knowledge of past and present day non-industrial societies by making the natural and engineering sciences part of our investigative tool kit.

  • The McGovern Institute is committed to understanding how the brain works and discovering new ways to treat brain disorders. Researchers study the brain at many levels, from molecular genetics to functional brain imaging, and collaborate with academic, clinical, and industry partners to challenge and probe the unknown.

  • The mission of Open Learning is to transform teaching and learning at MIT and around the globe through the innovative use of digital technologies.

  • The Ragon Institute was established in 2009 with a mission to harness the immune system to combat and cure human diseases. It leverages collaboration between scientists, clinicians and engineers to break down barriers and transform human health on a global scale.

  • Solve is a marketplace for social impact innovation. Solve finds tech-based entrepreneurs from all around the world and connects them with MIT’s innovation ecosystem and a community of supporters to fund and champion them, helping to drive lasting, transformational impact.

  • Whitehead Institute’s mission is to forge new frontiers in science, uncovering insights today that unlock the potential of tomorrow.

04.Vice provost areas#Section link copied to clipboard

  • Campus Space Management and Planning

    Led by Vice Provost Brent D. Ryan, the Provost’s Office is responsible for the oversight of campus space management, including the Institute’s space assignments, renovations, and lease budget. The office helps to identify space for academic activities across the Institute. The office also helps to coordinate long-range campus planning and stewardship for large-scale capital projects in partnership with the Office of the Executive Vice President and Treasurer.

  • International Activities

    Directed by Vice Provost Richard Lester, Global MIT represents the Institute’s vision and commitment to international engagement, which is central to MIT’s mission to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and others areas of scholarship.

  • Arts

    Led by Vice Provost Philip S. Khoury, the Provost’s Office oversees extra-curricular arts programming, including the List Visual Arts Center, MIT Museum, Council for the Arts at MIT and student arts programs. The Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST) is a joint initiative of the Office of the Provost, SHASS, and SA+P.

05.Committees#Section link copied to clipboard

  • The Administrative Advisory Council II (AACII) is intended to establish a forum for thoughtful, sustained interaction among representatives of administrative areas and administrators from academic departments, research labs and centers.

  • CRSP is the Institute’s primary functioning body for making decisions and recommendations about all projects and assignments related to space, planning, and capital projects.

  • The Employee Benefits Oversight Committee is charged with providing integrated oversight of all employee benefits matters.

  • Gender Equity Chairs Committee

    The Gender Equity Chairs Committee comprises chairs of committees on gender equity from across the Institute.

  • The mission of the International Advisory Committee is to provide a faculty voice in advising MIT’s senior administration on the Institute’s international engagements.

  • The mission of the Racism Research Fund is to deepen our understanding of the complexities of systemic racism, illuminate its deleterious impact on American life and society, and devise methods to mitigate or eliminate its effects.

  • View past committees and the reports resulting from their work.

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