We enroll, educate and inspire some of the world’s brightest students with a passion for learning and sense of self so they become the next generation of creative thinkers and leaders in a global society.
We lead by promoting the excellence of a science and technology-centric education, ensuring access and opportunity without regard to financial resources, upholding rigorous academic standards, advancing innovation, developing mentoring relationships,strengthening respect for diversity, and serving as a catalyst for learning, exploration and discovery.
Serving at the nexus of MIT, we enrich the educational experience and ensure enduring value that transforms the future.
Serving at the nexus - We build strategic connections with students, faculty, and administrators, and create synergies to integrate undergraduate learning and life at a research university.
Enrich the educational experience - We enhance the quality of the educational experience for both undergraduate and graduate students by providing mission-critical functions for the Institute, creating new services and capabilities, defining new ways to think about education and providing and maintaining infrastructure that enables education at MIT. We contribute to significant efforts nationally and internationally that improve higher education.
Ensure enduring value - We are instrumental in developing graduates who are visionary thinkers, responsible risk takers and leaders in building a better world.
DUE Core Values
These values form the foundation on which we strive for excellence in realizing our vision and fulfilling our mission. They are reflected in our culture, aspirations and service and underlie our decisions and interactions.
Educational Excellence: We are driven to go the extra mile to enable education at MIT through collaborative effort and individual creativity. Guided by self-awareness and the confidence that each of us contributes to DUE’s mission, we are inspired to excel.
Integrity: We create an environment of trust and fairness through honest, responsible action that reflects care for the individual and the common good. We practice ethical decision-making and take responsibility for our choices.
Diversity and Inclusion: We create an inclusive community that values, respects and engages diverse perspectives and talent and encourages all members of our community to thrive, develop and contribute to their full potential.
Visionary Thinking: We look forward with pragmatism and courage, balancing a focus on the present with strategic imagination and boldness about the future.
Students at the Core: We guide, support and empower all our students to achieve their full intellectual potential, develop a well-grounded, confident sense of self and act on their ability to contribute to the world.
DUE Strategic Themes
DUE's six strategic themes define our priorities and set specific goals that will advance DUE’s mission to “enroll, educate, and inspire some of the brightest students in the world with a passion for learning so they become the next generation of creative thinkers and leaders in a global society.” The success of all the themes requires collaboration with key mission partners to develop and implement effective, cohesive strategies.
- Transforming Learning through Research, Best Practices, and Innovations in Pedagogy, Curricular Materials, and Assessment
- Catalyzing the Undergraduate Educational Commons: Maintaining Excellence, Increasing Innovation, Improving Communication
- Valuing and Leveraging Diversity, Benefitting from a True Meritocracy
- Leveraging Educational Technology for Educational Effectiveness and Change
- Empowering Students to Leverage their Experiences and Maximize their Confidence to Become Creative, Innovative and Global-ready Leaders
- Evolving the Student Information System to Support a Dynamic Educational Experience for our Faculty, Students and Staff