Faculty-Student Engagement Website

By Anna Babbi Klein, Communications Officer, DUE

In 2007, the DUE-DSL Collaborations Committee created the guide to “Faculty-Student Opportunities at MIT.” In January, the guide was launched as an on-line resource for faculty: http://due.mit.edu/initiatives/faculty-student-engagement.

The guide is meant to raise awareness among the faculty about the many diverse ways they can interact with the students inside and outside the classroom. In the book What Matters in College by Alexander Astin, he notes “Frequent interaction with faculty is more strongly related to satisfaction with college than any other type of involvement...” The website will be featured as part of the new faculty dinner in March. In addition, a postcard highlighting the site was sent to all MIT faculty in February.