About DUE


What is the role of DUE at MIT?

The Office of the Dean for Undergraduate Education (DUE) facilitates and supports MIT’s educational mission by providing core services to students and faculty and fostering innovative approaches to teaching and learning. We strive to:

Recruit and Admit the Best Students in the World

  • Ensure access without regard to financial need
  • Build and support a rich and diverse academic community
  • Manage orientation, registration, tuition and graduation

Help All Students Achieve Academic Success

  • Identify and implement strategies to help students thrive
  • Strengthen student advising and mentoring
  • Help students develop effective learning strategies
  • Support students facing academic and personal challenges

Foster Student Diversity at all Educational Levels

  • Encourage and advise students interested in graduate school
  • Build strong faculty mentoring relationships

Promote and Support Faculty Educational Innovation

  • Advance online learning and technology to enrich learning
  • Spearhead funding for pedagogical and curricular experiments
  • Provide expertise and support in curricular design
  • Foster teaching skills through consultation and workshops

Support the Advancement of the Undergraduate Curriculum

  • Support faculty committees in managing the curriculum
  • Promote and assess learning outcomes
  • Coordinate the HASS and Communication Requirements

Support Student Career Development

  • Help students and alumni explore/pursue diverse career options
  • Ensure effective job search and candidate preparation skills

Encourage “Mens et Manus et Mundus”

  • Help students explore and pursue global educational experiences
  • Provide hands-on, project-based learning opportunities
  • Manage Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)
  • Manage January Independent Activities Period (IAP)