New Insights & Directions for MIT First-Year Advising

New Insights & Directions for MIT First-Year Advising

Over the past 20 years, multiple stakeholders have identified and recommended improvements for first-year advising at MIT. More recently, students who participated in the Designing the First Year Experience undergraduate class in the spring of 2018 identified advising as a key priority.

In response, the Teaching + Learning Lab (TLL), the Office of the Vice Chancellor (OVC), and the Office of the First Year (OFY) collaborated to review past advising reports and studies and to implement a model focused on an advising network. This model was piloted last fall with a subset of the class of 2023.

On Tuesday, October 27, 2020, this presentation described the reasons for the pilot and the accompanying study of the first-year advising experience from the perspectives of the faculty, OFY staff, and first-year students, and the findings and recommendations for future implementation.

Speakers

Lauren Pouchak

Lauren Pouchak

Director of Special Projects, OVC

Elizabeth Young

Elizabeth Young

Associate Dean & Director, First-Year Advising & Programming, OFY

Melissa Barnett

Associate Director for Research & Evaluation, TLL