Vice President for Open Learning (Interim) and Chancellor for Academic Advancement

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W. Eric L. Grimson

Office Phone 617-253-5415
Room 3-221

About the position

The vice president for open learning is responsible for shaping a coherent vision for an educational model that blends the best in learning science with the best of online learning. The vice president for open learning oversees a residential education unit that works to integrate best practices in learning and digital innovation might become integral parts of MIT students' on-campus education; strategic and research initiatives focused on teaching and learning in different contexts around the world; and online educational resources and courses including OpenCourseWare, MITx, MIT xPRO, Bootcamps, and Horizon.

The chancellor for academic advancement is one of the Institute’s senior academic officers and a central advisor to the president on resource development strategy. This ad hoc position plays a key role in gaining the sustained input of faculty and students to set MIT's fundraising priorities and bringing these priorities to alumni and donors around the world.

Committees on which the vice president for open learning (interim) and chancellor for academic advancement serves