Wellesley-MIT Exchange Program
- Existence: 1967 May -
Ruth M. Adams, President of Wellesley College, and Howard Johnson, President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, announced the establishment of the Wellesley MIT Exchange Program in May 1967. Its purpose was to extend the diversity of educational experiences available to students and faculty of each institution. The program permitted cross registration of undergraduate students and the development of experimental courses. A student faculty committee helped plan for the program which started formally in September 1968. Robert A. Alberty, Dean of Science at MIT, was a co chair.
In 1973, when the original five year experimental program ended, the MIT Committee on Educational Policy recommended that the program be continued and its operation became the responsibility of the Provost. In July 1984 the program moved to the Undergraduate Academic Support Office (UASO) within the Office of the Dean for Student Affairs. In 1992 the UASO became the Office for Undergraduate Academic Affairs in the Office of the Dean for Undergraduate Education and Student Affairs.