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Wellesley-MIT Exchange Program



  • Existence: 1967 May -

Historical Note

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.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Wellesley-MIT Exchange Program records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0111
Scope and Contents of the Collection The collection contains records assembled by several faculty members and administrators who were involved with the program: Robert A. Alberty, MIT co chair of the original organizing committee; Kenneth Hoffman, professor of mathematics; Joel Orlen, assistant to the provost; and Jane Sauer who managed the program for several years. Information about the Wellesley MIT Joint Committee is included, as are statistics, records about programming and transportation between the two campuses, and...
Dates: 1967 - 1979