Several forces precipitated this strategic planning study: the increasing future importance of industry and alumni partnerships due to decreasing federal research funding; new opportunities to serve MIT constituencies remotely via Internet technologies; and a desire to rethink and expand the role of the MIT Museum as an Institute asset.
Phase 1: Interviewing of MIT administrators; data collection
Phase 2: Inventory of needs and desires; analysis of strategic factors
Phase 3: Opportunity plan and recommendations
Phase 4: Preparation of study documents, including an executive report, Extending the Infinite Corridor, that was distributed widely across the Institute
One MIT administrator called the executive document the best strategic planning report he had ever seen!