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Student Engagement is at the core of everything we do at MIT using a holistic approach based on the four pillars of successful learning, effective communication, participative representation and meaningful collaboration. Our Student Engagement Plan 2018 - 2020 encapsulates our principles and is available via this link.
MIT aims to enhance student learning and development, leading to an improved educational experience, and preparing students for their chosen professions and for being contributing members of a global society. This means increasing the enthusiasm and motivation to learn in an environment where students are inspired, interested and have inquisitive. Such endeavours will encourage students to learn successful and the extent of their affinity with MIT.
MIT management and leaders include students in the governance and decision-making processes in the Institute. We have as a Board Committee a Student Experience Committee with student representatives from both campuses on this committee and students’ representation on most of the major committees such as the Academic Board and Teaching and Learning Committee. Students are also represented on Course Advisory, the Students & Staff Consultative Committees and also regularly surveyed to receive feedback on academic and student services activities thoughout the Institute.
Student Advocacy is also in the forefront of MIT consideration and a service to aid this is located on each Campus.
To this end, MIT encourages its students and graduates alike to undertake internal and external surveys such as:
- Student Experience Survey
- Graduate Destination Survey
- Course Experience Questionnaire
- Employer Satisfaction Survey
- International Student Barometer
MIT reviews reports available publicly such Australasian Survey of Student Engagement (AUSSE) to inform its student experience plan.
In a nutshell, the aim of student engagement is to prioritise educational strategies and teaching techniques that takes into account the students’ intellectual, emotional, behavioural and social factors that may also enhance learning for students. This in turn may prepare the students for entering a working environment outside of the MIT campuses.