OFS Presents: “Redefining the MIT Classroom: Award-Winning Experiments in Curricular Change”

By Debbie Boldin and Matthew Davies, Office of Faculty Support

On Friday, October 26, OFS is hosting "Redefining the MIT Classroom” in Bartos Theater (E15-070) to celebrate creative pedagogical and curricular innovations by MIT faculty members made possible through support from the Alumni Class Funds. The event features an afternoon of panel discussions composed of faculty from History, EECS, and STS, followed by a dessert reception and informal discussion. Attendees include members of the sponsoring classes of 1951, 1955, 1972, and 1999, as well as previous Alumni Class Funds grantees. All MIT faculty are invited. Our aim is to share ideas about educational innovation and encourage other MIT faculty to apply for funding from the Alumni Class Funds. The proposal deadline for 2008-2009 projects is February 1.

The funds were established in 1994 to assist MIT faculty as they develop creative curriculum and pedagogical innovations that improve the quality of teaching and enrich students’ learning experiences. Over the past thirteen years, more than 120 projects have received support from these funds, resulting in many noteworthy improvements to the quality of undergraduate education at MIT. More information can be found at http://web.mit.edu/alumnifunds.