Improving Teaching News - 2008

DUE News Archives: All Years | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 
  • In October, the Teaching and Learning Laboratory (TLL) began offering a teaching certificate program for graduate students who wish to develop better skills to support their teaching at MIT. The program is designed to serve students with a variety of interests and career goals. Participants will complete seven seminars on topics including: writing teaching philosophy statements, designing courses and constructing syllabi, writing problem sets and exam questions, teaching interactively, and teaching in multicultural classrooms.

  • Five MIT faculty members were named MacVicar Fellows for their excellence in undergraduate teaching on March 7th. MacVicar Day is an annual celebration which recognizes contributions to undergraduate education at MIT. The program began with a lecture on science education by Nobel Laureate Carl E. Wieman ’73, and was followed by a faculty reception hosted by President Susan Hockfield at Gray House.

    At the reception, the awards were presented by the Provost to the 2008 MacVicar Faculty Fellows – Biology Professor Tania Baker, Materials Science and Engineering Professor Craig W. Carter, Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Sanjay E. Sarma, Literature Professor Stephen J. Tapscott, and Physics Professor Barton Zwiebach.