MIT Professional Education:
Summer 2010 Short Course Proposals
MIT Professional Education – Short Programs (originally “Professional Institute”) celebrated its 60th anniversary last year. During the program’s long tenure, several of MIT’s faculty (Bob Langer, Danny Wang, Charles Cooney, Ed Crawley, Dan Nocera, to name a few) have contributed to teaching one or more three- to five-day courses for professionals over the summers.
“Today the need for higher education to connect with industry and professional communities to help solve global issues and concerns has taken on even greater importance,” says Bhaskar Pant, Executive Director, MIT Professional Education. “And there is a growing population globally that is looking specifically to MIT to provide the latest insights and knowledge on technical and non-technical areas relevant to its needs.”
“We want our summer program schedule to be market-responsive and to be a showcase of the best that MIT has to offer to industry and to the world.”
As an MIT faculty member, this could be a great opportunity for you to:
- Connect with industry professionals; make a difference
- Increase industry exposure for your research
- Gain global perspectives from international attendees
- Learn of new industry applications
- Earn attractive supplementary compensation
To help in the development of new courses, MIT Professional Education is offering a limited number of curriculum development grants (of up to $7500 each) for 3-5 day programs that focus on recent MIT initiatives and/or current market high interest areas such as energy, environment, transportation, and life sciences.
Programs may include complementary material such as policy and regulatory matters that affect adoption of new technologies. High priority will be given to courses that provide the right combination of theory and applications, enabling participants to use their newly-gained knowledge readily on their jobs.
A template and additional instructions on teaching in Short Programs can be found at: shortprograms.mit.edu/2011programs.