MIT Faculty Newsletter  
Vol. XXII No. 2
November / December 2009
Retirement Planning
Changes in MIT's 401(k) Plan
What Else (Besides the Syllabus) Should Students Learn in Introductory Physics?
Holiday Readings and Reflections
Memorial Resolution for David B. Schauer
The MIT150 Symposia: A Call for Proposals
Request for Proposals for Teaching
and Education Enhancement
MIT Professional Education: Call for
Summer 2010 Short Course Proposals
Allocating Faculty Time
OpenCourseWare (OCW)
Expenses and Funding
OpenCourseWare (OCW)
Monthly Global and MIT Visits
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MIT Professional Education:
Call for Summer 2010 Short Course Proposals


MIT Professional Education – Short Programs (originally “Summer Session”) celebrated its 60th anniversary last year. During the program’s long tenure, several of MIT’s faculty (Langer, Wang, Cooney, Crawley, to name a few) have contributed to teaching one or more 3-5 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 / department
  • Gain real world market knowledge from international attendees
  • Think 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 health. 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:

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