MIT Faculty Newsletter  
Vol. XXII No. 4
March / April / May 2010
New Opportunities Toward Nuclear Disarmament: Reviving Faculty Roles?
Is President Obama Reducing the Probability of Nuclear War?
MIT in Action in Haiti
MIT Medical Director Discusses Changes: Community Care Center Proposed
The MIT Medical Department 1901-2004:
A Very Brief History
Academic Integrity
The Chancellor and Student Deans Ask Students to Share "What's On Your Mind?"
Arthur C. Smith
Richard K. Yamamoto
New AT&T and Sprint Nextel Transmitters Promise Better Cell Phone Coverage
Graduate Fellows Build Community
The Foremost Resource Students Need
is Your Time
MIT Center for International Studies:
Student Training and Faculty Funding
MIT Finance Initiating Digital Tools and Services: ePaystubs Available in June
MIT Professional Education: Summer 2011 Short Course Proposals
U.S. News & World Report:
Graduate School Rankings 2001-2010
MIT Publications Online
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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:

  1. Connect with industry professionals; make a difference
  2. Increase industry exposure for your research
  3. Gain global perspectives from international attendees
  4. Learn of new industry applications
  5. 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:

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