MIT Faculty Newsletter  
Vol. XXV No. 1
September / October 2012
I. Graduate Student Housing Difficulties
II. Response to MIT 2030 Concerns
III. edX Front and Center
IV. 25th Anniversary of the FNL
edX: Hostile Takeover or Helping Hand?
Comings and Goings
Concerns Over Affordability
of On-Campus Housing
New Strategic Directions for DUE
From Imagination to Impact: Empowering Graduate Students to Create the Future
Survey Says: Faculty Happy But Stressed
Teaching this fall? You should know . . .
Alumni Association Seeks Traveling Faculty
Nominate a Colleague for the MacVicar Faculty Fellows Program
Request for Preliminary Proposals for Innovative Curricular Projects
Thanks and some reflections
From the 2008 and 2012 Faculty Survey
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Request for Preliminary Proposals for Innovative Curricular Projects


The Alex and Brit d’Arbeloff Fund for Excellence in Education

The Office of Faculty Support seeks preliminary proposals for faculty-led projects to enhance the educational experience of MIT undergraduates. Projects that involve faculty-student direct interaction, cross-disciplinary boundaries, or aspire to provide dynamic and effective teaching are all appropriate. Projects can be focused at any level of undergraduate education. The d’Arbeloff Fund Review Committee is particularly interested in initiatives affecting large numbers of students over time, or subjects that transcend specific departmental curricula.

This year with the advent of MITx, the Committee welcomes proposals for projects that will explore ways in which online learning experiments can help MIT faculty teach in the MIT residential educational system. Projects that span multiple subjects are encouraged, as is the development of modules to be used within a subject or across subjects.

Special attention will be accorded to enhancements of subjects offered in the first-year and in the General Institute Requirements (GIRs). The Committee is interested in proposals aimed at fostering faculty participation in the educational experiences of undergraduates beyond the classroom, such as mentoring and advising, especially of freshmen.

For guidelines and more information, visit or contact the Office of Faculty Support at x3-6776 or

Preliminary proposals, with an estimated budget, are due by Friday, October 5.

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