The Alumni Class Funds Seek Proposals for
Teaching and Education Enhancement
The Office of Faculty Support is requesting proposals for projects for the 2015-2016 academic year that improve the quality of teaching, enrich students’ learning experiences, and uphold the tradition of innovation at the Institute. The Alumni Class Funds are comprised of gifts from the classes of 1951, 1955, 1972, and 1999.
Over the past 20 years more than 200 projects were made possible through the generous assistance of The Alumni Class Funds. These projects have had substantial impact on education both inside and outside MIT. Grants typically range from $10,000 to $50,000 and cover a wide variety of creative curricular and pedagogical projects. Larger scale projects will also be considered, as well as project renewals and multiple year projects, but funding commitments will be made on a year-by-year basis.
Collaboration both within and across disciplines is encouraged, as are projects that could contribute to more than one subject, could test ideas about effective education, or serve as a model for subjects or portions of subjects taught by other faculty.
Proposals that explore ways in which online or blended learning experiments can help MIT faculty teach more effectively within the residential educational system are welcomed, as are projects that strive to demonstrate the special and specific value of a residentially based education.
Proposals are due on Friday, January 30, 2015. Guidelines, forms, instructions, and descriptions of previously funded projects can be found at: web.mit.edu/alumnifunds. Please contact the Office of Faculty Support at 617-253-6776 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.