Request for Preliminary Proposals
for Innovative Curricular Projects
The Office of the Dean for Undergraduate Education seeks preliminary proposals for faculty-led projects to enhance the educational experience of MIT undergraduates. Projects can be focused at any level of undergraduate education, but priority will be given to projects that:
- Improve the first-year academic experience
- Enhance the General Institute Requirements (GIRs)
- Enrich faculty-student interactions in the residence-based curriculum
- Transcend specific departmental curricula
Proposals that make use of innovative pedagogies or best practices to improve student learning and the student experience are encouraged. The d’Arbeloff Fund Review Committee is also interested in proposals seeking to improve student motivation, confidence, and self-efficacy by providing opportunities to demonstrate technical accomplishments in authentic contexts.
The d’Arbeloff Fund Review Committee places a high value on assessment of educational innovations and encourages sharing of good practices and results. The process includes a workshop on assessment and submission of final project reports by all grant recipients.
For guidelines and more information, visit web.mit.edu/darbeloff or contact the Registrar’s Office, Curriculum and Faculty Support at x3-6776 or email@example.com.
Preliminary proposals, with an estimated budget, are due by Friday, September 30.