MIT Faculty Newsletter  
Vol. XXIX No. 1
September / October 2016
Presidential Candidates Weigh In
On Science Policy Issues
MIT Asked, We Answered: The 2016
Faculty Quality of Life Survey
Global MIT
The MIT-Haiti Initiative:
An International Engagement
Inisyativ MIT-Ayiti:
Yon Angajman Entènasyonal
MIT Administration "Walking the Talk"
on Transit Commuter Benefits
Access MIT Provides Flexible Commuting Options and an Opportunity for Meaningful Personal Action
An Update on Gender Imbalance
in MIT Admissions Maker Portfolios
Highlights from the 2016 Faculty and Staff Quality of Life Survey
Nominate a Colleague as a
MacVicar Faculty Fellow
Request for Preliminary Proposals for Innovative Curricular Projects
Teaching this fall? You should know . . .
MITAC: New Ticket Office Offers
Discounted Tickets to Many Activities
from the 2016 Faculty and Staff
Quality of Life Survey
Printable Version

Request for Preliminary Proposals
for Innovative Curricular Projects

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

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 or contact the Registrar’s Office, Curriculum and Faculty Support at x3-6776 or

Preliminary proposals, with an estimated budget, are due by Friday, September 30.

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