Friday, December 16, 2011

No agenda is available for this meeting.

Monday, October 31, 2011

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Room 5-231

Notes for this meeting

  • Discuss modularity experiments
  • Discuss Academic Council presentation

Monday, September 12, 2011

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Room 5-231

Notes for this meeting

  1. Online Education

    Recently Stanford announced new educational initiatives from the CS department and the School of Engineering. (See Links below)

    http://www.i-programmer.info/news/150-training-a-education/2917-more-free- online-courses.html

    http://see.stanford.edu/

    Discussion: What are the implications for MIT strategy?

  2. Modularity Experiments
    • Discussion on the ME and Chemistry experiments and next steps
    • Discussion of EECS Proposal (Sent earlier by Dan. Attached)
    • Other projects
    • Communication plans:
      • Academic Council; Departments;
      • Other
o Desired Outcomes
      • Timetable for MITCET Experiments (Please see attached draft)

    Discussion: What does MITCET want to learn from the experiments, and what are the implications for data collection and assessment?

  3. LMS Strategy: Review of the results of the Blackboard experiment. Implication and next steps.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Rm. 33-206

Notes for this meeting

Agenda

  1. Feedback from student focus groups.
  2. Feedback from council and department presentations.
  3. Discussion of proposals: ESD and Chemistry (attached), and ME and EECS if we received them before the meeting.- These are experiments: What does MITCET want to learn from the experiments, and what are the implications for data collection and assessment?
  4. MITCET engagement plan for Summer- Communications(Article for upcoming FNL attached)- Working with the selected projects to ensure that they are well-defined* and ready for a start in Fall ’11.(* SOW, implementation and assessment plans are aligned with MITCET intent)

Monday April 25, 2011

1:00 – 2:30 pm
Rm. 5-231

Notes for this meeting

Agenda

  1. Discussion of draft proposals from EECS, ESD, Chemistry and ME – Dan/Hal
    (Proposal sent by Dan Hastings to MITCET)With the goal of selecting MITCET supported experiments on modularization leading to greater student/faculty flexibility while enhancing overall
    student learning.
  2. Report on Student Focus group/s — Liz
  3. Communication on MITCET plans and process to School Councils, Academic Council and the faculty at large – Dan

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

11:00 – 12:30 pm
Rm. 5-231

Notes for this meeting

Agenda

Part I.

  1. Updates and discussion on interest and proposals for MITCET experiments on modularization leading to greater student/faculty flexibility while enhancing overall student learning.
    • EECS: Dan, (Hal)
    • ESD: Dan
    • Sloan (Report on Sloan initiatives with modularity): Jim
    • Chemistry: Troy
    • Student Focus Groups: Liz Denys/Vikram
    • Other
  2. Process for developing and selecting experiments (Dan, Vijay)
    • Brief descriptions of ideas from departments/groups by April 15.
    • Department+MITCET (subgroup) develop proposal on selected ideas by April 30 ( May 6?)
    • MITCET decision for projects to commence in Fall by May 15 (May 20?)

Part II.

  • Charter and Working Group for Teaching/Learning Spaces: Christine

Friday, February 25, 2011

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Room 5-231

Notes for this meeting

  • Discuss Carnegie Mellon visit
  • Discuss modularity experiments

Friday, January 28, 2011

Notes for this meeting

  1. Defining a transformative experiment for the next Academic Year (Process and Considerations) based on Provost feedback on interim report. (Key Points attached). Specific Meeting Goals:
    • Identify a small set of BIG IDEAS to pursue that would lead to an irreversible positive transformation of MIT undergraduate education.The ideas would be directed toward making MIT undergraduate education much more modular through technology. Two specific ideas that could serve as the basis of BIG IDEAS are:
      • Make undergraduate education more flexible: Personalizing the educational experience through Flexible Majors, and alternative/adaptive learning opportunities.
      • Make our global offerings much more attractive by combining the modular idea with MISTI: We can imagine a program where students can do MISTI internships during part of the AY and still get the full benefit of the MIT education.
    • Identify Candidate departments and programs for anchor initiatives/experiments.- Determine criteria for selection (e.g. size, readiness) and process (e.g. Proposals?)-MITCET Process for the work ahead.
  2. Athena Cluster Transitions Phase 2
    • Review and Approval of Charter for Phase 2 of the Athena Transition Working Group (Document will be sent in advance)