Wednesday, March 23, 2011

11:00 – 12:30 pm
Rm. 5-231

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

  • Discuss Carnegie Mellon visit
  • Discuss modularity experiments

Friday, January 28, 2011

  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)