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The MassachusettsInstitute of Technology (MIT), a world-class, independent, privately endowed educational and research institution, seeks an accomplished and visionary leader to serve as the next Director of the Technology Licensing Office (TLO). The Director will support MIT’s mission to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century. Teaching and research—with relevance to the practical world as a guiding principle—continue to be the primary purpose at MIT, and are supported and advanced by approximately 1,030 faculty members in five schools. MIT’s annual on-campus research expenditures typically exceed $650 million, and it has deep partnerships with industry and with international, multi-disciplinary research consortia. For more than 150 years, the Institute has married teaching with research—and produced an unending stream of advancements, many of them world- changing.
Teachers teach in different ways. Over several semesters we evaluated the teaching styles of fourteen professors at MIT. We wanted to observe a representative sample of categories that might describe different styles of teaching. For instance, some professors are almost pure lecturers. Others spend a significant amount of class time answering students’ questions or asking questions. Some professors emphasize new material not available in the textbooks the students buy. Others emphasize review type teaching. Some use many slides and other media sources. Others do not. In addition, the basis for grading a student can vary widely among professors (Singer, D.A., Schneider, G, Microsoft, iCampus Report, MassachusettsInstitute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 2006).
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The MIT List Visual Arts Center is the contempo- rary art museum at the Institute. Its core mission is to exhibit, collect, and commission visual arts for MIT. The List presents six to eight exhibitions annually in conjunction with a broad range of education programs free to both the MIT commu- nity and the general public. It also maintains and adds to MIT’s permanent collection of more than 3,500 artworks that includes over 60 public sculptures and hundreds of paintings, prints, photographs, and drawings located throughout MIT’s campus. The List Center commissions new works for the MIT Public Art Collection through the MIT Percent-for-Art Program, and oversees the Student Lending Art Program that allows MIT students to annually borrow original works of art from the collection to hang in their living spaces.
MITEI looks forward to joining our colleagues on campus in what will be the
“new normal” in the coming academic year.
The Institute continues to prioritize climate action, empowering our researchers to think collaboratively and strategically about where we need to make more ambitious efforts to move the needle on climate change. In March, MITEI co-hosted an engagement forum that gave the MIT community an opportunity to learn about and offer thoughts on the benefits and challenges of working with organizations outside of the Institute (page 44). As MIT Vice President for Research Maria T. Zuber said in her remarks, “MIT can’t solve climate change alone.” This event, which highlighted the benefits of these research collaborations, was part of a multiyear process informing the next phase of MIT’s climate action plan, which is being announced this spring.
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