Endowment for Innovation in Education
The Class of 1960 established the Endowment for Innovation in Education in 1985 in honor of our 25th reunion. The original purpose of the Fund was to support novel courses, projects or experimental instructional activities needed for the Institute to keep pace with the rapid advances occurring across many disciplines. The projects described herein will give you some idea of how successful this Fund has been in meeting its goal.
The annual income from the Class of 1960 Endowment for Innovation in Education is awarded by the Institute provost-without restriction as to school or department-to faculty members involved in developing innovative instructional programs at either the undergraduate or graduate level. Faculty recipients are known as Class of 1960 Fellows, and receive grants for periods of one to three years.
Based upon the recommendations of the deans, the provost has awarded $3,780,437 since 1991 to forty-seven members of the MIT faculty to develop innovative instructional programs at either the undergraduate or graduate level.
We have come to view this endowment as an ongoing source of venture capital-seed money-to support the best of those innovator's ideas to advance either undergraduate or graduate education.
For more information, please read the EFIE brochure with introduction by MIT President Susan Hockfield here: efie_brochure_aug08.pdf
EFIE Fellows Report, July, 2011: mitcet_-_1960_report_july_2011.pdf
EFIE Fellows Report, June, 2012: mitcet-_1960_report_june_2012.pdf
EFIE Fellows Report, November, 2012: mitcet_-_1960_report_november_2012.pdf
EFIE FELLOWS Report, October 2013
EFIE Fellows Report July 2014
Please consider designating all or part of your gift or pledge to the Class of 1960 Endowment for Innovation in Education.