By Peter Chipman, OCW Digital Publication Specialist and OCW Educator Assistant
For the past 27 years, the MacVicar Faculty Fellows Program has honored several MIT professors each year who have made outstanding contributions to undergraduate teaching, educational innovation, and mentoring.
This year’s awardees are Professors Joshua Angrist (economics), Erik Demaine (computer science), Graham Jones (anthropology), and T. L. Taylor (comparative media studies).
OCW is honored to share courses from all of this year’s Fellows:
- 14.32 Econometrics
- 14.387 Applied Econometrics: Mostly Harmless Big Data
- 14.64 Labor Economics and Public Policy
- 14.661 Labor Economics I
- 4.491 Form-Finding and Structural Optimization: Gaudi Workshop
- 6.006 Introduction to Algorithms
- 6.046J Design and Analysis of Algorithms
- 6.849 Geometric Folding Algorithms: Linkages, Origami, Polyhedra
- 6.851 Advanced Data Structures
T. L. Taylor
- CMS.614 Network Cultures
- CMS.616J Games and Culture
- CMS.951 Workshop II: Qualitative Social Science Methods for Media Studies
Through the OCW Educator initiative, we have also collected Instructor Insights from Professor Angrist concerning the need to overhaul econometrics pedagogy, and from Professor Demaine about his love of algorithms and how he seeks to communicate that love in teaching 6.849 Geometric Folding Algorithms: Linkages, Origami, Polyhedra and 6.851 Advanced Data Structures.
Interested in more Instructor Insights from past MacVicar Fellows? Visit our OCW Educator portal to search for Insights from MIT Teaching Award Recipients. Delve into the minds of David Autor, Steven Hall, Anne McCants, Haynes Miller, and many other MIT professors advancing teaching and learning in their fields.