Personalized Teaching Orientations for New Faculty

Welcome! The Teaching + Learning Lab (T+LL), part of the Office of the Vice Chancellor, is here to help faculty think strategically about teaching at MIT. We are pleased to offer new faculty the opportunity to meet with us 1:1 to learn more about the services we offer.

We know that new faculty have a lot of their plates. We are here to help you. We can provide you with any of the following:

  • a structured process for approaching the design of your subject (MIT’s synonym for what the rest of the world refers to as a “course”).
  • feedback on your syllabus.
  • easy to implement strategies for planning a class session that make it a better learning experience for your students.
  • practical ideas for incorporating active learning in your classroom.
  • strategies to create a sense of community in your classroom.
  • ideas for structuring teaching assistant roles and responsibilities to benefit all.
  • specific examples of pedagogies in practice by faculty colleagues at MIT.
  • answers to other questions you have about teaching at MIT.

Sign-up for a 30-minute meeting with one of T+LL’s Associate Directors for Teaching and Learning or TLL’s Director, tell us about your subject and your needs, and we will find a way to help that is tailored to your teaching context.  We are currently holding time slots during the months of July and August.

If you aren’t teaching until the Spring and would rather meet with us later in the fall term, email Lourdes Aleman (laleman[at] or Dipa Shah (dnshah[at] to schedule a different time.

If there are other instructional staff affiliated with your subject, feel free to invite them along.


For information about the orientation program for new MIT faculty organized through the Provost's Office, visit this link