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MacVicar Day highlights student learning

MacVicar Day 2007 will be held on Friday, March 2. Provost L. Rafael Reif will announce the new MacVicar Faculty Fellows following the meeting of the MIT Corporation.

Each year, a public program on MacVicar Day explores some aspect of innovative teaching or learning practices. This year, the program is entitled "I Learn Best When…"

Beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the Stata Center (Room 32-141), "I Learn Best" will include a roundtable discussion moderated by Duane Boning, associate department head of electrical engineering and computer science. Faculty participants Ruth Perry, professor of literature, and David Wallace, associate professor of mechanical engineering, will join students and an alumnus in sharing personal learning strategies and tools that enable them to master valuable knowledge and skills.

As part of the MacVicar celebration, exhibits and demonstrations of technologies that support learning will be on display along the Stata Student Street, and a reception will follow the roundtable discussion at 5 p.m.

The MacVicar Faculty Fellows program was established in 1992 to honor the life and contributions of the late Margaret MacVicar, who was a professor of physical science and the first dean for undergraduate education at the time of her death in 1991.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on February 28, 2007 (download PDF).

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