Minerva Project Announces Annual $500,000 Prize for Professors: Measured how?

May 17, 2013 at 1:48 am 3 comments

How would one measure extraordinary, innovative teaching?  We have a difficult time measuring regular teaching!

The Minerva Project, a San Francisco venture with lofty but untested plans to redefine higher education, said on Monday that starting next year it would award an annual $500,000 prize to a faculty member at any institution in the world who has demonstrated extraordinary, innovative teaching.

via Minerva Project Announces Annual $500,000 Prize for Professors – NYTimes.com.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Greg Wilson  |  May 17, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Five bucks says “innovative” turns out to be “used technology we can build a startup around, and gave an eloquent TED talk”.

    • 2. Mark Guzdial  |  May 17, 2013 at 8:16 am

      I wish WordPress supported “like” buttons on comments :-). I’m sure I’d lose if I took that bet, Greg.

  • 3. Mark Urban-Lurain  |  May 17, 2013 at 9:21 am

    I agree with Greg.

    How about a prize for innovative student learning?


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