Empowering the Teachers is a teaching fellowship that enables outstanding young Nigerian & Ugandan faculty in science and engineering to collaborate with MIT faculty to develop new curriculum and teaching methods. The program is a collaboration of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI) and its corporate partner Total. Professor Akintunde Ibitayo Akinwande, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, is the Director of the MISTI Empowering the Teachers Program.
Empowering the Teachers will select up to twelve outstanding young faculty fellows from the disciplines of electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering, mechanical engineering and petroleum engineering in Nigerian or Ugandan universities to spend a semester at MIT in 2014. Selected fellows will observe instruction in their disciplines and work as a group to prepare innovative curricula and approaches to teaching that can be introduced into their home universities on their return.