Development of Educational Programs and Curriculum Materials

Sometimes, an outside organization—such as a philanthropic foundation or another educational institution—may engage and fund MIT to develop and deliver educational programs and curriculum materials for public dissemination or for use by the funding organization.

Agreement Types

Agreements to develop educational programs, teaching materials, and/or curriculum govern the arrangements whereby an outside organization engages an MIT department, lab, or center—or an MIT faculty member—to develop educational materials.

Where to get help:

For customized professional education or executive education programs:

For development of curriculum or teaching materials by MIT departments, labs, centers, or faculty:

Publication and authorship agreements govern agreements by MIT authors to create copyrightable works for outside organizations and the assignment of copyright from MIT authors to publishers. The MIT Libraries and the Office of the General Counsel provide resources and advice on copyright issues for MIT authors.

Where to get help:

Links to MIT offices that develop educational programs and materials: