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Learning for social good: beyond human centered design

Friday, April 5, 2019 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Studio 1, the
Academia has long used outside communities for research and education. However, not all of these interactions have been beneficial, and sometimes communities have been inadvertently exploited for student learning without leading to long term… Details

Spring Quarter TA Orientation

Monday, April 1, 2019 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tresidder Memorial Union, Second Floor
Each quarter, VPTL hosts a TA Orientation to help prepare graduate students to teach at Stanford. This event is highly recommended for all new TAs and is also open to returning TAs, postdocs, and other members of the campus community. This… Details

Designing an Effective Syllabus: A Workshop for Graduate Students and Post-Docs

Monday, February 25, 2019 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
408 Panama Mall, Basement Room 001
Presenters: Tim Randazzo, Director of Graduate Teaching and Peer Learning Programs, Center for Teaching and Learning, VPTL Alyson Melzer, PhD candidate, Department of Classics The ability to create an effective syllabus is critical to the… Details

Winter Quarter TA Orientation

Friday, January 11, 2019 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tresidder Memorial Union, Second Floor
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Winter Orientation Schedule 12:30-1:00 PM: Check-in and Light Refreshments (Outside Oak West, Second Floor of Tresidder Memorial Union) 1:00-1:50 PM: Opening Session (Oak West) Welcome to Teaching at Stanford Effective Teaching: Advice from… Details

FREE ENERGY WEBINAR: The Next Big Opportunities in Energy Storage

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Learn about the latest trends in energy storage and its effect on global markets. Join rising Materials Science star and Center Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy, William Chueh, as he discusses the growth of energy storage and new… Details

Stanford I Screwed Up! Movie Night

Thursday, October 18, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Roble Theater
Free Admission and Free Popcorn!
SISU is an annual event commemorating and celebrating the ‘epic failures’ in our lives. Students from across campus come together and share experiences through storytelling, comedy, poetry, song, and spoken word. Join us on October 18 for Movie… Details

Innovation Grant Informational Session

Friday, October 12, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
408 Panama Mall, First Floor Open Space
Join us for an informational session for faculty interested in submitting a Preliminary Proposal for the VPTL Innovation Grant Program. Preliminary Proposals are due November 15. This information session will be a great way for you to ask… Details

Experiments in Learning - Lunch Series

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Faculty Club
Interested in learning about what your colleagues are doing in the classroom to stimulate student learning and engagement? Join us for a monthly lunch series at the Faculty Club to hear about innovative approaches used by Stanford instructors… Details

"Here and Now - Moving Toward Justice" The 2018 Sally Dickson Lecture on Diversity, Inclusion and Reflection

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cubberley Auditorium
Free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. A reception will follow the keynote and Q&A.
The Third Annual Sally Dickson Lecture on Diversity, Inclusion and Reflection will feature Lateefah Simon, a nationally acclaimed civil rights and social justice activist and community organizer. Simon is currently president of the Akonadi… Details

InclusiviTea Spring Gathering: "Beginnings"

Friday, May 4, 2018 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Old Union Ballroom
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What is InclusiviTea? InclusiviTea is a shared experience that welcomes all members of the Stanford community, recognizing the great diversity of life experience and backgrounds from which we have come together. Our tea gatherings are a chance… Details