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Professor Donald Knuth's 22nd Annual Christmas Lecture: Hamiltonian Paths in Antiquity

Thursday, December 8, 2016 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
NVIDIA Auditorium
Stanford students, faculty, staff, public are welcome! VR Live Stream
You are cordially invited to attend the 22nd annual Christmas Tree lecture given by Donald Knuth, Stanford emeritus professor, and author of "The Art of Computer Programming". This year's program will be on William Rowan Hamilton, celebrated… Details

E312/VPTL312 Final Poster Presentation

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm
VPTL, 408 Panama Mall, 1st floor, open space
Join us as students enrolled in the E312/VPTL312 class, offer their final poster presentations. Details

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

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Lathrop 135
The ability to create an effective syllabus is critical to the development of a successful course, and it is also important in the academic job search and your future academic position. In this workshop, we will discuss the process of… Details


Wednesday, November 30, 2016 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Bishop Auditorium, Lathrop Learning Hub
Open to Student, Staff, Faculty Please RSVP
EVERY SETBACK IS AN OPPORTUNITY “Fail early, fail often” is the motto of many inventors, educators, and scholars. Studies show that setbacks and subsequent reflection are integral parts of success. Learning from setbacks we encounter — and… Details

Time Management for Grad Students

Thursday, November 3, 2016 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Graduate Community Center, Havana Room
Free to Graduate Students Please RSVP
Fight fatigue and procrastination with these time management tips! Come hear from an Academic Coach on how to take control of your schedule and build in balance. Details

Writing a Compelling Teaching Statement

Thursday, November 3, 2016 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BEAM (former CDC) 1st-Floor Conference Room
Please pre-register
Writing effectively about your teaching is an important skill that you will need for the academic job search, grant submissions, and your future academic position. In this workshop, led by Dr. Mariatte Denman, from the VPTL, we will discuss a… Details

Canvas Campus Connect Event - Fall 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lathrop 135
Please register
VPTL’s Canvas team invites Stanford faculty and instructional staff to learn more and get updates about the campus-wide transition from the CourseWork learning management system to Canvas. We’ll provide key tips for a smooth migration from… Details

Welcome to Teaching at Stanford

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Hartley Conference Center, Mitchell Earth Sciences Building
Faculty and lecturers new to Stanford. Lunch provides, limited seating. Please RVSP.
An opportunity for new faculty and lecturers to hear about the resources that support teaching at Stanford and talk to others who have successfully navigated their early teaching experiences here. Workshop facilitated by: Jennifer Randall… Details

Getting Started with Canvas for TAs

Monday, October 17, 2016 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lathrop 135
For Grad Students & Postdocs. Light refreshments, please RSVP
Are you new to Canvas, Stanford’s Learning Management System? Do you want to learn the Canvas essentials? In this session we’ll provide an overview of the key Canvas features for supporting communication, collaboration, and engagement in your… Details

Inclusive Classroom Practices

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Hartley Conference Center, Mitchell Earth Sciences Building
For Stanford Faculty, Lecturers and Teaching Staff. Lunch provided, limited seating. Please RSVP
We will explore how our everyday teaching practices can be more inclusive for all students in a variety of disciplines and class formats. Workshop facilitated by: Jennifer Randall Crosby, Director of Faculty and Lecturer Teaching Programs, VPTL… Details