Teaching and Students

Stanford admits 743 early applicants to the Class of 2019

Stanford has sent acceptance letters to 743 high school students who sought admission to the Class of 2019 under the university's early admission program.

Stanford forms new Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning

By combining resources of the Center for Teaching and Learning, parts of Academic Computing Services, the CourseWork engineering team and the Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning, the new organization will provide better coordination between groups that support teaching, learning and reaching learners online.

Harry Elam speaking to the Faculty Senate / Photo: L.A. Cicero

Faculty survey finds high engagement, interest in undergraduate teaching

Stanford faculty members want to spend more time teaching undergraduates and are interested in improving the way they teach, but the professoriate also recommends that teaching receive more recognition within the university culture, according to the first systematic study of undergraduate teaching across all seven Stanford schools.

Emily Witt and Maya Krishnan

Two Stanford seniors awarded 2015 Rhodes Scholarships

The prestigious scholarships provide all expenses for two or three years of study at the University of Oxford.

Composite of Maya Krishnan and Emily Witt

Two Stanford seniors awarded 2015 Rhodes Scholarships

The prestigious scholarships provide all expenses for two or three years of study at the University of Oxford.

Professor Sheri Sheppard

Stanford mechanical engineer Sheri Sheppard named U.S. professor of the year

Sheri Sheppard receives a national honor for her innovative approach to teaching undergraduate students in a hands-on, problem-solving way that transforms large classes into small group learning laboratories.    Video

members of Stanford Symphony Orchestra rehearsing / Kurt Hickman

Stanford Symphony Orchestra performs Mahler's Symphony No. 6

The Stanford Symphony Orchestra of 120 musicians recently came together at Bing Concert Hall to rehearse for a performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 6.  Video

music class and technology class  / Jay LeBoeuf

Stanford and Warner make music – leaders

A new collaboration between Stanford and the music industry will cultivate the next generation of leaders in the music world.

Stanford Law School

Stanford research suggests ways to close the gender gap in law schools

New Stanford research shows how class size and grading methods play important roles in reducing gender gaps in professional school settings.

Susan Fleischmann talking to the Faculty Senate./ Photo: L. A. Cicero

Faculty Senate hears update on student judicial affairs process

Improving overall understanding of the Fundamental Standard and Honor Code is important, the senate hears. Meanwhile, the Office of Community Standards also is working to identify further ways of strengthening the process for student conduct cases.

student controlling quadcopter with phone / Nora Sweeny

Learning to fly: Stanford engineering students master mechaphonics by building quadcopters

In mechanical engineering course ME 202, students learn how to turn open-source smartphone operating systems into powerful control of mechatronic devices.  Video

Students researching plants growing on cooled lava / Photo: Bjorn Carey

Study in paradise: Stanford professors turn Hawaii into a living science classroom

Students in the School of Earth Science's Wrigley Field Program in Hawaii spend the quarter measuring vegetation, coral reefs and volcanoes to understand the dynamics of one of the planet's most interesting ecosystems.  Video

teachers in a classroom / Courtesy Stanford Graduate School of Education

Hollyhock Fellowship brings promising educators to Stanford

The Stanford Hollyhock Fellowship Program aims to encourage, support and recognize early career high school teachers and provide them with rich learning opportunities.  Video

Graduating senior athletes

High marks for Stanford in NCAA graduation report

The Stanford University department of athletics registered an overall graduation rate of 98 percent in the latest Graduation Success Rate (GSR) report released by the NCAA.

Stanford provost announces Bass University Fellows in Undergraduate Education

The program recognizes faculty for extraordinary contributions to undergraduate education.