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Faculty College

Scott Sagan

Faculty College brings small faculty teams together over the course of the academic year to plan, study, and develop innovative curricular and pedagogical ideas. It provides these faculty teams with the space, time, and resources to work collaboratively on projects such as:

  • new team-taught courses

  • a major change to a department's curriculum

  • new cross-disciplinary teaching endeavors

The focused time spent in Faculty College leads to critical improvements in — and spotlights the importance of — undergraduate education at Stanford. The Faculty College program has been expanded and is now subsumed by the new VPTL Annual Grant Program. 


The call for proposals for the VPTL Winter 2016 Grant Program is now closed. Please check back for updates about the next round.



Past Projects


2016-17 Faculty College Teams

  • Massively Multiplayer Humanities Can project-Based learning, Flipped Classrooms, and “Simulated Activities” transform the Humanities at Stanford?: Thomas S. Mullaney, Henry Lowood, Edith Sheffer, Robert Trujillo, Bejamin Stone, Sarah Sussman
  • Common Ground: Bridging Cultures through Spanish: Alice Miano, Vivian Brates, Citlalli Del Carpio, Kara Sanchez, Irene Carvajal
  • Human Biology Curriculum Development in Computational Biology: Annette Salmeen, Anshul Kundaje, Avanti Shrikumar, Oana Ursu
  • Developing the New Biology Intro Curriculum: Martha Cyert, Hunter Fraser, Deborah Gordon, Waheeda Khalfan, Christopher Lowe, Mary Beth Mudgett, Tim Stearns
  • Building New Scholarly Networks around Engineering Culture, Diversity, and Gender: Sheri D. Sheppard, Carol B. Muller, Shannon K. Gilmartin, Anthony Antonio, Jo Boaler, Joseph Brown, Bruce Clemens, Geoff Cohen, Patti Hanlon-Baker, Pam Hinds, Tom Kenny, Jeff Koseff, Larry Leifer, Hazel Markus, Londa Schiebinger, Candace Thille

2014-15 Faculty College Teams

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  • Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Heather Hadlock, Jennifer DeVere Brody, Valerie Miner, Yvonne Yarbro-Beharano CoursesSyllabusSyllabusBibliography
  • International Security: Scott Sagan, Kenneth Schultz, Amy Zegart, Gil-li Vardi, Martha Crenshaw, Matthew Connelly Report
  • Digital Humanities Minor: Elaine Treharne, Mark Algee-Hewitt, Zephyr Frank
  • Digital HumanitiesTech Design: Amir Eshel, Ari Kelman, Vincent Barletta, Petra Dierkes-Thrun, Michael Widner
  • Genetic Variation, Race, Society: Noah Rosenberg, Aliya Saperstein Poster
  • Eco Evo: Dmitri Petrov, Rodolfo Dirzo, Giulio De Leo Poster
  • Hopkins Marine Station: Fiorenza Micheli, Chris Lowe, Jeremy Goldbogen, Mark Denny, Stephen Palumbi

2013-14 Faculty College Teams

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  • Racial Inequality:  Jennifer Eberhardt, Rick Banks
  • Rediagonalization of the Premedical Sequence in Chemistry:  Steve Boxer, Dan Stack, Noah Burns, Megan McClory - Poster
  • Minor in the Global Middle Ages:  Bissera Pentcheva, Kathryn Starkey, Elaine Treharne - PaperFlyer
  • Human Ecology:  Jamie Holland Jones, Rebecca Bird, Giulio DeLeo, Eric Lambin, Lisa Curran
  • Immigrant Youth Service Learning Course:  Amado Padilla, Lisa Medoff, Don Barr, Fernando Mendoza -Syllabus
  • The American West: Bruce Cain, David Freyberg, Gavin Jones, David Kennedy, Alex Nemerov - Syllabus
  • Creative Writing for Creative Expression WAY:  Kirstin Valdez Quade, Brittany Perham
  • Faculty Scholars: Ran Abramitzky, Mary Beth Mudgett, Jonathan Payne, Beth Pruitt, Tim Roughgarden, Lisa Surwillo - Poster


2012-13 Faculty College Teams

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  • At the Intersection of Science, Technology, and Society: Reinventing STS One at Stanford: Paula Findlen, Jeffrey Heer, John Willinsky - Poster
  • Cultures of Knowledge: Paula Findlen, Thomas Mullaney, Reviel Netz, Robert Proctor, Jessica Riskin - Poster
  • Department of English: Michele Elam, Blair Hoxby, Gavin Jones, Judith Richardson, Blakey Vermeule
  • Food Systems: Christopher Gardner, Debra Dunn, Jay Mitchell, Patrick Archie, Matthew Rothe - Report
  • Human Trafficking and Human Rights: Historical, Legal, and Medical Issues: Katherine Jolluck, Helen Stacy, Rebecca Walker, Suzanne Lippert - Poster
  • I-Earth: Russell Berman, Alexandria Boehm, Elizabeth Hadly, James Holland Jones, Rosemary Knight -Poster
  • Paradigm Shift: Mark Applebaum, Rob Reich


2011-12 Faculty College Teams

  • Ethics of War: Professors Scott Sagan, Debra Satz, Allen Weiner, Paul Wise, and Dr. Joseph Felton
  • Division of Literatures, Cultures and Languages, new core sequence: Professors Dominic Brookshaw, Adrian Daub, Monika Greenleaf, Sepp Gumbrecht, Hector Hoyos, and Laura Wittman
  • Electrical Engineering, new energy and environment track: Professors Bert Hesselink, John Pauly, Olav Solgaard, and Howard Zebker
  • Social Animals, Social Revolutions, and Social Networks: Professors Dan Edelstein, Deborah Gordon, and Eric Roberts
  • Integrating Design into Bioengineering Major: Professors David Camarillo, Drew Endy, Christina Smolke, and Paul Yock
  • Integrated Learning Environments in the Arts: Professors Jonathan Berger, Janice Ross, and Bryan Wolf