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Team Dynamics (Voice & Influence Series)

How does one become a more effective team leader and member? A high-performing team leverages the individual expertise of team members. University of Virginia professor Melissa Thomas-Hunt details factors that undermine team performance, such as mistaking shared information for critical information and overweighting the contributions of high-status members. Thomas-Hunt offers solutions for overcoming these barriers to success by fully valuing members' unique forms of expertise.

Last modified 08/18/2014

Teaching Talk

The Teaching Commons's informative and expansive blog, Teaching Talk, collects and posts teaching-related articles, videos, event summaries, and more. Check back often for updates, and be sure to look through the blog if you have teaching questions, as you're likely to find an article that can help!

Last modified 08/20/2014

Hume Digital Media Consulting

Digital Media Consultants provide all graduate students with individual consulting to build stronger arguments in digital media. Digital Media Consultants consult on slideware (Powerpoint, Keynote, Prezi), video projects, websites and blogs, audio essays/podcasts, digital photography and research posters/flyers. They can help with concept planning and working collaboratively, analyzing and incorporating multimedia, and give you ways to enhance the persusasiveness of your digital argument.

Consultations are by appointment only, in 30 minute or one hour blocks.

Last modified 08/06/2014

CCNY-Stanford Exchange

The CCNY-Stanford Exchange is an initiative to diversify the tenured humanities professoriate. CCNY undergraduates from underrepresented and first-generation college backgrounds are given the opportunity to conduct graduate-level humanities research. Undergraduates live in residence at Stanford for eight weeks, are advised by faculty and graduate student mentors, and then present their work at a concluding symposium. The teaching exchange sends up to 6 Stanford humanities graduate students to teach at the City College of New York in the fall. An excellent opportunity to broaden your teaching and mentorship experience.

If interested in participating, please contact the program director, Associate Prof. R. Lanier Anderson of the Philosophy Department.

Last modified 08/28/2014

Course Preparation Resources

Whether you're planning a new course or improving one you've taught already, these Teaching Commons resources can help make your preparation more effective. Includes a step-by-step course preparation handbook as well as specialized guides for course design, syllabus construction, and working with students with disabilities. Individual consultations are available by request. 

Last modified 08/11/2014

Case Questions Interactive

Case interviews are a common component of job searches in consulting, technology, and business management fields. Case Questions Interactive can help you prepare for these interviews with practice drills, examples, and tips.

Last modified 09/09/2015

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

Through Stanford's institutional membership, all graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty have access to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD), which provides professional development, training, and mentoring. NCFDD resources are broadly applicable across academic disciplines and include a range of topics such as time management, overcoming academic perfectionism, how to develop a daily writing plan, how to write grant proposals, and more. These resources offer concrete guidance that could increase your productivity and your sense of well-being.

NCFDD member resources include:

How to Activate Your Stanford Sponsored Membership:

  1. Go to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity website (
  2. Select the “Become a Member” tab and choose “Individual Membership”
  3. On the Individual Membership page, select “Join Now”
  4. On the “Select Your Member Type” page, select “Institutional Sub-Account”
  5.  On the “Select a Username” page, use your institution issued e-mail address in the Username box
  6. Complete the registration process

You will receive a welcome e-mail within 24 business hours confirming that your account is now active and you can begin fully using your new NCFDD membership.

NCFDD is led by its founder, Kerry Ann Rockquemore, who was a tenured professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago before leaving to focus her energy on the programs of the NCFDD.

Last modified 09/15/2014

StoryViz: Communication Redesigned

StoryViz is a course about communication with intention. It focuses on redesigning the means, methods, and content of communication all around us through storytelling, graphic and media design, and performance.This course is about practicing principles rather than acquiring technical skills. It is capped at 24 students and is by application only. Open to all students.

Last modified 08/13/2014

Designing Effective Discussion Questions

This Teaching Commons resource can help you learn to ask questions that promote thoughtful, active course discussions. Includes an overview of question types and their use as well as brief advice on discussion management. 

Last modified 09/24/2015

Clinical Research Training and Education

Spectrum: The Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Research and Education, offers Stanford postdoctoral fellows abundant resources for professional development, including advanced educational programs and training in different translational research areas. You can also find resources to help you find a mentor at Stanford.

Last modified 11/19/2014