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The resources listed here include offices, articles, websites, slides, and other sources of information useful to graduate students. Use the search to find what you're looking for.

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Cardinal at Work Email Lists

Cardinal at Work--the office that aims to create a unified experience of community among Stanford's employees--hosts several email lists, which are also available for graduate students to join. In particular, if you are a parent or caregiver, you may find these email lists useful as you navigate life at Stanford.  

Last modified 04/01/2017

Preparing for an Academic Job Talk

Giving an academic job talk as part of an on-campus interview can be a great way to showcase your research and experience to prospective employers. Read this article from BEAM, accessed through Handshake (you will need to set up an account, if you have not already done so), for some quick tips and strategies to help you prepare for this exciting venture!

Last modified 08/31/2016

Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management

This book is a resource for postdoctoral and early-career faculty on crucial aspects of directing and managing a research lab. An initiative of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund and HHMI, Making the Right Moves covers diverse topics such as applying for faculty jobs, laboratory leadership, staffing, getting funded, time management, and setting up collaborations. This book is also an excellent reference for advanced doctoral students interested in improving their research management skills, for both academic and non-academic settings.

Used by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs Scientific Management Series, the entire PDF book as well as individual chapters can be downloaded for free on the HHMI website. A Chinese translation is also available.

Last modified 01/03/2017

Memorable Lectures

This edition of the Speaking of Teachingnewsletter draws from research on teaching and learning to help TAs and instructors plan and deliver engaging lectures. Includes strategies for getting and keeping students' attention and maximizing their retention of material. 

Last modified 08/13/2014

Stanford Off-Campus Learning Opportunities (SOLO)

Interested in pursuing internships, research projects, and/or public service beyond Stanford? Check out SOLO, Stanford's central location for off-campus learning opportunities. Search the platform by keyword or by location to find hundreds of learning opportunities across the United States and the world. Opportunities are posted by over 30 departments and academic units at Stanford, so you will be sure to find a wide range of interesting chances to take you beyond the Farm.  

Last modified 01/04/2018

Become a Graduate Student Affiliate at the Clayman Institute

Does your research involve gender? Become a graduate affiliate with the Clayman Institute for Gender Research. Clayman affiliated graduate students have access to various fellowship and award opportunitites through the institute. Additionally, affiliates receive GenderNews, the bi-monthly email publication of the Clayman Institute. Joining is easy--learn more at the Clayman Institute website.

Last modified 09/06/2016

List of Shared Research Facilities

Looking for equipment or a facility for your research project? This list of shared campus resources from DoResearch might have what you need. 

Last modified 09/03/2015

Responsible Conduct of Research at Stanford

Stanford DoResearch's Responsible Conduct of Research is a centralized reference for all university policies, regulatory training requirements and resources on ethically responsible research. Here you'll find answers to any questions you may have about required compliance training, PI eligibility and exceptions, PI financial basics, conflicts of interest, protocols, safety, intellectual property, among others. Open to all, it is particularly directed at Stanford students and postdocs.

Last modified 08/14/2014

Active Learning Observation Guide

Research has shown that listening to a lecture does not promote learning as well as active learning techniques. A leader in the field of physics and science education, Stanford professor and Nobel laureate Carl Wieman has created an observation guide to help develop active learning classroom environments and evaluate their effectiveness. If you are looking to improve your teaching and enhance your students' learning, check out Professor Wieman's observation guide, provided by the VPTL.

Last modified 10/06/2016

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

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