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Resilience: How to Bounce Back: Deadline

Resilience is the ability to bounce back in the face of life’s challenges, whether these challenges are getting a poor test grade, breaking-up with a significant other, battling illness, or taking on any number of other tough events. In this course students study insights from the emerging field of resilience to learn about and practice the skills that allow them to bounce back more quickly and effectively from life’s setbacks.

12@12 / 12@6: Deadline

Connect with a diverse group of graduate students to informally discuss "big questions."

Over lunch at 12 PM or dinner at 6 PM, 12 students and a faculty or staff facilitator choose complex, real-world questions to discuss over the course of multiple sessions.

TA Orientation 2016

Each year, on the Friday before classes begin in Autumn Quarter, VPTL presents a TA Orientation for all who will be TAing in the coming year.

2016 TA ORIENTATION: Friday, Sept. 23, 2016

This TA Orientation is the only one VPTL offers for the academic year, so be sure to attend no matter what quarter you'll be teaching. Experienced TAs are welcome, too. (Please also check with your department for departmental orientation/training.)

This event begins with breakfast at 7:30 and continues with talks and small workshops until 12:00 noon.

Deadline: Liberal Arts Diversity Officers: Faculty Recruitment to Enhance Diversity at Liberal Arts Colleges

The Liberal Arts Diversity Officers (LADO) is a consortium of chief diversity officers and faculty working to promote best practices and innovative strategies in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education. They are interested in diversifying faculty membership at their respective liberal arts institutions. Join LADO representatives to learn more about academic careers and how to prepare for faculty positions at liberal arts colleges.

Liberal Arts Diversity Officers: Faculty Recruitment to Enhance Diversity at Liberal Arts Colleges

The Liberal Arts Diversity Officers (LADO) is a consortium of chief diversity officers and faculty working to promote best practices and innovative strategies in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education. They are interested in diversifying faculty membership at their respective liberal arts institutions. Join LADO representatives to learn more about academic careers and how to prepare for faculty positions at liberal arts colleges.

12@12 / 12@6: Deadline

Wondering what other graduate students are thinking?  Interested in discussing "big questions" with a diverse group of students?

Apply to join a 12@12 or 12@6 group!

Over lunch at 12 noon, or dinner at 6 PM, 12 students and a faculty or staff facilitator choose complex real-world questions to discuss over five meetings. This open-ended format appeals to students who enjoy tackling gnarly questions and who are open to challenges to their own worldviews.

Leadership Dinner: Rick Lowe

Leadership Dinners bring proven leaders from various arenas together with a small group of graduate students for dinner and informal discussion about what it means to be a leader and to lead organizations, movements, and people.

Rick Lowe, 2015 Mimi and Peter E. Haas Distinguished Visitor

Rick Lowe is a Houston-based artist, whose Project Row Houses is considered an important example of social-practice art. In 2014, he was among the 21 people awarded a MacArthur "genius" fellowship.

2015 ATXpo (Academic Technology Expo)

The 2015 ATXpo is a one-day event that will bring together faculty members, instructors, students, and staff from Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley and San Jose State University to share, discuss, and promote effective practices for teaching and learning with technology. The ATXpo is a featured event of Stanford’s Year of Learning, a year-long series of events for the Stanford community, engaging faculty, instructors, students, and staff in examining teaching, learning and plans for the future.

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