Introductory Courses

Nov 29, 2012
Large lecture classes for beginning students are a fact of life.  Their scale offers huge rewards, like watching a large group of people taking command of a new toolkit for thinking.   It also offers (at least)  three challenges:  keeping students
Jan 26, 2012
In my large mathematics course for incoming graduate students, I'm math instructor, swim coach,and cheerleader, and I love it.  I’ll share my thoughts on how to help new graduate students overcome common anxieties and thrive, and why I regularly j
Feb 10, 2011
In this talk I will discuss some of the issues faced by the Math Department in designing and teaching the Math 50 series.  Many of these issues likely arise in any large course whose students are primarily not majoring in the discipline.  These is
Feb 14, 2008
Last year's self-study of the Introduction to the Humanities Program (IHUM) sheds light on a long-standing Stanford tradition but also identifies challenges for undergraduate education more broadly.
Jan 26, 2006
Textbooks seem to become ever more voluminous, yet most students also value a concise explanation.


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