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Course Design Institute 2022

The CTL Course Design Institute (CDI) is a multi-day workshop that provides Stanford faculty and lecturers with a collaborative environment in which to design a new course—or modify an existing course—optimized for student inclusion, learning, and engagement.

CDI will run September 7 to September 9, 2022. Due to limited spaces, admission is by application only by 5 p.m. PDT on Monday, August 8, 2022.

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IDEAL Pedagogy

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Applications for the summer learning community and fall 2022 program for teams are now open

Grads can now apply to join the IDEAL Pedagogy team

The IDEAL Pedagogy program provides a unified curriculum around inclusive and equitable pedagogy to represent all dimensions of diversity, promote student belonging, and equalize access for all students.

Aligned with Stanford University’s Presidential IDEAL initiative—Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access in a Learning Environment—and CTL’s core mission to support evidence-based and inclusive instruction, the program is designed for instructors from all seven schools.

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Program Goals and Format

Through participation in IDEAL Pedagogy, instructors will be able to:

  • Integrate diverse examples, peoples, and texts into your course design (Module 1: Including Diverse Representation)
  • Encourage learning and sharing with peers through group work and discussion (Module 2: Integrating Peer-to-Peer Learning)
  • Enact and uphold a classroom culture of respect for all students (Module 3: Creating a Positive Community)
  • Provide accessible resources and connections to meet the needs of all students (Module 4: Making Success Accessible)
  • Design varied activities and assessments for students to engage in learning (Module 5: Giving Inclusive Assessments)
  • Identify and defuse racist practices in course design and instruction (Module 6: Anti-Racist Pedagogy)
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Three Options for Participation

  1. Any member of the Stanford community can enroll in our Canvas course for self-paced learning about equitable teaching practices. Those who complete all activities and modules of the course within two consecutive academic quarters can receive a CTL completion certificate as evidence of teaching development.
  2. Individual instructors (faculty, lecturers, and graduate instructors) can join our summer learning community organized around the Canvas course, to share ideas, address questions, and apply what they learn. Apply now to join our Summer 2022 learning community (applications due 5 p.m. PDT on June 10, 2022).
  3. Departments and programs committed to creating an enduring culture of inclusive teaching can form a team to complete a pedagogical project. Projects can be anything from redesigning a gateway course to developing shared assessment rubrics.

Applications for our Fall Quarter 2022 cohort are now open. Since campus members disperse over the summer, we encourage those interested to form a team and submit an application by the end of the spring quarter. Preview the application questions, and submit an application for your department or program team. Applications are considered on a rolling basis until 5 p.m. PDT on August 22, 2022.

Note that CTL prioritizes teams that include both students and longer-term faculty, lecturers, and staff.

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Upcoming Events and Due Dates

Spring 2022 Weekly Events

All events will be online in Zoom.

Join the IDEAL Pedagogy Workshop Series Online



Time (PT)

Workshop 1: Including Diverse Representation

Tuesday, April 12

3–4 p.m.

Workshop 2: Integrating Peer-to-Peer Learning

Thursday, April 21

1–2 p.m.

Workshop 3: Creating a Positive Course Community

Wednesday, April 27

3–4 p.m.

Workshop 4: Making Success Accessible
Canceled due to unforeseen circumstances

Tuesday, May 3

2–3 p.m.

Workshop 5: Giving Inclusive Assessments

Monday, May 9

10–11 a.m.

Workshop 6: Anti-Racist Pedagogy

Monday, May 16

11 a.m – 12 noon

Spring Program Showcase

September 2022

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Graduate Students: Join CTL’s IDEAL Pedagogy Team

Are you a doctoral student who would like to help lead campus efforts to provide all Stanford students with an inclusive and equitable education? Join the IDEAL Pedagogy team as a Graduate Associate or a Graduate Coordinator.

While the work of both positions overlaps, the associate position focuses on developing new pedagogical resources and the coordinator position focuses on guiding internal teamwork and communicating with campus audiences. 

Associate IDEAL Pedagogy Graduate Associate New pedagogical resources
Coordinator IDEAL Pedagogy Graduate Coordinator Teamwork and communications


For additional questions about the IDEAL Pedagogy program and how to get involved, or for help developing a Fall Quarter 2022 department or program project proposal, please contact:

Kritika Yegnashankaran

Kritika Yegnashankaran
Associate Director, Faculty and Lecturer Programs

Interested in joining our IDEAL Pedagogy Mailing List?

Please email Kritika Yegnashankaran, Associate Director of Faculty and Lecturer Programs, at

Our Student Team

Our current student team
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Leslie Espinoza Campomanes

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Sandra Valente

Leslie Luqueno

Leslie Luqueño 

Matthew Palmer

Matthew Palmer 

Past Contributors

  • Ashley Song (alumna; former undergraduate and Masters student)
  • Catherine Stark (alumna; former PhD student)
  • Judy Nguyen (PhD student)
  • Malia Jane Mendez (undergraduate student)
  • Melissa Ko (former instructor and CTL lecturer-consultant)
  • Selaine Rodriguez (undergraduate student)
  • Yunxin Li (PhD student)