Teaching Resources

Arts Intensive is committed to supporting an intensive learning experience for students and an exceptional teaching experience for faculty.

  • Instructors select two undergraduate or graduate students to serve as Arts Intensive Program Assistants (AIPAs) to provide teaching and program support. AIPAs live in program housing with their students, hold office hours in the dorm, and provide other out-of-class leadership.
  • Course supplies and enhancement funding are provided for guest speakers, field trips, and presentation of the students’ course projects.
  • Curriculum development assistance is funded for faculty to hire a student in the spring or summer.
  • September Studies staff provide support for all course administration, including ordering books, arranging classrooms, and setting up field trips.

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Important Dates

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August 30 - September 18, 2020



January 31:  Course descriptions, syllabus, and enrollment cap due.  Course revisions or edits for Returning Faculty also due.

February: Student Staff Recruitment

March 2: Texbook Titles and other course materials due

March 9: Student staff selections due (Available online at Faculty Review of Student Staff Applications or via email artsintensive@stanford.edu)

April 7: Student Application Deadline

April 27: Faculty enrollment selections due. Review of  Student Applications is Available online (Link for faculty review of student applications)

Mid May:  Course Meetings

August 31: First Day of AI Class

September 17, 2020: Arts Intensive Showcase

Program Dates

Student Arrival Date: August 30, 2020, Noon-5:00PM

AI Dorm Meeting: 7 pm

Classes Begin: August 31, 2020 (check with faculty for time)

AI Opening Event: August 31, 2020, 4:00PM

Students and AIPAs Move to their On-Campus Fall Housing Assignments: September 12, 2020

AI Showcase and Program Ends: September 17, 2020

Stanford University First Day of Classes: September 21, 2020