Contact Introductory Seminars

Introductory Seminars Offices

Address:
Sweet Hall, Second Floor
590 Escondido Mall
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-3068
Mail Code: 3068

Phone:
(650) 724-2405

Email (General inquiries & Enrollment): 
introsems@stanford.edu

Reimbursement for an IntroSem Mentoring Meal:
Contact sisbusiness@stanford.edu to submit itemized receipts and a list of attendees for a class meal, a pre-authorized program expense ($25 per individual, including tax and tip).  Learn more first.

Submit a new course:
Visit Submit a New Introductory Seminar to learn the procedure.

Introductory Seminars Program Administration

Lisa Surwillo
Faculty Director, Introductory Seminars & Sophomore College
(650) 723-1069

Parna Sengupta
Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education in SIS and SIS Director
(650) 723-9378

Lauri S. Dietz
Associate Director, Introductory Seminars & Faculty Development
Contact for supplemental funding requests for class activities. Learn more first.
Contact for new course consultation or redesigning a previously offered seminar and for information about IntroSems Plus. Learn more first.

Lindsay Garratt
Student Services Officer
Contact for course administration, sign up, or enrollment questions. For *department course admins*, learn more first.

Sara Trujillo
Finance and Administrative Coordinator
Contact for questions about CDAs. Learn more and request a CDA first.

Beth Seltzer
Academic Technology Specialist
Contact for developing instructional technology tools in the classroom. Learn more first.

Student Employment Opportunities

Course Development Assistant Plus (CDA+)

Cover letter and resume due by 12PM Pacific Time on Friday, August 13, 2021

Apply Here

Job Description

As a Course Development Assistant Plus (CDA+) for the Introductory Seminars program (IntroSems), you will collaborate with the IntroSems team, including other CDA+s, CDAs, and administrators, to provide ongoing pedagogical, technical, and logistical support for instructors teaching IntroSems. Specifically, you will be trained in evidence-based practices on how to create inclusive learning environments and work closely with instructors to incorporate those principles into the course design, assignments, and activities of assigned IntroSems. For example, you may help with the setup of the Canvas course site, the creation of informal assessments of student learning, the arrangements for a field trip, or the training of students on how to use programs to complete multimodal projects (e.g., podcasts or websites). If you enjoy learning and collaborating with others to create welcoming, dynamic learning spaces, then this is the position for you. You do not necessarily need to come in with knowledge about teaching, learning, and academic technology. We are looking for people with an openness to learn, research, experiment, and problem-solve. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with one or more IntroSem instructor each quarter to assist on the design and implementation of the course based on instructor need (e.g., Canvas, Poll Everywhere, in class activities, field trip planning, guest speaker arrangements). 
  • Attend and participate in weekly team meetings with other IntroSems CDAs, CDA+s, and administrators. 
  • Mentor CDAs, who are hired and supervised by instructors to support a specific course as opposed to by the IntroSems program. You will be the point person for one or more CDA to provide guidance, advice, and support as they perform their CDA responsibilities. 
  • Attend quarterly training sessions to expand and deepen your expertise around teaching, learning, and technology within the context of small seminars.
  • Perform other program administrative or mentoring duties as assigned.

Position Reports To: Beth Seltzer, SIS Academic Technology Specialist

Time Commitment: 5-10 hours/week starting September 1, 2021. 

Starting Rate: $18/hour

Eligibility

  • Stanford undergraduate student enrolled Autumn Quarter 2021.
  • Must have completed three quarters at Stanford.
  • Available for 5 hrs/week minimum. Position term is flexible, with the option to continue in future quarters. 
  • Must be available for online training September 7-10, 2021.

IntroSems Plus Peer Mentor

Cover letter and resume due by 12PM Pacific Time on Friday, August 13, 2021
 

Apply Here

Job Description

As a peer mentor for the IntroSems Plus program, you will collaborate with the IntroSems Plus team, including other peer mentors and administrators, to provide ongoing support, encouragement, and guidance to the students participating in the IntroSems Plus program. Specifically, you will be a resource for students as they work with their faculty mentors on projects to help them develop as researchers. If you enjoy helping others on their own personal paths of learning and growth, then this is the position for you.

Job Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with other peer mentors and the IntroSems Plus administrative team to plan the quarterly curriculum for students, including orientation/meeting agendas and program requirements.
  • Attend and participate in the three quarterly all-cohort meetings as well as weekly check-ins with mentees
  • Coach students on completing their program digital portfolios and achieving the goals they set for themselves.
  • Complete your own digital portfolio that documents your peer mentoring philosophy and program goals
  • Perform other program administrative or mentoring duties as assigned.

Eligibility

  • Stanford undergraduate student enrolled Autumn Quarter 2021.
  • Must have completed three quarters at Stanford.
  • Available for 5 hrs/week minimum. Position term is flexible, with the option to continue in future quarters. 
  • Must be available for online training Week of September 13th, 2021.