For Department Course Administrators

Stanford Introductory Studies (SIS) in VPUE coordinates the Introductory Seminars offered by departments and programs from all seven schools. Department and program faculty are invited to submit courses, primarily between January 1 and March 15. Submitted seminars will be part of next year's curriculum contingent on department chair and decanal approvals.  

The SIS IntroSems Program handles outreach and enrollment in the seminars. Course creation and class record maintenance, scheduling, and classroom reservation are the responsibility of the primary offering department or program.

Adding an IntroSem during the Current Academic Year

If your department wants to add an IntroSem after phase 1 of the curriculum development process (after Mar 15), please send your request to Lauri Dietz, Associate Director of Introductory Seminars & Faculty Development, and copy Also complete the new seminar webform.