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Jane Stanford with her infant son, Leland Jr.

Why Look Back When Moving Forward?

Here's the debut issue of New Lines, Stanford Digital Education's newsletter. While our team is devoted to innovation to advance education, the e-news launch honors Jane Stanford. Vice Provost Matthew Rascoff's welcome note explains why. 
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Students and teacher of Stanford computer science class at Birmingham Community Charter High School in November 2021

High School Students Join 'Stanford Family'

Students from high schools serving low-income communities celebrate successful completion of Stanford’s first nationwide dual-enrollment computer science course. 
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Changing Course: A Spotlight on Innovation in Instruction

Stanford Lecturer Waheeda Khalfan flips the script in her novel biology class on COVID-19 and discovery.
Read more here.

Elina Thadhan,pictured on a laptop, teaches a CS 105 section over Zoom.

Alumni Play Key Role in Low-income High School Outreach

As part of an effort to make college pathways more equitable and accessible, alumni co-teach a computer science course that has long been a Stanford staple for undergraduates.
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Person faced with a maze

Research Vital to Build New Education Pathways for 'Working Learners'

A new report, co-authored by Stanford scholars, advises National Science Foundation on building an applied science to support adults without post-secondary degrees, or “working learners.”
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Mitchell Stevens, a Stanford professor of education who was an architect of the NSF report, discusses why researchers are looking to develop an alternative to the "college-for-all" approach that has long been considered the basis for upward mobility in the United States.
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What We're Reading: A Sampling from Our Team

Stanford Digital Education's Annie Sadler shares her recent reading, including a report on blurring the line between high school and college,  a case study on scaling Hi-Flex courses post-pandemic and a novella about a monk and a robot.
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Davarian Baldwin, Ronald Daniels and Sekile Nzinga are speakers in the book conversation series Academic Innovation for the Public Good

Academic Innovation for the Public Good: First 3 Authors

The online author-conversation series, Academic Innovation for the Public Good, began with Trinity College Professor Davarian Baldwin on January 26 (recording available). Up next are Ronald Daniels, president of Johns Hopkins University, and Sekile Nzinga, chief equity officer for the State of Illinois. 
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In the Media

Recent stories and podcasts about Stanford Digital Education.

A new way to talk about new books about academic innovationInside Higher Ed, Jan. 20, 2022

The future of digital educationSchool's In (podcast), Nov. 17, 2021

Stanford joins group offering classes to disadvantaged high-school studentsWall Street Journal, Oct. 25, 2021


Feb. 16
Deadline for presentation proposals for the 2022 Pandemic Pedagogy Research Symposium: From Innovation to Transformation. Presentations should cover either a completed research project or a work in progress with preliminary findings. Quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-method research are welcome. The May 11 symposium is co-sponsored by Duke Learning Innovation and Stanford Digital Education, among others. 
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Feb. 22
“Personalized Trajectories of Learning and Exploration: ‘Shaping’ Life with Screenomics and Other Observational Paradigms,” featuring Nilam Ram, professor in the Departments of Communication and Psychology. This is one of three events in the Lightning Talk Series, sponsored by Stanford’s Transforming Learning Accelerator. 4-4:30 p.m. Pacific time. 
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Feb. 23
“What Universities Owe Democracy,” a book conversation with author Ronald J. Daniels, president of Johns Hopkins University. This is part of the Academic Innovation for the Public Good series, organized by Stanford Digital Education and Trinity College. 
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March 23
“Lean Semesters: How Higher Education Reproduces Inequity,” a book conversation with author Sekile M. Nzinga, chief equity officer of the State of Illinois, and moderator Natasha Warikoo, professor of sociology at Tufts University. This is part of the Academic Innovation for the Public Good series, organized by Stanford Digital Education and Trinity College. 
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Career Opportunities

Executive Director, Stanford’s Transforming Learning Accelerator. Reporting to the Dean of the Graduate School of Education, this person will oversee a university-wide long-range project that seeks to bring effective learning solutions to the world through research, design and partnerships. 
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Race and Technology Research Fellow, Stanford Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. Reporting to the Faculty Director of Research, and in collaboration with the CCSRE Executive Director, the Research Fellow will undertake a variety of research projects connected to the strategic priorities of CCSRE’s Technology and Racial Equity Action Initiative.
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Chief People & Culture Officer, Stanford Alumni Association. Reporting to the Stanford University VP for Alumni Affairs and President of the Stanford Alumni Association, this person will will lead SAA culture initiatives and human resources strategy, in alignment with University Human Resources, and will focus on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEI&B) opportunities. 
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Assistant Dean, Stanford Continuing Studies. Reporting to the Associate Dean and Director, the Assistant Dean will play an integral role in setting the vision and strategy for course offerings, public programs, university partnerships, and CSP’s new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Initiative. 
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New Lines is a quarterly e-newsletter, produced by Stanford Digital Education, that is also posted on the university website. Subscribe free to receive it via email every three months.