campus partner(s)

Stanford University






Graduate Student Teaching in the Arts and Sciences

award date


project director

Russell Berman

Stanford University

Grant Summary

$35,000 over 15 months to establish a working group of faculty and graduate students from five foreign literature departments that will focus on improving undergraduate curricula and teaching. One faculty member and two graduate students will be drawn from each department. The working group will meet weekly during the first quarter to discuss liberal education today, assessment, cognitive science and its implications for undergraduate learning, and the structure of the literary humanities in higher education. During the second quarter, each departmental team will examine learning goals in their department and the adequacy of the curriculum to meet them. Finally, each team will plan an appropriate undergraduate teaching strategy that will be tested in a course during the third quarter. Graduate students will be expected to develop portfolios of their work on the project.