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SIS fosters a spirit of innovation and provides ways for participating faculty to connect with each other and expand their knowledge of effective strategies for working with students early in their careers. Courses under the SIS banner share the educational goals of student-centered pedagogy, active learning, mentorship, and building inclusive learning communities in and beyond the classroom. 

Stanford Faculty: Propose a New Course

Connect with first- and second-year students and enjoy a fulfilling teaching experience with enhanced resources. COLLEGE and Sophomore College especially welcome proposals for team teaching.

Recent PhDs: Apply for a Teaching Fellowship

SIS conducts an annual search for teaching fellows to teach in collaboration with faculty in the first-year requirement programs, most frequently COLLEGE. Learn more.

Pedagogy and Resources

All SIS programs work with faculty and fellows to develop courses to help undergraduate students thrive. SIS also has a dedicated academic technology specialist who can help you integrate technology into your classroom. Reach out to your program to learn more.

History of Stanford Introductory Studies

SIS was founded as a unit that would connect students with faculty. Read more about the development and mission over time.