Resources at Stanford

The following resources represent some of the diverse services for faculty at the School of Medicine and University more broadly.

School of Medicine

Stanford Medicine Teaching and Mentoring Academy

The Stanford Medicine Teaching and Mentoring Academy is an inclusive, school-wide entity available to all those who teach and mentor our trainees – MD students, PhD students, residents, fellows, postdoctoral scholars and faculty. The Academy is a unique organization that spans the spectrum of education and advances the mission of the School of Medicine at all levels including education, research, and clinical care.

Office of Faculty Development and Diversity

Among the highest priorities at OFDD is to offer leadership programs, networking opportunities, speaker series on cultural considerations, and skills building workshops in order to support the development of leaders who will affect change broadly.

Lane Medical Library

  • The mission of Lane Medical Library & Knowledge Management Center is to enable biomedical discovery by connecting people with knowledge. Through innovative means, we acquire, deliver, create, and integrate information to promote excellence in research, education, and patient care.
  • Medical Education Subject Guide
  • Lane Bassett Image Library

Center for Immersive and Simulation-based Learning (CISL)

The aim at CISL is to provide the coordination and integration of effort and link the activities of the diverse simulation facilities and experts within Stanford Medicine. CISL provides a single point of focus and expertise on the use of ISL techniques in health care. Additionally, CISL operates the Goodman Immersive Learning Center (ILC), a 28,000 square foot, state-of-the-art simulation facility that serves as the hub for immersive learning activities in the medical school. The ILC faculty and staff provide expertise and assistance in the development of simulation-based curricula for all levels of learners.


Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning


The Office of the Vice Provost for Technology and Learning supports the Stanford community in advancing Stanford educational experiences for students on campus and around the world. Our focus and expertise is in learning technologies, classroom and learning spaces, and global and extended education for professional and lifelong learners.

The VPTL is home to:

Learning Technologies & Spaces 
Enabling a shared infrastructure of learning technology systems, classroom and learning spaces, and academic technology services to support faculty, instructors, students, and staff. We help facilitate engaging and accessible teaching and learning, from flexible classrooms that promote active learning to instructional technology and online learning platforms.

Stanford Center for Professional Development
Delivering world-class educational offerings to learners around the world through graduate, professional, and custom education.  Courses are delivered online, at Stanford, at work sites, and at international locations — providing a global community of learners with access to Stanford faculty and research.

Stanford Center for Health Education
Extending world-class health education to a global community of health professionals and to communities around the world, creating a more informed public and improving health outcomes in some of the world’s most vulnerable populations.

Stanford Online
Offering individual learners a single point of access to Stanford’s extended education and global learning opportunities.

Stanford Teaching Commons

Stanford Teaching Commons is a resource for teaching and learning at Stanford. It is an initiative of the Center for Teaching and Learning within the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Development, Teaching

Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education  

The Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education (VPGE) opened in January 2007 to further Stanford University’s commitment to its graduate students and to excellence in graduate education. The VPGE office serves Stanford's entire graduate student community of over 9,400 master's, doctoral, and professional degree students in over 200 graduate degree programs within all seven Schools.

The VPGE office actively collaborates with Stanford’s schools, departments, and central offices and with graduate student leaders and organizations to advance University priorities. Specifically, the VPGE office:

  • Provides resources and expertise
  • Convenes people and departments to discuss challenges in graduate education
  • Designs and delivers innovative projects in selected areas
  • Serves as a clearinghouse for information and resources
  • Analyzes data on graduate education.

Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity

The Office of Faculty Development, led by Vice Provosts Sarah Church and Matt Snipp, supports the faculty through a variety of programs, such as orientation, talks, workshops, and events for new and junior faculty, department chairs and deans, and initiatives supporting faculty diversity.

The office assists in faculty recruitment and retention efforts to ensure that Stanford has an excellent and diverse faculty. The office works with deans, chairs and search committees with outreach efforts in developing talented and diverse applicant pools, and serves as a central resource for all faculty recruits and newly hired faculty in their transition to the Stanford community.