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stanford leadership for sustainability

 The Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences is home to four departments and three interdisciplinary programs, offering a range of graduate and undergraduate degrees, as well as professional education programs. At Stanford Earth, we develop the knowledge, talent, and leadership to understand the changing Earth and help solve the enormous resource and environmental challenges facing the world. We are committed to a collaborative, collegial, inclusive, and tolerant community. We are advancing knowledge and educating a new generation of students to help solve the enormous resource and environmental challenges facing the world both now and in the decades to come.

The Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL) promotes and advances the vibrant, intellectual endeavor of teaching and learning at Stanford — and beyond. In fulfilling our mission to promote teaching and learning innovation at Stanford, VPTL unites academic, technical, administrative and subject matter experts under a single organizational umbrella to work together to design and implement a wide range of impactful programs and initiatives, in collaboration with Stanford’s schools, research centers, labs, administrative units and institutes. We provide pedagogy support, advance new course and curriculum design efforts, offer enhanced physical and virtual learning spaces, enable research-driven advances in student learning, promote resilience and success in the academic lives of undergraduate and graduate students, and extend the impact of Stanford teaching through digital platforms. As we engage with faculty in rethinking the possibilities for university-level teaching, we are helping imagine and experiment with new ways to engage both our own matriculated students and millions of lifelong learners across the globe.

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