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Teaching Resources

Teaching Resources

Direct any questions about the following information to the Human Biology Course Support Coordinator, Samantha Cooper (  


The Human Biology program highly recommends getting your course, new or old, certified for one of Stanford’s general education breadth requirements called Ways of Thinking/Doing (Ways): Ways Certification 

Textbook Adoptions: 

The HEOA is a federal mandate that, inter alia, requires institutions of higher education to display textbook information at the time enrollment opens. The Stanford bookstore handles all textbook adoptions. To submit a textbook adoption online visit: Textbook Adoption  

Room Reservations: 

If you need room reservations for one-time events, make-up classes, sections, exams, office hours, etc. please send a request that includes days, times, technical equipment needed, and number of attendees to Samantha Cooper at


Schedule a consultation on how to set up and use Canvas with Samantha Cooper ( Further information about Canvas can be found here: Canvas (for Instructors)

Note: CourseWork retired December 16, 2016. Coursework materials from a previous academic year must be manually migrated. For assistance, e-mail with the names of the relevant courses in CourseWork and which quarter you will be teaching them in Canvas. 

Writing Specialist: 

HumBio has a Writing Specialist, Jennifer Stonaker, Ph.D. (lecturer in PWR and tutor in the Hume Center for Writing and Speaking), who offers regular consulting hours to all HumBio faculty and students. Dr. Stonaker helps faculty design and refine writing assignments, and she offers grading strategies for effective feedback. You may arrange an appointment by contacting her at  

Academic Technology Specialist: 

HumBio has an Academic Technology Specialist, Carlos Seligo, who offers support to faculty for online learning, primarily through the production of video and other media. Carlos is available to consult faculty designing multimedia projects. You may arrange an appointment by contacting him at

Teaching Assistants 

Human Biology courses may be provided with undergraduate teaching assistants (TA) in accordance with Program guidelines and discretion. In general, large upper division lecture courses typically qualify for one TA for every 40 to 60 enrolled students. If an upper division course has separate regular discussion sections meeting every week and led by a TA, then Human Biology will consider one TA for every 25 students.  TA support for lower division courses will be considered on a case-by-case basis. As an undergraduate program, Human Biology employs undergraduate TAs, with preference to Human Biology majors.  All TAs must complete training through Human Biology. Questions about TAs should be directed to the Associate Director, Dr. Katherine Preston ( or the Program Manager, Ms. Linda Barghi ( 

Stanford Teaching Resources 

DGEN Office Workshops offered through STARS including:
Engaging Difference Framework (SSA-1000-102518)
Gender Diversity (SSA-2000-103118)
Reducing Bias and Stereotyping (SSA-3000-110818)
Train the trainer: How to facilitate courageous conversaons (SSA-4000-112818)