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Everyone at the d.school loops through cycles of learning, teaching and doing. Our classes are team taught by a robust mix of faculty and industry leaders, combining disciplines like bioengineering with political science, and CEOs with elementary school policy-makers. We believe these dynamic and sometimes contrasting points of view encourage students to see the open-ended nature of innovation and to trust themselves to find their own way forward.

Each quarter we call on our teaching community to submit proposals for classes and pop-outs. Our greenlighting process lets us work together to create the most comprehensive offering for our students.

Getting your class greenlit: 

1. Well before the quarterly course proposal deadline, familiarize yourself with the d.school, the courses we teach, and our space.

2. Concretize your ideas, form a diverse teaching team and prepare a draft proposal of a course you’re interested in teaching.*

3. Visit us during office hours before the course proposal deadline. This is required. We don’t greenlight courses from new teams that we haven’t met.

We request that you sign up ahead of time so that we can match you with a coach for the session based on your familiarity with the d.school and where you are in the planning process.

Bring a draft of your class proposal as well as a detailed course arc and plan with you for feedback. It’s very helpful to have something specific to respond to versus general ideas.

4. Iterate on your course, and submit your proposal by the quarterly deadline. Be prepared to share the experiences you’ll create for students.

*Keep In Mind…

Themes for 2018-2019:

This academic year, we will be focused on offering courses especially related to the following areas of focus:

  • Equity & Inclusion

  • Climate & Oceans

  • Emerging Technology

Instead of giving you a definition and parameters for the topic, we’re excited for you to interpret and apply it to your course in a way that interests you.

We offer mini-grants to teaching teams that want to incorporate one (or more) of these themes into their course. If you would like to apply for a grant, please include that in your course proposal.

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Office hours

Office hours take place at the d.school, upstairs in the Teaching & Learning Suite and are hosted by our Teaching & Learning team. Please sign up for one of the sessions below.

Office hours for Spring 2019 class proposals are:

Tuesday, Dec 18, 12:00-1:00p
Monday, Jan. 7, 1:00-2:00p
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 9:00-10:00a

sign up for office hours here

Propose a Class: Spring 2019

Course proposals coming soon

Propose a Pop-Out: Spring 2019

Pop-out proposals coming soon

Got Questions?

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What happens if you are greenlit?

A member of our greenlighting team will be in touch. We will guide you through the next steps to make your course available to students.