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IDEAL Recent Accomplishments

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“IDEAL is the cornerstone of our commitment to devote significant time, energy and financial resources to transforming our culture, our scholarship, our education, and our impact on the world.”

– Provost Persis Drell

The IDEAL project team began its work in fall 2018. The team is divided into four systems: Recruitment, Engagement, Education and Research. These four systems worked both independently and collaboratively to create a strategic plan to reach the goals of IDEAL.

In addition, Stanford’s seven schools have embarked on independent projects and programs to align with the goals of IDEAL. 

IDEAL Systems Initiatives

Recruitment System

The Recruitment System covers all activities related to recruitment, starting with early outreach and ending with candidates committing to attend (for students) or accepting appointments (for staff, faculty and postdocs).


IDEAL dashboard

Research System

The objective of the Research System is to enable evidence, expertise and transparency to help achieve the goals of IDEAL at Stanford and beyond. The development and expansion of the IDEAL Dashboard is one of the system’s main projects.

Engagement System

Engagement begins after recruitment, at the moment when onboarding or orientation begins, and it continues until an individual is no longer formally connected to Stanford.

Education System

The Education System focuses on all the experiences associated with student research/learning and teaching across Stanford in credit-bearing courses and formal training environments.

School Initiatives