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EAST

House Description

Address: 
554 Governor's Ave, Stanford, CA 94305
Location: 
West Campus
Complex: 
Governor's Corner (GovCo)
Housing Theme Type: 
Academic
Theme Name: 
Education and Society
Preassignment: 
Yes

Photograph of a residents at a house meal.

The Graduate School of Education unveiled its new Undergraduate Minor in Education, and in doing so, acknowledged undergraduates’ interests in teaching as well as in educational research, policy, activism, and volunteerism.

  • The Education and Society Theme House (EAST) at Stanford envisions a living learning space that serves students as a hub of activity around student engagement in education.

Traditional elements of the academic theme house include a year-long house seminar on rotating topics in education, as well as education-themed events such as visits by guest speakers working in various capacities in formal and non-formal education contexts and information nights covering careers and graduate school options in Education with current students, alumni, and faculty.

Resident Fellows

Resident Fellow Names: 
Christine Min Wotipka and anthony lising antonio

 

anthony and Christine entered the field of Education to make the world a better place. That is why they are so excited about being Resident Fellows in the academic theme house in Education and the prospects for sharing their passion for making societal change through education.

 

Photograph of anthony antonio.

anthony is a scholar of higher education policy, college student development, and diversity in higher education. His primary research efforts are currently focused on understanding college student social networks and the effects of diversity on student change in college. He is a Bay Area native and attended public schools in the East Bay before enrolling at UC Berkeley.

As an undergraduate, his commitment to and interest in issues in higher education were revealed by his work with local Filipino American youth on many projects including college outreach, retention programs, and the development of a Tagalog language course for undergraduates at Berkeley. Perhaps then it is little wonder that after earning two degrees in Mechanical Engineering and spending over three years in the aerospace industry, Anthony made a career change and earned his doctorate in higher education where he studied student development and assessment at UCLA. These issues have remained central to his research and teaching.

He has taught at Stanford since 1998.

 

 

 

Photograph of Christine Wotipka.

Christine is a scholar of gender and education in cross-national contexts. She was bitten by the research bug through her honors thesis research conducted while studying abroad in Morocco. Driven by a compassion for the poor and a desire to “save the world,” Christine served as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in rural Thailand after completing her degree in International Relations and French from the University of Minnesota. After working for a time in the Republic of Korea, her mother’s homeland, Christine earned her doctorate in International Comparative Education (ICE) and master’s degree in Sociology at Stanford. She has been teaching and directing the Master’s program in International Comparative Education and International Education Policy Analysis since 2007. She also served as faculty director of the Program in Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies from 2012-16.

Along with their two young children and dog, they have served as the Resident Fellows at EAST House since 2006. Its current theme, Education and Society, was launched by Anthony, Christine, and their staff in 2010-11.

Community Information

Residence Type: 
Upper Class

Exterior photograph of EAST House.

What’s the coolest thing about your house and community?

We are a really social space, which is rare for west campus upperclass housing. Residents often become friends in EAST House with those whom they did not know before coming in. In part, our education theme provides topics for residents to discuss -- some of the best dinner conversations at EAST have been sparked by an education- or society-related issue. It’s refreshing to learn from other students and those who approach education from different disciplines and perspectives.

EAST is also unusual in that it’s a house, not a dorm. House culture helps to bring the community together, whether it’s hanging out in the dining room or cooking together in our open kitchen. EAST has the best of both worlds: it’s the perfect home for people looking to build house culture on a quieter part of campus away from the Row.

What qualities make a successful EAST staff team member? 

A passion for education is a big bonus: as staff, you’ll have many opportunities to create and enjoy education-related events for the house and the broader education community at Stanford.

Of course, there are also myriad qualities unrelated to education that would make for a successful EAST staffer; above all, enthusiasm for building house culture is incredibly important. You’ll also work really closely with your fellow staffers, so good communication, trust, and appreciation for your teammates is so important when you need to rely on each other (which happens often)!

What’s your favorite event or tradition in your house? 

Every year, the staff develops different events or activities based on the interests of the residents who live there that year. In the past, we have done bi-weekly cooking classes on the weekends when food isn’t served (it’s been incredibly successful!), barbeques on our patio, and regular tea times, and study breaks with food. In the past, other staff have done something we call fEASTs -- an annual EAST potluck. Residents have the opportunity to submit recipes that they prepare using ingredients that the staff has purchased for them. Those who are unable to cook can help out by setting up or cleaning up and everyone gets to eat. In some years, we encouraged residents to cook recipes from home. Dishes included mofungo from Puerto Rico, chicken adobo from the Philippines, and Armenian dumplings!

So, whatever your staff style becomes, you’ll find something that matches your team rhythm!

Requirements to Qualify for Pre-Assignment

 

 

EAST house logo in JPG format.

As you complete your application, bear in mind the following requirements for pre-assign residents at EAST House:

  • Enroll in 2 out of 3 quarter-long seminars (EDUC100A, B, C)
  • Work with the EAST House Resident Assistants (RAs) to develop, execute, and evaluate at least two theme events during the academic year.
  • Participate actively in other theme-related events throughout the year by attending at least half of the theme events per quarter.
  • Commit to living at EAST all 3 quarters of the 2018-2019 academic year.

Tier Requirement

Pre-assignment to EAST requires the use of a TIER THREE housing choice.

Eligibility requirements for pre-assignment at EAST House

To be considered for pre-assignment, students must meet ONE of the following requirements:

  1. 20 units of Education courses or courses cross-listed in Education.
  2. Have declared a minor in Education.
  3. Have been accepted to the Honors Program in Education.
  4. Have extensive education-related experience (e.g., active participation in an education related student or community organization) and a commitment to share this with the House.*
  5. Demonstrate strong interest in the theme of the House.*
  • To fulfill this requirement, please describe in detail how you intend to share this experience with the residents of EAST House during the academic year. Your essay should be fewer than 5000 characters in length, including spaces (see #1 below).
  •  In addition, all applicants must attend the required Info. Sessions at the EAST House RF Cottage: Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 7:30-8:00PM

To be considered for Pre-assignment, students must meet at least ONE of the following requirements:

  1. 20 units of Education courses or courses cross-listed in Education
  2. Have declared a minor in Education
  3. Be an honors student in Education
  4. Have extensive education-related experience (e.g., active participation in an education related student or community organization) and a commitment to share this with the House. To fulfill this requirement, please describe in detail how you intend to share this experience with the residents of EAST House during the academic year. Your essay should be 300-500 words in length, and can be submitted in the essay portion of question one of your pre-assignment application.
  • Upload an unofficial transcript as part of your application.

Requirements for Pre-Assigned Residents of EAST

As you complete your application, bear in mind the three requirements for Pre-Assigned Residents in EAST:

  • Enroll in two out of three 1-unit, quarter-long seminars (EDUC100ABC)
  • Work with the EAST Resident Assistants to develop, execute, and evaluate at least two theme events per year.
  • Participate actively in other theme-related events throughout the year by attending at least half of the theme events per quarter.

House Staff

Resident Assistants (RA)
: 3
Resident Computing Consultant (RCC)
: 1
Kitchen Manager (KM)
: 1
Graduate Fellow
: 1