Following a near-doubling in 2010, the number of undergraduates majoring in computer science (CS) continues to rise rapidly, with 429 Stanford undergraduates currently declared in a CS major according to an automatically generated list on the Stanford CS website.
Next week, Stanford leaders will pilot Reflections Seminars, a new initiative offering freshmen the opportunity to reflect on their lives, identities and time at Stanford. The project, spearheaded by the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) and the Vice Provost for Student Affairs (VPSA), is a collaboration of faculty, administrators and ASSU leaders.
Provost John Etchemendy Ph.D. ’82 and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Harry Elam recognized six faculty members as Bass University Fellows in Undergraduate Education last week at Stanford’s first “Celebration of Undergraduate Education.”
Stanford’s 1,709 freshmen and approximately four dozen transfer students move in today, marking the commencement of New Student Orientation (NSO) 2011 and the University’s 121st Opening Convocation Ceremony, which will occur today at 4 p.m. on the Main Quad.
Stanford Overseas Seminars are returning to the University for the 2011-12 academic year. The program, which is run by the Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP), will accommodate between 60 and 75 students in five three-week long seminars during summer 2012. The program should then expand to its peak size of 10 seminars for 150 students in 2013. Specific details on the programs offered have not yet been announced.
Six teams of Stanford professors will focus on creating innovative, team-taught curricula as part of the 2012 Faculty College, unveiled by Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Harry Elam at the Faculty Senate’s June 9 meeting.
This academic year has seen a campus-wide initiative to increase the study of the humanities at Stanford. One of the stepping-stones in this initiative is an upcoming Admit Weekend event, titled “Creativity and the Human Condition: Humanities Research and Arts Endeavors at Stanford,” set for April 30.