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.
As the College Board prepares to roll out its revamped Advanced Placement (AP) program in the 2012-13 academic year, Stanford plans to retain its current policy on AP credit, which is heavily biased toward the sciences and mathematics.
Before she even opened her mouth to speak, Judith Jamison received a standing ovation from the audience at Cubberley Auditorium on Monday night, when the world-renowned artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater was interviewed by Harry Elam, vice provost for undergraduate education, and shared her life story and love of dance.
The Study of Undergraduate Education at Stanford (SUES) is set to review broad topics including the freshman experience, residential education, co-curricular activities and academic breadth. Committees will define their individual focus areas in coming weeks.
After months spent assessing Stanford’s teaching efforts in preparation for a reform of its undergraduate requirements, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) Harry Elam Jr. will now be in a position to implement them from his new office in a year’s time. Elam, also a drama professor, took over as VPUE on July 1.