In an effort to address the demands of a growing undergraduate population, Undergraduate Advising and Research hired four new academic directors this past spring.
Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR) will add two new academic directors and recruit more pre-major advisors (PMA) in upcoming years in accordance with the suggestions of the Study of Undergraduate Education at Stanford (SUES), according to Kirsti Copeland, director of residentially based advising.
The Stanford 101 Reflections seminar for freshmen returned this year with more offerings, thanks in part to last year’s successful pilot. According to the program’s site, 100 percent of previous participants who responded to a post-seminar survey stated that they were glad they chose to be a part of Reflections.
Stanford administrators have downplayed the incident’s impact to date on residential advising and the application of the University’s Honor Code.
Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR) reinstated mandatory quarterly check-ins with pre-major advisors (PMAs) beginning with the Class of 2014. With a year under the program’s belt, UAR is facilitating feedback to try to further improve the pre-major advising experience at Stanford.