The Faculty Senate approved reforms to class scheduling practices by unanimous voice vote on Thursday, concluding a protracted and occasionally contentious debate over details of the proposed changes.
The Stanford Board of Trustees heard a report from new School of Medicine Dean Lloyd Minor and approved the University’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year at its June meeting.
The Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) recently waived the language requirement to study abroad in Florence in Winter Quarter 2014 in an effort to encourage more students to apply.
In an effort to incorporate community involvement into undergraduate education, several University offices have collaborated to offer a three-year Directors of Community Engaged Learning (D-CEL) pilot program.
Beginning next year, the Hume Writing Center (HWC) and the Oral Communication Program (OCP) will have new names, a new home and a new format.
Professor of Biology Elizabeth Hadly was recently named senior vice provost for undergraduate education (VPUE), replacing fellow biology professor Martha Cyert at the end of Cyert’s three-year term on Aug. 31.
President John Hennessy delivered his annual address to the Academic Council on Thursday afternoon discussing faculty diversity and the expansion of the Stanford Medical Center among other topics.
Despite extensive praise for the Introductory Seminars (IntroSems) program’s ability to introduce students to university-level thinking across a range of disciplines, humanities faculty members have expressed concern about low enrollment in their IntroSems compared to enrollment in more technical IntroSems.