The Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) has recently hired two new directors, Luke Terra M.A. ’08 Ph.D. ’15 and Suzanne Gaulocher, for its three-year Directors of Community-Engaged Learning (D-CEL) pilot program.
Despite Stanford’s proliferation of both finance-oriented student groups and accounting and finance course offerings, the University’s lack of an undergraduate finance, accounting or business major is not unusual, according to professors and University administrators.
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.
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.
Despite the proposal’s potentially large impact on students, few students have been afforded input to date.
Both students are in a shrinking minority of double majors, according to an October Faculty Senate report. While nearly 10 percent of Stanford undergraduates graduated with a double major in 1990, that number has dropped by half two decades later, hovering just above 5 percent in 2010.