Provost Persis Drell announced on Wednesday that Stanford’s public comment on the proposed federal changes to the Title IX process was submitted in conjunction with the Association for American Universities (AAU) and the American Council on Education (ACE).
During its second meeting of the quarter, the Faculty Senate heard ASSU executives Shanta Katipamula ’19 and Ph.D candidate in education Rosie Nelson outline their goals for the 2018-2019 school year, with particular attention paid to forming partnerships between Stanford students, faculty and staff.
In its Thursday meeting, the Faculty Senate approved a permanent implementation of the principal investigator (PI) waiver program at the Stanford School of Medicine, which will allow post-doctoral students who aren’t typically eligible to become PIs—University-funded lead researchers in medical school projects—to apply for waivers to achieve this opportunity.
After years of heated debate over how the University should collect information about students’ experiences with sexual misconduct and other issues, Stanford will conduct the Association of American Universities (AAU) survey in the spring of 2019, Provost Persis Drell announced in a “Notes from the Quad” post on Wednesday.
GSC members said they hope the Campus Climate Survey Committee will primarily consist of students with strong backgrounds in survey methodology but also include perspectives from students in other fields.
In its 20th meeting on Tuesday, the 19th Undergraduate Senate introduced a resolution to improve University efforts to collect data on sexual misconduct on campus. The resolution calls on the administration to abandon the Campus Climate Survey scheduled for this spring. Instead, the resolution suggests that the University administer the survey created by the Association of American Universities (AAU), which has been used by peer institutions such as Harvard, Brown and Yale to gather information about sexual harassment and assault, in spring 2019.
At Thursday’s Faculty Senate meeting, Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne reiterated the University’s continual support of federal funding for research. The meeting also took a look at the future of undergraduate and graduate education.
Stanford has filed a petition to the Supreme Court seeking to appeal a Federal Circuit Court decision in favor of biotech company Roche Molecular Systems. The decision, made last September, denies the University full ownership on several patents on work by Stanford School of Medicine researchers…