At the annual meeting of the Academic Council, Stanford president Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Vice Provost Presisis Drell and members of the Faculty Senate presented on the three overarching themes in Stanford’s Long Range Plan (LRP)
In its Thursday meeting, which focused almost solely on graduate student issues, the Faculty Senate voted to allow individual Stanford graduate schools to choose whether they require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) as a factor for determining admission.
In 2018, the following will celebrate their 50th birthday: Will Smith. The Big Mac. The Beatles’ hit song, “Hey Jude.” Hugh Jackman. “2001: A Space Odyssey.” And, last but certainly not least: the Stanford Faculty Senate. The Faculty Senate makes academic policy at Stanford and debates a variety of other University-wide issues — in the…
University President John Hennessy gave his farewell address to Academic Council on Thursday afternoon, describing what Stanford has accomplished during the past 16 years under his tenure as president. More specifically, Hennessy focused on Stanford’s expansion of financial aid, transformation of on-campus facilities, and future initiatives to which he looking forward.
Although Academic Council meetings usually focus on what the University and Faculty Senate have accomplished during the past year, Thursday’s meeting mainly focused upon Hennessy’s upcoming departure from presidency at the end of this academic year.
President Hennessy delivered his annual address to the Academic Council, the body of Stanford’s tenure-line and other senior faculty, on Thursday, April 30. Hennessy discussed the past academic year and plans for the upcoming year with a focus on the role of technology in learning.
Online voting for the election of Faculty Senate members for the 2014-15 academic year and the nomination of full professors to the Academic Council’s Advisory Board will end on March 5.
President John Hennessy announced a plan to expand the undergraduate student body in an attempt to keep pace with the growth of the graduate student population and allow Stanford to serve more students, a proposal with broad implications for University admissions, facilities and faculty.
The quest to build a Stanford hub on the East Coast continues as the University announced that it will respond to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Request for Proposals(RFP) for a new or expanded graduate engineering and applied sciences campus in the city.