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 the Thursday’s Faculty Senate, Provost Persis Drell summarized the financial position of the University’s endowment and a controversial recent decision to turn down a request from the campus publishing house, Stanford University Press, for additional funds. The Senate later deliberated over the state of graduate student education and affordability.
Expecting still-rising costs and poor endowment performance, Drell spoke of “cost cutting” in response to low expectations for the University’s financial prospects. The Senate also unanimously passed a resolution expressing support for need-blind admission and need-based financial aid for international undergraduate students.
The Office of Community Standards (OCS) saw 207 total cases — 180 of which were honor code cases — in the 2017-2018 school year, presenters told the Faculty Senate at Thursday’s meeting.