Some students and their advisors say the Office of Community Standards’ process for resolving misconduct allegations can be unnecessarily burdensome and still must do more to protect students’ rights. Meanwhile, judicial panelists say they lack the training to rule confidently in specialized cases.
Columbia University professor Jonathan Cole discussed governance in U.S. universities; Harry Elam and others presented on the Stanford Arts Initiative, highlighting the University’s push to increase the arts’ presence on campus.
In its second official meeting Wednesday, the Graduate Student Council addressed flaws in the Voluntary Student Organization (VSO) funding guidelines and proposed outside outreach committee opportunities.
The budget includes contingency funds to account for fluctuations in federal research funding and projects proposed through the University’s just-launched long-range planning process.
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.
Faculty Senate convened for the first time this quarter to discuss Tessier-Lavigne’s response to President Trump’s Presidential Budget Request (PBR), which may reduce University research funding. The Senate also heard a report from Bridging Education, Ambition and Meaningful Work (BEAM) on recent initiatives to redefine the ways that undergraduates consider their career paths.
In its last meeting of winter quarter, the Faculty Senate briefly addressed the Trump administration’s newly revised executive order on immigration, passed a resolution in support of liberal arts education and previewed the freshman year report.
In its Thursday meeting, the Faculty Senate discussed updates to Stanford’s Title IX process as well as necessary improvements to the School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences.