Numerous Stanford luminaries discussed academic exploration with small groups of students at last night’s Sophomore Faculty Dinner in Paul Brest Hall.
As the College Board prepares to roll out its revamped Advanced Placement (AP) program in the 2012-13 academic year, Stanford plans to retain its current policy on AP credit, which is heavily biased toward the sciences and mathematics.
Before she even opened her mouth to speak, Judith Jamison received a standing ovation from the audience at Cubberley Auditorium on Monday night, when the world-renowned artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater was interviewed by Harry Elam, vice provost for undergraduate education, and shared her life story and love of dance.
The Study of Undergraduate Education at Stanford (SUES) is set to review broad topics including the freshman experience, residential education, co-curricular activities and academic breadth. Committees will define their individual focus areas in coming weeks.
After months spent assessing Stanford’s teaching efforts in preparation for a reform of its undergraduate requirements, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) Harry Elam Jr. will now be in a position to implement them from his new office in a year’s time. Elam, also a drama professor, took over as VPUE on July 1.
Drama professor Harry J. Elam will be succeeding John Bravman ’79 M.S. ‘81 Ph.D. ‘85 as the new vice provost for undergraduate education starting July 1, Provost John Etchemendy announced on June 15.
Some 50 students and faculty met at the Bechtel International Center on Wednesday evening to discuss a University effort to reshape the undergraduate general education curriculum.
The Faculty Senate convened yesterday to discuss revising general education requirements for Stanford undergraduates…