President John Hennessy and Provost John Etchemendy Ph.D. ’82 announced on June 3 that Persis Drell as the new dean of the School of Engineering.
Jim Plummer M.S. ‘67 Ph.D. ‘71, dean of the School of Engineering, recently announced that he would step down from his position after a 15-year tenure.
Jim Plummer M.S. ’67 Ph.D ’71, dean of the School of Engineering, will step down at the end of this year after serving as dean for 15 years.
Nearly 50 percent of assistant professors who are hired at Stanford will go on to obtain tenure, according to Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences Richard Saller, who noted that around 80 percent of those faculty members who reached the point of being considered for tenure are granted it.
The Faculty Senate heard a report from a panel of faculty members on the future of the Ph.D. degree at its meeting on Thursday.
Responding to rapid growth in student enrollment, the School of Engineering anticipates making significant expansions to its faculty size.
After Stanford withdrew from the competition for a tech campus in New York, administrators and faculty maintain that the $3 million Stanford spent on the proposal was not wasted, and that Stanford gained much valuable experience from the venture.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) selected a Stanford team last week as one of 20 collegiate teams set to compete in the biennial Solar Decathlon competition.