Amidst the frenzy and politicking that has come to define much of Donald Trump’s presidency, whether it be the buzz surrounding the 35 day government shutdown or the latest Twitter fight, there exists the resurgence of a political “tendency” that has existed throughout history: that of populism. Populism generally refers to a political sentiment wherein…
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.
President Marc Tessier-Lavigne spoke to the 49th Faculty Senate in its first meeting of the year yesterday.
The Faculty Senate unanimously approved a four-part resolution regarding the proposal to rename certain campus buildings and roads currently named after Junipero Serra during their meeting Thursday afternoon.
In response to widespread dissatisfaction with student course evaluations, the University will launch a new form at the end of fall quarter.
The Faculty Senate discussed changes to course evaluations and also approved a template for a new Joint Majors Program at its meeting last Thursday.
Though there was an overall increase in the number of Introductory Seminars (IntroSems) offered this year, the number of applications for and enrollments in fall quarter seminars stayed relatively the same as last year, according to Russell Berman, faculty director of the Stanford Introductory Seminars (SIS) program.
Despite extensive praise for the Introductory Seminars (IntroSems) program’s ability to introduce students to university-level thinking across a range of disciplines, humanities faculty members have expressed concern about low enrollment in their IntroSems compared to enrollment in more technical IntroSems.