Stanford’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program is one such service-learning course, and the one through which I have learned the most. ASB is a student-led program housed at the Haas Center that introduces students to complex social and cultural issues through community visits, experiential learning, direct service, group discussions, readings, and reflective activities.
The Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) will launch its new Notation in Science Writing program this winter quarter in an effort to help science and engineering majors develop their communications skills.
“Do you think a liberal education makes you happier?”
The Faculty Senate discussed the increasing number of units required for undergraduate majors, and the rising percentage of Stanford students graduating with more than the required 180 units, at its first meeting of the academic year.
The number of freshmen who applied for fall introductory seminars (IntroSems) has risen 36 percent from last year while the number of sophomores has dropped by 13 percent, according to IntroSem Program Director Russell Berman.
Coming off of the largest applicant pool in University history, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions plans on making significant expansions to its staff this year in order to keep pace with growing interest from prospective students.
A committee has been appointed to revise the course evaluation process and will aim to submit a proposal for altering course evaluations in the spring of 2013. The committee comes as a response to the Study of Undergraduate Education at Stanford report, which read, “despite some improvements, the [course] evaluation process still leaves much to…
The Faculty Senate discussed revisions to undergraduate breath requirements at its Thursday meeting, with professors disagreeing over the number of courses a student should be required to take under the proposed new system.