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The Faculty Senate and the Office of the Academic Secretary



The 47th Senate

The 47th Senate of the Academic Council is chaired by Russell Berman, the Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Comparative Literature at Stanford University. He has an extensive service record at Stanford, having been in the Senate for 8 years, including 4 years on the Steering Committee.

To view the full roster of the 47th Senate please click here

The Next Academic Senate Meeting will be held on May 14, 2015

On May 14, 2015 the Academic Senate will hear a report from Vice Provost for Graduate Education Patti Gumport and consider the status of late career practitioners at the Medical Center. 


2014-15 Schedule of Meetings of Senate XLVII
School of Law, Room 180, Thursday, 3:15pm 

The Senate meets biweekly during the academic year. Senators should be aware that if special meetings of the Senate need to be scheduled, which occurs infrequently, they will be scheduled on the intervening Thursdays. 

If you are a Stanford community member interested in attending a Senate meeting please contact Adrienne Emory at 


Agendas, as they become available, can be viewed by clicking on the meeting date

Autumn Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter
9/25/14 Canceled 1/08/15 Canceled 4/02/15 Canceled
10/09/14 1/22/15 4/16/15
10/23/14 2/05/15 4/30/15Academic Council Meeting
11/06/14 2/19/15 5/14/15
12/04/14 3/05/15 5/28/15

Administrative Sessions of the StC on Behalf of the Senate 

The Steering Committee (StC) holds administrative sessions on an as needed basis to hear routine or administrative matters that would otherwise come before the full Senate.  This allows the Senate to spend more time on issues that need broader discussion and debate prior to action. All Senators are welcome to attend administrative sessions. 

Winter Quarter



Spring Quarter