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29th Faculty Senate

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Welcome to the 29th Senate of the Academic Council 

Here you can review all the agendas, minutes, reports, and memorial resolutions for the 1996-1997 year. 


Michael Bratman, Senate Chair

Professor Michael Bratman

The Durfee Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, Michael Bratman has served on the Committee on Academic Appraisal and Achievment, the Committee on Committees, and the Steering Committeee in addition to 12 years in the Senate. His research interests include the philosophy of action and moral philosophy. Professor Bratman received his PhD from Rockefeller University and has been at Stanford since 1974. 


29th Steering Committee of the Senate 

The Steering Committee (StC) of the Senate sets the Senate agenda, confers degrees for the Summer, Autumn and Winter quarters, and serves at Administrative Sessions of the StC to review undergraduate and graduate programs on behalf of the Senate. StC members are elected each year by the Senate. Joining Chair Bratman are 

  • Professor David Palumbo-Liu, Comparative Literature, vice chair
  • Professor Linda Boxer, Medicine 
  • Professor Michele Elam, English 
  • Professor Susan Holmes, Statistics
  • Associate Professor (Teaching) Jay Mitchell, Law
  • Senior Fellow Stephen Stedman, Freeman Spogli Institute 
  • Professor Mark Zoback, Geophysics 
  • Provost Condoleezza Rice, ex officio
  • Academic Secretary Susan Schofield, ex officio

Senate Membership

Man with microphone

SENATE 29 ROSTER BY NAME
SENATE 29 ROSTER BY ELECTORAL UNIT 
SENATE 29 SEATING CHART 
SENATE 29 STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES


Annual Academic Council Meeting

White Fountain

The President convenes the Academic Council faculty annually to deliver a state of the university address.  The Senate Chair reports on the highlights of the Senate.
Annual Academic Council Minutes of November 7, 1996
1996-1997 Agenda


Schedule of Meetings of Senate XXIX
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. 

Autumn Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter
10/10/96 1/09/97 4/17/97
10/24/96 1/23/97 5/01/97
11/07/96 2/06/97 5/15/97
11/21/96 3/06/97 5/22/97
12/05/96   5/29/97
    6/12/97

Administrative Sessions of the StC on Behalf of the Senate 

The 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. 

Autumn Quarter                                     
11/07/96


Highlights of the 29th Senate include

  • Report from the Provost of Departmental Reviews
    10/10/96
  • Status report on Advising and Introduction of the Director of Undergraduate Advising
    10/24/96
  • Report on New Language Requirement and Language Center
    10/24/96
  • Report and preliminary discussion of C-15 recommendations
    11/7/96
  • Interim Report from the Cultures, Ideas and Values Review Committee
    11/21/96
  • Long range Financial Forecase
    12/5/96
  • Report on Overseas Studies Programs
    1/9/97
  • Report from the Dean of the School of Law
    1/23/97
  • Report on the Implementation of the Sexual Harassment Policy
    2/6/97
  • The Status of Women Faculty at Stanford: An Update on the Report of the Provost's Committee on the Recritment and Retention of Women Faculty
    3/6/97
  • Revisions to the Charge to the Committee on Academic Computing and Information Systems (C-ACIS) from the Committee on Committees
    4/17/97
  • Recommendation for Student Judicial Charter of 1997 from the Committee of 15
    5/1/97
  • Report on Academic Implications of the Stanford/UCSF Hospitals mERGER
    5/22/97
  • Report from the Commission on Technology in Teaching and Learning
    6/12/97

Senate Minutes

Autumn Quarter

Winter Quarter

Spring Quarter