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Welcome to the 30th Senate of the Academic Council 

Here you can review all the agendas, minutes, reports, and memorial resolutions for the 1997-98 year. 

Frances Conley, Senate Chair

Professor Frances Conley

Now Professor of Neurosurgery, Emerita, Frances Conley joined the Stanford Faculty in 1975, having earned her bachelor's degree here, her medical degree at the School of Medicine and her master’s at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford. The first female full professor of neurosurgery in the country, her research examined brain tumor immunology. She served in the Senate for 8 years, including 1 year on the Steering Committee and 5 years on the Advisory Board (the committee which handles promotions and tenure)

30th 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 Conley are 

  • Professor Hans C. Andersen, Chemistry
  • Professor Keith Baker, History
  • Professor Russell Berman, German Studies 
  • Professor Luis Fraga, Political Science
  •  Professor Jeffrey Koseff, Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Professor George Parker, Graduate School of Business
  • Provost Condoleezza Rice, ex officio
  • Academic Secretary Susan Schofield, ex officio

Senate Membership

Man with microphone




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 October 16, 1997
1997-98 Agenda

1997-98 Schedule of Meetings of Senate XXX
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
10/02/97 1/08/98 Cancelled 4/16/98
10/16/97 2/05/98 4/30/98
10/30/97 2/19/98 5/14/98
11/13/97 3/05/98 5/28/98
12/04/97   6/11/98

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

Spring Quarter

Highlights of the 30th Senate include

  • Report from Michael Keller, University Librarian and Director of Academic Information Resources
  • New Policy on Retention of and Access to Research Data
  • Report on the Stanford Museum
  • Dean's Report on the School of Earth Sciences
  • Report on Stanford Introductory Seminars
  • Proposed Revisions to Faculty Grievance Procedures
  • Report from Laurie Hoagland, Stanford Management Company
  • Report on the School of Education from Dean Richard Shavelson
  • 1998 Senate Reapportionment Review
  • Policy on Minimum Units for Undergraduate Degrees and Transfer Credit from the Committee on Academic Appraisal and Achievement
  • Revision of the Statement on Academic Freedom
  • Repeal of Rules for the Handling of Grievances Referred to the Advisory Board Under the Statement on Academic Freedom  
  • Revision of the Standing Rules of Procedure Governing the Filing and Appeal of Grievances 
  • Revision of the Statement on Academic Staff Grievance Procedures
  • Revision of the Standing Rules of Procedure  Governing the Filing and Appeal of Grievances (Under the Statement on Academic Staff Grievance Procedures)
    all 4/16/98

Senate Minutes

Autumn Quarter

Winter Quarter

Spring Quarter