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Welcome to the 31st Senate of the Academic Council. If you are looking for documents listed below that do not have active links, please contact

Brad Efron, Senate Chair

Professor Brad Efron

Brad Efron, the Max H. Stein Professor and Professor of Statistics and of Health Research and Policy, received his M.S. and PhD in Statistics from Stanford. His research focuses on Biostatistics and statistical methods in Astrophysics. He has served in the Senate for 13 years, spent 9 years on the Advisory Board (the committee which handles promotions and tenure) and 2 years on the Steering Committee. He has been at Stanford since 1961.


31st 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 Efron are 

  • Professor Elisabeth Pate-Cornell, Industrial Engineering, vice chair
  • Professor Hans Anderson, Chemistry
  • Professor Harry Elam, Drama
  • Professor Ted Harris, Medicine/Immunology
  • Professor Roger Noll, Economics
  • Professor George Parker, Graduate School of Business
  • Provost Condoleezza Rice, ex officio
  • Academic Secretary Susan Schofield, ex officio

Senate Membership


Senate Minutes

Autumn Quarter

Winter Quarter

Spring Quarter

Annual Academic Council Meeting

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 29, 1998

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