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32nd Faculty Senate

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Welcome to the 32nd Senate of the Academic Council 

Here you can review all the agendas, minutes, reports, and memorial resolutions for the 1999-2000 year. 

Mark Zoback, Senate Chair

Professor Mark Zoback

The Benjamin M. Page Professor in Earth Sciences and Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy, Mark Zoback earned his PhD from Stanford. His research focuses on in situ stress, fault mechanics, and the occurrence of induced and triggered earthquakes. At Stanford since 1984, he has served in the Senate for 9 years, including 3 years on the Steering Committee and 1 year on the Committee on Committees. 

32nd 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 Zoback are 

  • Professor Brad Osgood, Electrical Engineering, vice chair
  • Professor Phyllis Gardner, Molecular Pharmacology
  • Professor Deborah Gordon, Biological Sciences
  • Professor Craig Heller, Biological Sciences
  • Professor Mary Pratt, Spanish and Portuguese
  • Professor James Sheehan, History
  • Provost John Hennessy, 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 March 2, 2000
1999-2000 Agenda

Schedule of Meetings of Senate XXXII
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
09/30/99 1/20/00 4/13/00
10/14/99 2/03/00 4/27/00
10/28/99 2/17/00 5/11/00
11/11/99 3/02/00 5/25/00
12/02/99 3/30/00 6/8/00

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  

Highlights of the 32nd Senate include

  • Recommendation of a new policy on Relationships Between Students and Outside Entities from the Committee on Research
  • Discussion of Draft Community Plan for Stanford University Lands in Unincorporated Santa Clara County
  • Revised Policy on Use of Stanford University Name and Trademark
  • Revision of Faculty Discipline Policy
    11/11/99 and 12/2/99
  • Discussion of Interdisciplinary Teaching Programs
  • Student Judicial Charter Amendment
  • Update on Residential Education Programs
  • Faculty Senate and Graduate Student Council joint meeting
  • The Undergraduate Major: Guidelines and Policy, from the Committee on Undergraduate Studies
    5/11/00re information on each report can be found in the minutes from that meeting.

Senate Minutes

Autumn Quarter 

Winter Quarter 

Spring Quarter