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33rd Faculty Senate

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Welcome to the 33rd Senate of the Academic Council. If you are looking for documents listed below that do not have active links, please contact

Brad Osgood, Senate Chair

Professor Brad Osgood

The Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs in the School of Engineering and Professor of Electrical Engineering and, by courtesy, in Education, Brad Osgood has extensive university service: he's served in the Senate for 15 years, including 5 years on the Steering Committee as well as serving on the Committee on Academic Computing and Information Systems, the Committee on Libraries, the Committee on Committees, and the Committee on Undergraduate Majors. Professor Osgood earned his PhD in Mathematics from the University of Michigan, joining the Stanford faculty in 1985 where he works on topics in complex analysis, differential geometry and signal processing. 

33rd 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 Osgood are 

  • Professor John Taylor, Economics, vice chair
  • Professor David Freyberg, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Professor Charlotte Jacobs, Medicine - Oncology
  • Professor Hazel Markus, Psychology
  • Professor John Rickford, Linguistics
  • Professor Debra Satz, Philosophy
  • Provost John Etchemendy, 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 March 8, 2001

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