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Welcome to the 35th Senate of the Academic Council. If you are looking for documents listed below that do not have active links, please contact

Henry Greely, Senate Chair

Professor Henry Greely

The Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law and, Professor, by courtesy, of Genetics, Henry Greely served on the Steering Committee and the Committee on Committees in addition to 11 years in the Senate. Professor Greely earned his JD at Yale and came to Stanford in 1985. His research interests include the ethical, legal and social implications of new biomedical technologies. 

35th 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 Greely are 

  • Professor Deborah Gordon, Biological Sciences, vice chair
  • Professor Elizabeth Bernhardt, German Studies
  • Professor Eamonn Callan, School of Education
  • Professor Norman Naimark, History
  • Professor Brad Osgood, Electrical Engineering
  • Professor David Palumbo-Liu, Comparative Literature 
  • Provost John Etchemendy, ex officio
  • Academic Secretary Edward Harris, ex officio

Senate Membership


Senate Minutes

Autumn Quarter 

Winter Quarter 

Spring Quarter 

Annual Academic Council Meeting

President Hennessy 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 May 1, 2003

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. 

Winter Quarter  

Spring Quarter