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Welcome to the 39th Senate of the Academic Council 

Here you can review all the agendas, minutes, reports, and memorial resolutions for the 2006-07 year. 


Sheri Sheppard, Senate Chair

Professor Sheri Sheppard

Sheri Sheppard is the Burton J and Deedee McMurtry University Fellow in Undergraduate Education and Professor of Mechanical Engineering. She earned her PhD from the University of Michigan. At Stanford Professor Sheppard investigates weld fatigue and impact failures and other aspects of structural integrity. She has served in the Senate for 7 years, including a year on the Steering Committee, 2 years on the Committee on Committees, serving on the Committee on Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid and the Committee on Undergraduate Studies (a precursor to the Committe on Undergraduate Standards and Polices and the Committee on Review of Undergraduate Majors). She has been at Stanford since 1986.  


39th 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 Sheppard are 

  • Professor Rusell Berman, German Studies, vice chair
  • Professor Timothy Bresnahan, Economics
  • Professor Karen Cook, Sociology
  • Professor Stephen Hinton, Music
  • Professor Susanna Loeb, Education
  • Professor David Stevenson, Pediatrics
  • Provost John Etchemendy, ex officio
  • Academic Secretary Edward Harris, ex officio

Senate Membership

Man with microphone

SENATE 39 ROSTER BY NAME
SENATE 39 ROSTER BY ELECTORIAL UNIT 
SENATE 39 SEATING CHART

 


Annual Academic Council Meeting

White Fountain

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 17, 2007
2006-2007 Agenda


Schedule of Meetings of Senate XXXIX
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
10/12/06 1/25/07 4/05/07
10/26/06 2/08/07 4/19/07
11/09/06 2/22/07 5/03/07
11/30/06 3/08/07 5/17/07
    5/31/07
    6/14/07

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 
11/30/06                                    

Winter Quarter
3/08/07

Spring Quarter
5/31/07


Highlights of the 39th Senate include

  • Report from the Director of Athletics
    10/26/06
  • Graduate Student Diversity
    11/30/06
  • Proposal for Changes to the Academic Calendar, from the Committee on Graduate Studies and the Committee on Undergraduate Standards and Policies
    1/25/07
  • Ethics Panel
    2/8/07
  • Study of Writing at Stanford
    2/22/07
  • Report from the Dean of the Law School
    3/8/07
  • Professorial Gains and Losses and Composition: Recruitment and Retention Survey; Status of Women Faculty
    4/19/07
  • Principles of Research Policy: Tabacco Research Funding, from the Committee on Research
    4/19/07
  • University Architect: Highlights of the 20 year plan
    5/31/07

Senate Minutes

Autumn Quarter

Winter Quarter

Spring Quarter