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Welcome to the 40th Senate of the Academic Council. If you are looking for documents listed below that do not have active links, please contact

Eamonn Callan, Senate Chair

Professor Eamonn Callan

Eamonn Callan, Professor of Education and Associate Dean for Student Affairs in the Graduate School of Education, has been at Stanford since 1999. He received his B.A. and M.A. from the National University of Ireland and his PhD in Education from the University of Alberta. A philosopher of education, Professor Callan's research looks at civic, moral, and multicultural education.  He has a long history of participating in faculty governance: he has served in the Senate for 4 years, including 2 years on the Steering Committee, 4 years on the Committee on Graduate Studies, including 2 as chair, a year on the Committee on Undergraduate Standards and Policies, and 2 years on C-USP's precursor, the Committee on Academic Appraisal and Achievement. 

40th 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 Callan are 

  • Professor David Stevenson, Pediatrics, vice chair
  • Professor Albert Camarillo, History 
  • Professor Russ Fernald, Biological Sciences
  • Professor Hazel Markus, Psychology
  • Professor Debra Satz, Philosophy
  • Professor Robert Simoni, Biological Sciences
  • Provost John Etchemendy, ex officio
  • Academic Secretary Rex Jamison, 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 15, 2008

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