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Welcome to the 41st Senate of the Academic Council 

Here you can review all the agendas, minutes, reports, and memorial resolutions for the 2009-10 year. 


Karen Cook, Senate Chair

Professor Karen Cook

Karen Cook is the Ray Lyman Wilbur Professor of Sociology in the School of Humanities and Sciences. She studies social interaction, social networks and trust. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences, she has served in the Senate for 6 years, including 2 years on the Steering Committee and 3 years on the Advisory Board, which reviews tenure and promotions. Professor Cook has been at Stanford since 1998. 


41st 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 Cook are 

  • Professor Harvey Cohen, Pediatrics vice chair
  • Professor Lanier Anderson, Philosophy
  • Professor Jonathan Bendor, Graduate School of Business 
  • Professor Margaret Brandeau, Management Science and Engineering
  • Professor Harry Elam, Drama
  • Professor Hank Greely, Law
  • Provost John Etchemendy, ex officio
  • Academic Secretary Rex Jamison, ex officio

Senate Membership

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SENATE 41 ROSTER BY NAME
SENATE 41 ROSTER BY ELECTORIAL UNIT 
SENATE 41 SEATING CHART 
SENATE 41 STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES


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.
Minutes of April 30, 2009
2008-2009 Agenda


Schedule of Meetings of Senate XLI
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
10/16/08 1/22/09 4/16/09
10/30/08 2/19/09 5/14/09
11/13/08 3/05/09 5/28/09
    6/11/09

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                                      
1/22/09

Spring Quarter
4/16/09
5/28/09


Highlights of the 41st Senate include

  • Dual Career Academic Couples
    10/16/2008
  • NCAA Accreditation: Analysis on Student Graduation Rates
    11/13/08
  • Revision of the Policy on Nondescrimination in Research from the Committee on Research
    1/22/09
  • Information Security Policy and Initiatives
    2/19/2009
  • Update on New Facilities in the School of Medicine and How They Will Transform Research and Education
    3/05/09
  • Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
    5/14/09

Senate Minutes

Autumn Quarter

Winter Quarter

Spring Quarter