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Welcome to the 42nd Senate of the Academic Council. 

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


Andrea Goldsmith, Senate Chair

Professor Andrea Goldsmith

Andrea Goldsmith, the Stephen Harris Professor in the School of Engineering, received her B.S., M.S. and PhD in Electrical Engineering from U.C. Berkeley. A recipient of the inaugural prize for University Postdoc Mentoring at Stanford and fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, her research focuses on wireless systems and networks. Professor Goldsmith has served in the Senate for 8 years, including 2 years on the Steering Committee and 1 year on the Committee on Committees, as well as serving on the University Budget Group.  She has been at Stanford since 1999. 


42nd 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 Goldsmith are 

  • Professor Andrew Fire, Pathology, vice chair
  • Professor Anat Admati, Graduate School of Business
  • Professor Lanier Anderson, Philosophy
  • Professor Steven Boxer, Chemistry
  • Professor Gordon Chang, History
  • Professor Jeffrey Koseff, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Professor Virginia Walbot, Biology
  • Provost John Etchemendy, ex officio
  • Academic Secretary Rex Jamison, ex officio

Schedule of Meetings of Senate XLII
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
10/08/09 1/21/10 4/15/10
10/22/09 2/04/10 4/29/10
11/05/09 2/18/10 5/27/10
12/03/09 3/04/10 6/10/10

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  
2/04/10                               

Spring Quarter
5/27/10


Senate Membership

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SENATE 42 ROSTER BY NAME
SENATE 42 ROSTER BY ELECTORIAL UNIT 
SENATE 42 SEATING CHART 
SENATE 42 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.
Annual Academic Council Minutes of May 13, 2010
2009-2010 Agenda


Highlights of the 42nd Senate include

  • Report on Budget issues from Provost Etchemendy
    10/8/09
  • Report from the Senate ad hoc committee to Examine Non-academic Council Appointment Procedures
    10/8/09
  • A report from the Stanford Management Company
    11/5/09
  • A discussion on the role of intellectual property in Universities and University/Industry Partnerships
    12/3/09
  • A report from the Dean of the School of Engineering, Jim Plummer
    1/21/10
  • A report from the Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences, Richard Saller
    2/4/10
  • The Honor Code Report and Panel Discussion
    2/4/10
  • A panel discussion on Stanford Institutes
    2/18/10
  • Discussion on the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)
    3/4/10
  • Challenges in Higher Education, President Hennessy
    6/10/10

Senate Minutes 

Autumn Quarter

Winter Quarter

Spring Quarter