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Welcome to the 43rd Senate of the Academic Council. If you are looking for documents listed below that do not have active links, please contact

David Spiegel, Senate Chair

Professor David Spiegel

David Spiegel is the Jack, Lulu & Sam Willson Professor at the Stanford School of Medicine where his research focuses on stress and health. Educated at Yale and Harvard, Professor Spiegel has served in the Senate for 7 years, including 2 years on the Committee on Committees. He has been at Stanford since 1976.

43rd 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 Spiegel are 

  • Professor David Palumbo-Liu, Comparative Literature, vice chair
  • Professor Martha Cyert, Biology 
  • Professor Hank Greely, Law
  • Professor Brad Osgood, Electrical Engineering
  • Professor Ramon Saldivar, English
  • Professor Mark Zoback, Geophysics 
  • Provost John Etchemendy, ex officio
  • Academic Secretary Rex Jamison, ex officio

Senate Membership


Senate Minutes

Autumn Quarter

  • 10/07/10
  • 10/21/10
  • 11/04/10
  • 12/02/10

Winter Quarter

  • 1/20/11
  • 2/03/11
  • 2/17/11
  • 3/03/11

Spring Quarter

  • 3/31/11
  • 4/28/11
  • 5/12/11
  • 5/26/11
  • 6/09/11

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 Meeting  of April 14, 2011

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