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43rd Faculty Senate

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Welcome to the 43rd Senate of the Academic Council 

Here you can review all the agendas, minutes, reports, and memorial resolutions for the 2010-11 year. 


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

Man with microphone

SENATE 43 ROSTER BY NAME
SENATE 43 ROSTER BY ELECTORAL UNIT 
SENATE 43 SEATING CHART 
SENATE 43 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 Meeting  of April 14, 2011
2010-11 Agenda

2010-11 Schedule of Meetings of Senate XLIII
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
9/23/10 CANCELLED 1/06/11 CANCELLED 3/31/11
10/07/10 1/20/11 4/14/11 CANCELLED
10/21/10 2/03/11 4/28/11
11/04/10 2/17/11 5/12/11
11/18/10 CANCELLED 3/03/11 5/26/11
12/02/10   6/09/11

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 
12/02/10                                   

Spring Quarter
4/28/11
5/26/11                                             


Highlights of the 43rd Senate include

  • Revisions to the Charge to the Committee on Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid, by the Committee on Committees
    10/7/10
  • Update from the task force on the Study of Undergraduate Education at Stanford (SUES)
    11/4/10 and 5/12/11
  • Report from President Hennessy on challenges in higher education
    11/4/10
  • A panel on student mental health and well being
    2/3/11
  • A report from the Committee on Libraries on the future of Stanford Libraries
    2/1/7/11
  • A panel discussion on the humanities
    3/3/11
  • A panel discussion with the Board of Trustees
    3/3/11
  • Protection of research in event of an earthquake
    3/31/11
  • A report from an ad hoc committee on Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)
    4/28/11

Senate Minutes

Autumn Quarter

Winter Quarter

Spring Quarter