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Faculty Senate to discuss joint majors, state of the faculty, women in leadership

At its March 6 meeting, the Faculty Senate will hear a report on a proposal to grant degree-nominating authority for two undergraduate joint majors – computer science and English; and computer science and music – for a pilot period of six years. English Professor Jennifer Summit will present the report.

The senate approved a pilot undergraduate joint majors program at its Feb. 20 meeting. The minutes of the Feb. 20 senate meeting are available here on the Faculty Senate website.

The senate also will hear an annual report on the faculty, including faculty composition, growth, hiring and departures, and promotions to tenure, presented by sociology Professor Karen Cook, who also is the vice provost for faculty development and diversity.

In addition, the senate will hear a report on women and leadership at Stanford presented by Sabine Girod, associate professor of surgery (plastic and reconstructive surgery); Andrea Goldsmith, a professor of electrical engineering; and Maureen McNichols, a professor of public and private management.

The senate meeting will begin at 3:15 p.m. in Room 180 of the Law School.

Discussion is limited to members of the senate, but members of the Stanford community may request to attend the meeting by contacting the Academic Secretary's Office at (650) 723-4992 or Trish Del Pozzo at delpozzo@stanford.edu.

Today is the last day to cast a vote to elect members of the 2014-15 Faculty Senate and to nominate full professors to fill upcoming vacancies on the Academic Council's Advisory Board. Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. tonight.