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Faculty Senate to hear reports today on graduate education, IT privacy, student life

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

At today's (May 15) meeting of the Faculty Senate, Patricia Gumport, vice provost for graduate education, will present a report on the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education.

The graduate education office works collaboratively across the university to ensure that every graduate student has the best possible educational experience.

Andrew Fire, co-chair of the Ad Hoc Faculty Committee on IT Privacy and a professor of pathology and of genetics, will present a report on the committee's work. The co-chair is David Palumbo-Liu, a professor of comparative literature and chair of the Faculty Senate.

The ad hoc faculty committee, which was announced last February, was asked to assess the information security and privacy challenges facing Stanford, help chart an institutional strategy that reflects the diverse needs of university stakeholders, and partner with the administration in revising the mandates announced in January 2014.

Current information on information security initiatives at Stanford is available here.

In addition, the senate will hear reports from its four student representatives: Natasha Patel, Anna Ntiriwah-Asare, Dan Ashton and Trevor Martin.

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

Minutes of the May 1 Faculty Senate meeting are available at this link.

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.