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New faculty orientation program scheduled for Dec. 1

STANFORD -- President Gerhard Casper and Provost Condoleezza Rice will host Stanford's third annual Orientation for New Faculty from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, in the main dining room of the Faculty Club.

The session will include remarks from Casper and Rice as well as Professor Charles Kruger, dean of research and graduate policy, and Professor James Sheehan, chairman of the Commission on Undergraduate Education. They will discuss Stanford's mission and priorities, and issues facing undergraduate and graduate teaching and research.

From 4 to 4:30, representatives from the following offices and university resources are scheduled to make presentations on the services available to help support Stanford's teaching and research enterprises:

  • Stanford University Libraries.
  • Lane Medical Library.
  • Center for Teaching and Learning.
  • Overseas Studies.
  • Institute for International Studies.
  • Stanford Data Center.
  • Computer Networking.
  • Sponsored Projects Office.
  • Office of Technology and Licensing.
  • Environmental Health and Safety.
  • Total Compensation (faculty and staff benefits).

Written information will be available about each of these services, as will materials on university policies and Faculty Club membership.

Invitations are being sent to all individuals who have joined the Stanford faculty since last January. This orientation session is open to all interested members of the Academic Council.

For more information, contact Pat Devaney in the Office of the Dean of Research at 723-3763.



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