Leadership discusses bias reporting, litigation, more at Faculty Senate
University leadership discussed the Protected Identity Harm Reporting process, IDEAL progress, recent legal proceedings related to campus faculty home property taxes, and other issues during the Thursday meeting, most of which was held in executive session.
The Faculty Senate discussed the pressing issue of graduate student affordability following presentations from the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education and the Graduate Student Council on Thursday.
The Faculty Senate postponed a motion to establish an ad hoc Committee on University Speech Initiatives after hearing a presentation on the Elimination of Harmful Language Initiative on Thursday. Senators also heard a brief update on winter quarter course registration.
Members of the Faculty Senate on Thursday heard a presentation on affirmative action and voted to approve a reform of the fall quarter academic calendar to avoid future conflict with the first day of Autumn quarter classes and religious observances.
The Faculty Senate heard a presentation on the changing athletics landscape in relation to collegiate athletic conference realignment, the ability for student-athletes to monetize their brand, and more during its Thursday meeting.
During the Faculty Senate’s first meeting of the 2022-23 academic year on Thursday, senators heard presentations on the resiliency of campus infrastructure, the Associated Students of Stanford University, COVID-19, and the course registration system.