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Faculty Senate hears reports on undergrad education, camera expansion

The Faculty Senate heard reports on undergraduate education and campus security cameras during Thursday’s meeting. The senate also voted to approve a proposed emergency governance policy.

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Faculty Senate postpones policy votes

Senators opted to table votes related to replacing two current policies on conflict of interest and conflict of commitment with a single new policy Thursday. They also heard a presentation from the Emeriti/ae Council, as well as updates on the university’s COVID response and academic freedom discussions.

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Meet Ruth O’Hara, the Faculty Senate’s 2021-22 chair

Ruth O’Hara, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, serves as chair of the 2021-2022 Faculty Senate of the Academic Council.

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Understanding academic freedom’s past can help improve its future, scholar tells Faculty Senate

On Thursday, the Faculty Senate heard presentations on academic freedom and from the School of Medicine during the senate’s last meeting of the winter quarter.

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Faculty Senate details increased interaction with Hoover Institution

On Thursday, the Faculty Senate heard a report on the Hoover Institution and voted to approve a recommendation from the Committee on Undergraduate Standards and Policy.

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Faculty Senate hears Honor Code recommendations from Board on Judicial Affairs

Stanford’s Board on Judicial Affairs presented seven recommendations regarding the Honor Code to the Faculty Senate on Thursday. The Faculty Senate also voted to amend the charge of the Committee on the Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid.

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Campus Climate Survey reflects significant issues, Faculty Senate report details

In its first meeting of the winter quarter, the Faculty Senate heard a report on the results of the Campus Climate Survey, and the Faculty Senate voted to amend a motion introduced by the Planning and Policy Subcommittee on Campus Climate.

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Faculty Senate takes on climate of personal attacks over ideas

During its last meeting of the 2021 fall quarter Thursday, the Faculty Senate heard a report and recommendations from the Planning and Policy Board Subcommittee on Campus Climate as well as an update on the new school focused on climate and sustainability.

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Report to Faculty Senate discusses Stanford vision

President Marc Tessier-Lavigne discussed the Stanford Vision while Vice President for Development Jon Denney detailed fundraising to support the vision during a report to the Faculty Senate on Thursday. The meeting also included a presentation about the Global Engagement Review Program.

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Plans for proposed institute on the study of race, ethnicity and society move forward

Provost Persis Drell told the Faculty Senate Thursday that a committee has been charged with developing recommendations for a process to create a new institute on the study of race, ethnicity and society. The Faculty Senate also heard updates on the university’s response to COVID-19 and the state of graduate education and postdoctoral affairs, among other topics.

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