University Affairs

Key academic dates, times approved

An administrative session of the Faculty Senate provided approval for four 10-week quarters in the coming academic year, along with a daily course meeting schedule for both online and in-person classes.

Academic Council discusses resolution regarding climate change

At a special meeting on Thursday, the Academic Council discussed but did not vote on a faculty resolution calling on Stanford to greatly accelerate its efforts to divest from fossil fuel companies and to transition to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions no later than 2030.

Stanford honors 2020 graduates with a virtual celebration

The Stanford community gathered virtually Sunday to reflect on the accomplishments of this year’s graduates, thank them for their contributions to the university, and offer reassurance as they embark on new beginnings in a changed world.

Trustees approve 2020-21 budget, set endowment payout in light of COVID-19

The Stanford Board of Trustees approved a high-level budget plan for 2020-21, including an increase in endowment payout supporting student financial aid, while taking additional measures to deal with the loss of revenues and investment market volatility caused by the coronavirus pandemic.