Faculty Senate

One-year delay in unit cap on undergraduate majors approved

The Steering Committee of the Faculty Senate approved a one-year delay on a new academic policy – which had been scheduled to go into effect in the 2020-21 academic year – setting a 100-unit cap on undergraduate majors.

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.

Faculty Senate rejects ASSU fossil fuel divestment resolution

The Faculty Senate heard presentations on fossil fuel divestment from several speakers: Anthony Duarte, undergraduate senator; Paul Brest, professor emeritus of law; Gene Sykes, chair of the Special Committee on Investment Responsibility of Stanford’s Board of Trustees; and Mikael Wolfe, assistant professor of history.