Category: Academics at Stanford

Harry Elam

Elam stepping down as vice provost for undergraduate education

October 25, 2019 12:23 am
After a decade serving as Stanford’s vice provost for undergraduate education, Harry Elam will step down from the role at the end of the academic year. He will retain his positions as senior vice provost for education and vice president for the arts. Elam said that serving as vice provost for undergraduate education has been… Read more Elam stepping down as vice provost for undergraduate education

Bing Overseas Program in Hong Kong postponed

August 22, 2019 11:31 pm
The Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) in Hong Kong for Autumn Quarter 2019 has been suspended because of concerns about student safety and security. This was to be the first quarter of Stanford’s new program in Hong Kong, and BOSP expects the program will move forward in autumn 2020. BOSP has notified the 25 students… Read more Bing Overseas Program in Hong Kong postponed

Three Books program invites new students to think about cities

August 12, 2019 10:35 pm
In late June, Stanford mailed books to more than 1,700 incoming undergraduates for this year’s Three Books program, which serves as an introduction to new students to intellectual life on the Farm through the shared experience of reading, thinking about and discussing the same books. The packages, sent to first-year and transfer students, were mailed… Read more Three Books program invites new students to think about cities
Clark and Haag

Stanford students help each other prepare for a career in the art world

July 1, 2019 9:39 pm
After recognizing that there was not anything like it on campus, two Stanford students have founded a student arts organization with a dual mission: to strengthen the arts community on campus and to provide students potential career pathways in the arts. Established in 2017 by art history coterms Reilly Clark and Reily Haag, the Professional… Read more Stanford students help each other prepare for a career in the art world
Field Hockey

Cardinal scholar-athletes recognized by the NCAA

May 3, 2019 6:16 pm
Twelve Stanford varsity athletic programs recently received Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR) Public Recognition Awards from the NCAA. The 12 teams (six women, six men) posted multi-year APR scores in the top 10 percent of all programs in their respective sports. Stanford’s 12 programs receiving Public Recognition Awards include field hockey, men’s basketball, women’s… Read more Cardinal scholar-athletes recognized by the NCAA
Gordon Chang

Gordon Chang named senior associate vice provost for undergraduate education

March 28, 2019 11:51 pm
History Professor Gordon H. Chang has been named senior associate vice provost for undergraduate education by Harry J. Elam Jr., senior vice provost for education and vice provost for undergraduate education. Elam said Chang will advise him and assist with the overall management of the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE), which is… Read more Gordon Chang named senior associate vice provost for undergraduate education

Stanford information on college admissions case

March 18, 2019 10:49 pm
The U.S. Department of Justice has charged a number of people around the country in an alleged scheme in which payments were made to try to win the admission of prospective students to a number of U.S. colleges and universities. Stanford’s former head sailing coach pleaded guilty to a charge in this case. There have… Read more Stanford information on college admissions case
exam papers

Faculty focus on Honor Code and Fundamental Standard

February 12, 2019 11:31 pm
Greater campus attention needs to be paid to increasing awareness and understanding of the Honor Code, the university’s longstanding policy outlining expectations around academic conduct. That was the conclusion many members of the university’s Faculty Senate reached after a discussion designed to consider whether the Honor Code and the Fundamental Standard adequately serve the campus community.… Read more Faculty focus on Honor Code and Fundamental Standard
Alice Petty

Newcomer Guides added to the undergraduate advising mix

January 8, 2019 9:33 pm
Starting this year, incoming Stanford students have been matched with Stanford Newcomer Guides, who are faculty and staff volunteers who mentor between four and eight undergraduates from the time they arrive on campus until they declare a major. The program is designed to complement and support the academic advising students receive from professional staff within… Read more Newcomer Guides added to the undergraduate advising mix
Hong Kong campus

Stanford accepting student applications for new Hong Kong program

January 8, 2019 9:16 pm
In autumn 2019, the Bing Overseas Studies Program will launch a new program at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), where Stanford students will be able to choose from 15 courses, ranging from China Under Mao to Fintech and Entrepreneurship in China. When the first cohort of Stanford students arrives at CUHK next autumn, they will immediately… Read more Stanford accepting student applications for new Hong Kong program