Category: Academics at Stanford

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
Convocation

Stanford president urges new students to explore, connect and contribute

September 21, 2018 11:15 pm
At the 128th Opening Convocation Ceremony on Thursday, Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne encouraged new undergraduate students to “look beyond what you already know and seek a breadth of experiences” at the university. “No matter what field you plan to go into, employers want to hire graduates who are trained to think and to see the… Read more Stanford president urges new students to explore, connect and contribute

Stanford will no longer announce undergraduate application numbers

August 30, 2018 8:12 pm
Beginning in fall 2018, Stanford will no longer publicize data regarding the numbers of undergraduate applications it receives during the early or regular admission cycle. This move is intended as a small step in reducing the outsized emphasis placed on the admission rates at U.S. colleges and universities. During the admission process itself, and when… Read more Stanford will no longer announce undergraduate application numbers
Three Books

New students engage in 'Three Books Chats'

August 27, 2018 5:58 pm
During a recent online discussion about Signs Preceding the End of the World, incoming Stanford students posed questions, discussed themes and shared favorite passages from the novel, which they read over the summer under the Three Books program. Signs, written by contemporary Mexican author Yuri Herrera, tells the apocalyptic story of a young woman, Makina,… Read more New students engage in 'Three Books Chats'
President Marc Tessier-Lavigne

President outlines new vision for Stanford's future

May 18, 2018 1:59 pm
President Marc Tessier-Lavigne recently outlined a new vision for the future of Stanford before the Academic Council, including initiatives to support the campus community and to advance teaching and research over the next decade and beyond to better serve the region, the nation and the world. The initiatives – and the vision upon which they… Read more President outlines new vision for Stanford's future