Category: Academics at Stanford

Update on undergraduate planning

January 19, 2021 4:40 pm
Provost Persis Drell and Vice Provost for Student Affairs Susie Brubaker-Cole sent the following message to students and their families, which includes steps in the planning process for spring quarter.Dear Stanford students,We hope you are settling well into our winter quarter. These continue to be challenging days, as all of us work through the difficulties… Read more Update on undergraduate planning

Change in our winter undergraduate plan

January 9, 2021 6:06 pm
Dear members of our Stanford community,We are sending this weekend email to convey an unfortunate but important change in our undergraduate plans for the winter quarter.After assessing the continuing surge in COVID-19 cases, the lengthening public health restrictions we are under, and how those restrictions likely will affect the on-campus undergraduate experience this quarter, we… Read more Change in our winter undergraduate plan

Winter quarter and undergraduate return

December 7, 2020 4:18 pm
A letter from Provost Persis Drell Dear Stanford community,I’m writing to follow up on my Nov. 9 message about our planning for the winter quarter, and to share the update I promised based on our assessment of the public health situation.In sum: We are proceeding with our plans to allow Stanford frosh and sophomores to… Read more Winter quarter and undergraduate return

President’s update on autumn 2020 undergraduate education

August 13, 2020 9:18 pm
Dear Stanford community,I am writing to let you know that, with great regret, we have made the decision to alter the provisional plans we had announced in June for undergraduate education during the coming autumn quarter. As eager as we have been to bring undergraduates back to campus and to pursue as normal a year… Read more President’s update on autumn 2020 undergraduate education

University leaders say Stanford will emerge stronger by addressing COVID-19 challenges

August 5, 2020 4:37 pm
Provost Persis Drell said she is confident Stanford will emerge stronger and more resilient by addressing the challenges posed by a coronavirus pandemic – from supporting students to advancing its missions of teaching and research.“There are many ways in which we are having to rebuild the university and how it works from the ground up,… Read more University leaders say Stanford will emerge stronger by addressing COVID-19 challenges

Stanford contingency plans evolve as COVID-19 cases surge nationwide

July 27, 2020 4:34 pm
Contingency plans for undergraduate housing and study on campus are being created by Stanford administrators to account for any expansion in restrictions mandated by the nationwide surge in COVID-19 cases.The university’s need to remain flexible in planning for the fall was communicated to undergraduate students and their families by Sarah Church, vice provost for undergraduate… Read more Stanford contingency plans evolve as COVID-19 cases surge nationwide

Planning for 2020-21

June 30, 2020 11:29 pm
Dear undergraduates, This is the first in a series of weekly newsletters for undergraduates, titled “Re-Approaching Stanford,” through which we will convey further updates, important timelines and action items as we prepare for the academic year 2020-2021. Students’ families will also receive these updates initially via the newsletter for parents and guardians, and will receive… Read more Planning for 2020-21

Academic planning for the fall quarter and 2020-21 academic year

June 17, 2020 2:48 am
To our Stanford community,We write to you at a moment when many challenges are pressing upon our country, and upon the lives of the members of our Stanford community. All of us continue to confront a global pandemic as well as the urgent issues of racial justice that have been laid bare once again in… Read more Academic planning for the fall quarter and 2020-21 academic year

Stanford honors 2020 graduates with a virtual celebration

June 17, 2020 2:40 am
During a virtual celebration on Sunday, June 14, in honor of the 2020 graduates, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne offered his congratulations to students and, speaking on behalf of the Stanford community, assured them that they are both resilient and essential to help address the unprecedented challenges facing our nation and world today.“Even in the face of… Read more Stanford honors 2020 graduates with a virtual celebration
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Sarah Church to become vice provost for undergraduate education

May 15, 2020 11:22 pm
Stanford physics Professor Sarah Church will become the Freeman-Thornton Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education effective June 1, Provost Persis Drell has announced.Church currently serves as the vice provost for faculty development, teaching and learning. In this position, which she assumed in October of last year, Church has been responsible for the Center for Teaching and… Read more Sarah Church to become vice provost for undergraduate education