Category: Academics at Stanford

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
Harry Elain

Report on Stanford's undergraduate education

May 1, 2018 3:05 pm
Stanford is working to better support undergraduate students, including through additional resources for first-generation students, new first-year learning opportunities, strengthening the advising program and more attention to student health and well-being. “Our students have abundant opportunities here. We want students to find their own definition of Stanford,” said Senior Vice Provost for Education Harry Elam,… Read more Report on Stanford's undergraduate education
Adina Glickman

Learning academic resilience at Stanford

April 9, 2018 5:02 pm
Even Stanford students sometimes face academic challenges that they find daunting. Adina Glickman, director of learning strategy programs, founded the Stanford Resilience Project in 2011 to help students learn from the setbacks that are part of a rigorous education. She talks about the project and about the academic challenges that Stanford students experience—and offers advice… Read more Learning academic resilience at Stanford
Hong Kong

Stanford plans new Hong Kong overseas studies program

March 12, 2018 2:10 pm
Stanford will begin offering a new overseas study experience in Hong Kong beginning in autumn quarter 2019-20. “Given Hong Kong’s engaging political and cultural environment and its reputation as a dynamic center of global enterprise, we are thrilled to extend yet another enriching overseas option for Stanford students,” said Shawna Knauff, executive director of the… Read more Stanford plans new Hong Kong overseas studies program
Alice Petty

SAGE mentorship program to launch in 2018-19

February 8, 2018 12:54 pm
During the 2018-19 academic year, Stanford will launch a new mentorship program for all incoming students that is designed to complement the work of its full-time, professional, academic advisers in the Office of Undergraduate Advising & Research. Under the new program, known as Stanford Advocates for Growth and Exploration, or SAGE, members of the Stanford… Read more SAGE mentorship program to launch in 2018-19
Celine Wang

Stanford platform offers central location for off-campus learning

November 3, 2017 11:32 am
Students interested in pursuing internships, research projects, public service gigs and study tours – across the United States and around the world – will find an ever-growing list of activities listed on the new platform, Stanford Off-Campus Learning Opportunities. Undergraduate and graduate students alike are invited to search the platform – known as SOLO for… Read more Stanford platform offers central location for off-campus learning

Stanford building bridges between first-year students and academic advisers

October 11, 2017 11:04 am
Louis Newman, director of Undergraduate Advising and Research, talks about how advisers help guide the intellectual journeys of Stanford’s first-year students and transfer students. What roles do academic advisers play in the lives of students? They help students navigate the choices they have at Stanford, serving as a liaison, if you will, between the students… Read more Stanford building bridges between first-year students and academic advisers

Stanford statement on federal administration's plans for DACA

September 5, 2017 3:02 pm
Stanford University vigorously and adamantly opposes the shameful decision announced today to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This announcement before Congress can enact a permanent legislative solution will bring further profound disruption and uncertainty to those who have met DACA’s strict requirements and are fully a part of American communities. As… Read more Stanford statement on federal administration's plans for DACA