Category: Academics at Stanford

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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
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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
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