Category: Academics at Stanford

Engineering coterm students gain skills and experience

April 8, 2014 11:44 pm
About 40 percent of the school’s undergraduates become coterms (formally known as coterminal students), leveraging their time at Stanford to add a master’s degree to their credentials. By Andrew Myers Today Justin Rosenstein is the co-founder of startup Asana and former engineering technical lead at Facebook. But only a few years ago he was an… Read more Engineering coterm students gain skills and experience

Applicants for Class of 2018 set record at Stanford

April 8, 2014 11:34 pm
Stanford sent notification letters in late March to high school students around the world, inviting them to join the Class of 2018. The university has offered admission to 2,138 students, including 748 applicants who were accepted last December through the early action program. Richard H. Shaw, dean of admission and financial aid, said the Class… Read more Applicants for Class of 2018 set record at Stanford

Stanford to offer new undergraduate majors integrating humanities and computer science

March 7, 2014 11:37 pm
In a new experiment aimed at integrating the humanities and computer science while providing students with unique educational experiences, Stanford will offer undergraduates the opportunity to pursue a new “joint major” in computer science and either English or music starting in fall 2014. The Faculty Senate approved the new joint majors on Thursday, March 6.… Read more Stanford to offer new undergraduate majors integrating humanities and computer science

Stanford plans to launch overseas studies program in Istanbul

January 28, 2014 10:35 pm
In January 2015, Stanford will launch a pilot program in Istanbul, the university’s first overseas studies program in a predominantly Muslim country, Ramón Saldívar, director of the Bing Overseas Studies Program, announced at a recent Faculty Senate meeting. Saldívar described Istanbul as an extraordinary place whose magical qualities can be discovered simply by walking its… Read more Stanford plans to launch overseas studies program in Istanbul

President Hennessy welcomes parents to 2013 school year

September 12, 2013 5:19 pm
Dear Stanford Parent: As we prepare to welcome both new and returning students to campus, I write to welcome you, too, to a new school year. Parents are valued members of the Stanford family, and each fall, I write to share news from the university and give you a sense of what the upcoming academic… Read more President Hennessy welcomes parents to 2013 school year

'Home' is the theme of Three Books program for new students

August 19, 2013 8:33 pm
Stanford recently mailed three books to freshmen and transfer students: a novel about a baseball star at a small college; a memoir about a family’s harrowing times in Cambodia; and a non-fiction look at the incursion of market forces into family life. The books, which were selected for the 2013 Three Books summer reading program,… Read more 'Home' is the theme of Three Books program for new students

Stanford adds two new freshman living, learning programs

June 5, 2013 9:37 pm
BY KATE CHESLEY This fall, Stanford will add two new integrated living and learning programs for freshmen – one focused on the arts and the other on science. The programs will join the longstanding Structured Liberal Education Program (SLE) as integrated learning environment (ILE) options for new students. Both new programs sport catchy acronyms. ITALIC… Read more Stanford adds two new freshman living, learning programs

Give undergraduates the ‘gift’ of adaptive learning

January 27, 2012 10:00 pm
At Thursday’s senate meeting, faculty had their first opportunity to ask questions about the final report of the Study of Undergraduate Education at Stanford (SUES) following a presentation by the co-chairs of the committee that produced the 128-page document. Professors Susan McConnell, Jennifer Summit, Sarah Billington, Chris Edwards, Jonathan Berger, Rob Reich and James Campbell… Read more Give undergraduates the ‘gift’ of adaptive learning

Tutoring, study skills help Stanford students solve problems

December 10, 2011 10:23 pm
Adina Glickman, associate director for academic support at the Center for Teaching and Learning, talks about Stanford’s tutoring and academic skills coaching programs, offers advice to parents and describes the university’s new Resilience Project. What tutoring does Stanford offer? Subject tutoring is offered in the residences through live-in student tutors. They live in the freshman-heavy… Read more Tutoring, study skills help Stanford students solve problems

Two-pronged advising system helps students navigate academic life from the start

November 16, 2011 10:44 pm
Stanford freshmen come from all walks of life, but they all share one thing in common: they “were the very best thing where they were,” Julie Lythcott-Haims, dean of freshmen and undergraduate advising, told the Faculty Senate last week. “So when they think about advising, they think, no, no, no, I’ve got this,” Lythcott-Haims said,… Read more Two-pronged advising system helps students navigate academic life from the start