Category: Academics at Stanford

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

Abraham Verghese in, football out, at this year’s New Student Orientation

August 8, 2011 10:46 pm
There will be no football game, but the Class of 2015 can look forward to learning how to pursue all of their passions during this year’s New Student Orientation, scheduled for Sept. 20-25. The official university welcome and orientation for freshmen and incoming transfer students will offer a variety of programs to introduce new students… Read more Abraham Verghese in, football out, at this year’s New Student Orientation

Overseas studies safety explained

March 23, 2010 10:25 pm
A massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake struck Chile in February. The quake was centered south of where Stanford has a Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) center in Santiago. Twenty-one students were studying there at the time. One was injured, and all were quickly accounted for. Besides Santiago, the BOSP offers students study opportunities in Australia, Barcelona,… Read more Overseas studies safety explained