Elam to give report on '21st century learning' at final senate meeting

Vice Provost Harry Elam will discuss several new initiatives in undergraduate education.

At the last Faculty Senate meeting of the year on Thursday, June 9, Harry J. Elam Jr., vice provost for undergraduate education, will present an overview of the year in undergraduate education and discuss several new initiatives, including Faculty College and a new Technology in Pedagogy Initiative.

Elam said the theme for the talk will be about how the university is working to "shape 21st century learning at Stanford."

Also, David Abernethy, professor emeritus of political science, will present the annual report of the Emeriti Council.

The senate will meet at 3:15 p.m. in Room 180 of the Law School. Discussion is limited to members of the senate, but members of the Stanford community may request to attend the meeting by contacting the Academic Secretary's Office at 723-4992 or Trish Del Pozzo at delpozzo@stanford.edu.

Following adjournment, President John Hennessy will host a reception for members of the current senate, the new members of next year's senate, the chairs of the committees of the Academic Council, the Emeriti Council and the university's Board of Trustees. The reception will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Faculty Club.

It will be the final meeting as chair of this year's senate for psychiatrist David Spiegel, the Jack, Samuel and Lulu Willson Professor in Medicine.

Rosemary Knight, environmental geophysics, will serve as chair of the 44th Faculty Senate, which convenes in the fall, and of its steering committee. Russell Berman, comparative literature, will serve as vice-chair. The other six members of the steering committee are associate professor Michele Elam, English; and professors Blas Cabrera, physics; Elizabeth Hadly, biology; Raymond E. Levitt, civil and environmental engineering; Joseph Lipsick, pathology and genetics; and Thomas Wasow, linguistics and philosophy.