Budget to be presented at Faculty Senate meeting

The Faculty Senate will hear presentations on the university's budget and revisions to undergraduate writing requirements.

Tim Warner, vice provost for budget and auxiliaries management, will discuss the university's budget plan for fiscal year 2013 at Thursday's meeting of the Faculty Senate.

Budget Plan 2012/13 includes two parts: the Consolidated Budget for Operations, which includes all of Stanford's anticipated operating revenue and expenses for next year, and the Capital Budget, which includes expenditures on major construction projects.

The budgets for the Stanford Hospital and Clinics and the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital are not included. Although they are part of the university's annual financial report, they are separate corporations.

The Senate also will hear from the Committee on Undergraduate Standards and Policies on revisions to student writing requirements.

The committee is recommending that the scope of the WR-2 writing courses, usually taken in the sophomore year, include oral, visual and digital communication. The new program, if approved, would be fully implemented for all students entering in the fall quarter of 2013.

The meeting will begin 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 by contacting Assistant Academic Secretary Trish DelPozzo at 723-4992 or at delpozzo@stanford.edu.

Before the meeting, the senate's steering committee will convene from 2:10 p.m. to 3 p.m. in administrative session to hear recommendations to change the names of several degree programs and add new majors in Spanish and Jewish Studies.