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The Faculty Senate: Fifty Years of Academic Governance

Faculty Senate meeting, 1969

Chuck Painter/Stanford News Service

Gerhard Casper, President, Emeritus; Peter & Helen Bing Professor in Undergraduate Education, Emeritus; Professor of Law, Emeritus; Senior Fellow at FSI and SIEPR
Susan Schofield, Academic Secretary to the University, Emerita, Stanford University
Peter Stansky, Frances and Charles Field Professor of History, Emeritus, Stanford University
Ethan Ris, Assistant Professor of Higher Education Leadership, University of Nevada, Reno

The Stanford Faculty Senate had its first meeting in September, 1968. To celebrate its first fifty years, Gerhard Casper, Susan Schofield, Peter Stansky and Ethan Ris briefly presented their reflections on its history and its role in Stanford’s rise to academic prominence. Event attendees including former senate chairs contributed additional insights and perspectives.