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Invitation to Stanford community to participate in long-range planning process

Dear Stanford community,

We’re writing to invite you to participate in Stanford’s long-range planning process. It’s been more than 15 years since Stanford initiated an effort like this. We’re making long-range planning a major part of our focus in our first year because we believe it’s crucial to develop a shared vision for the big opportunities Stanford pursues in the coming years, ranging from strengthening foundations for existing activities to entirely new programs in research, education, campus life and engagement in the world beyond Palm Drive.

We want and need your participation. Diverse perspectives are critical to a comprehensive vision for Stanford’s future. To facilitate this, we are opening up the process for submission of ideas to our entire community of 30,000 through an online platform. After submission, faculty, staff, postdocs and students who are members of Area Steering Groups will analyze the ideas and then all ideas will be considered by the Executive Cabinet.

There are three things you can do now:

Visit the newly launched website at https://planning.stanford.edu.

Develop an idea for Stanford’s future, on your own or with a group, and submit it using the form on the site.

Join our next campus town hall – on Friday, April 21, from noon to 1 p.m. in Cubberley Auditorium – where we’ll be talking about the process in more detail.
Ideas and proposals can be submitted immediately and will be accepted until July 1, but please don’t delay! Pull together colleagues and friends. Start talking about the Stanford you’d love to see in the future. And let us know your vision for our university and its contribution to the world.

Marc Tessier-Lavigne
President

Persis Drell
Provost

President’s comments to the annual meeting of the Academic Council, May 11, 2017

May 12, 2017
Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne made the following comments at the annual meeting of the Academic Council on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

President’s comments at Faculty Senate meeting of April 27, 2017

April 27, 2017
Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne made the following comments at the Faculty Senate meeting on Thursday, April 27, 2017.
President Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Drell

Ideas sought for long-range planning process

April 24, 2017
At a town hall meeting Friday about the university’s ongoing long-range planning process, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell encouraged faculty, staff and students to submit their ideas for future initiatives and for strengthening Stanford’s foundation.

President’s comments at Faculty Senate meeting of April 13, 2017

April 13, 2017
Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne made the following comments at the Faculty Senate meeting on Thursday, April 13, 2017.

President’s comments at Faculty Senate meeting of March 9, 2017

March 9, 2017
Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne made the following comments at the Faculty Senate meeting on Thursday, March 9, 2017.

President’s comments at Faculty Senate meeting of Feb. 23, 2017

February 23, 2017
Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne made the following comments at the Faculty Senate meeting on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017.
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President’s comments at Faculty Senate meeting of Feb. 9, 2017

February 9, 2017
Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne made the following comments at the Faculty Senate meeting on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017.
Stanford Quad

Stanford principles regarding immigration

January 29, 2017
As events continue to unfold regarding federal immigration policy, Stanford leaders summarize the principles of the university’s support for international and undocumented community members.
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President's Column: Ensuring Academic Breadth

January 15, 2017
A narrow focus doesn't serve students, or Stanford, well.