The Undergraduate Senate (UGS) debated nominations to the brand new Tutorial Integrity Working Group as some senators raised issues about one of many nominees for the upcoming time period.
The group’s self-described mission is to “consider equitable practices for proctoring in-person examinations by means of a multi-year examine” in its first 12 months of operations. It was created following the School Senate’s contentious decision to authorize examination proctoring this April.
The nominee beneath scrutiny by senators was Xavier Millan ’26, who beforehand was a member of the Committee of 12 (C-12). Millan presently serves on the Board of Conduct Affairs.
As each positions have been concerned in drafting the C-12 proposal, UGS co-chair Diego Kagurabadza ’25 defined that there was fear Millan might not carry a contemporary set of eyes to the group given his expertise engaged on C-12.
Millan mentioned he served lower than 4 months on the C-12 Committee, and that his major function was pupil outreach.
The language of the proposal had already been near-finalized when Millan joined the committee, he mentioned. As a pc science main, Millan hopes to characterize Stanford’s engineering and pc science communities, two teams which might be notably impacted by proctoring insurance policies.
Communications Committee Chair Ava Tiffany ’26 questioned why there was a lot back-and-forth over Millan’s appointment, stressing the delayed timeline.
“He has a very good motive to do [the job], he’ll put the time in, he’s devoted,” Tiffany mentioned. “That basically really is all that ought to matter.”
Senator Ivy Chen ’26, having labored with Millan on Frosh Council, vouched for his work ethic, talent units and character. “It doesn’t matter what he does, he’s very hardworking,” she mentioned.
The senators tabled the dialogue for a later date.
As well as, the UGS unanimously authorized a $31,800 funding suggestions bundle that included 20 fast, 12 customary, and 4 reserve grants for membership funding, social occasions and academic info classes.
The Senate additionally continued a dialogue on the College’s alcohol insurance policies. Following up on final week’s dialog about mandated reporting, Steve Ross, a liaison from the Workplace of Scholar Engagement, defined that dorm Resident Assistants are mandated to report incidents of alcohol, particularly once they relate to medical misery or disruptions to the group. Appropriations Committee Chair Ishaan Singh ’24 reiterated that open-door alcohol regulation isn’t presently an official, codified Stanford coverage.
The UGS additionally launched three new items of laws: a joint decision congratulating Democracy Day organizers authored by Kagurabadza, a invoice to ascertain On Name as an ASSU Service Group by Kagurabadza and a joint decision on institutional airport shuttle companies by Chen and Senator Isaac Nehring ’26. The Senate can be taking a look at these within the coming weeks.