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Policy & Guidance

Here you will find links and guidance related to various campus policies.

Policy & Guidance

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Teaching Commons

Emergencies, disasters, and other disruptions

Find out the latest policies and guidance related to public health emergencies, natural disasters, current events, and other disruptions to teaching and learning.

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Teaching Commons

Hybrid instruction

Learn about how the university defines hybrid and distance education, and recommendations for instructors interested in offering a hybrid course.

What is a hybrid course?


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Office of Accessible Education

Disability accommodations

Comprehensive information about policies related to academic accommodations for students with disabilities is provided by the Office of Accessible Education (OAE). 

Office of Community Standards

Academic integrity

Information about policies relating to academic integrity, the Honor Code, Fundamental Standard, and the student accountability process is provided by the Office of Community Standards (OCS).

Policies & guidance from OCS

Office of Community Standards

Generative AI tools

The Board on Judicial Affairs (BJA) has been asked to address the Honor Code implications of generative AI tools such as ChatGPT, Bard, DALL-E, and Stable Diffusion.

Stanford Libraries

Copyright and fair use for educational purposes

This guidance about getting permission to use copyrighted works for academic purposes is provided by Stanford University Libraries.

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University Privacy Office

Educational records privacy

Policies and guidelines regarding privacy for educational records related to FERPA.

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Stanford Bulletin

Academic Policies

The Stanford Bulletin is a central source for policies – both academic and non-academic – that are applicable to all Stanford students. Includes standard course meeting patterns, policy regarding academic grievances, exam policies, leaves of absence, and so on.

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Teaching Commons

New to Stanford FAQ

An FAQ for faculty, lecturers, and instructors who are new to teaching at Stanford.

Stanford University

Administrative Guide

The Administrative Guide is Stanford's collection of guidelines that govern workplace interactions, approaches, procedures, and processes.

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Postdoctoral Scholars

These policies govern postdoctoral scholars, who are trainees in residence pursuing advanced studies beyond the doctoral level in preparation for an independent career.

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Graduate Education

Graduate Academic Policies and Procedures

The Graduate Academic Policies and Procedures handbook (the GAP) is a compilation of university policies and other information related to the academic progress of Stanford graduate students.