Breadth Governance Board (BGB)

Overview

The Breadth Governance Board oversees the Ways of Thinking/Ways of Doing (Ways) breadth system for undergraduates.  The Ways system is a process by which faculty and departments may certify their courses to fulfill the general education breadth requirement. Visit the Ways website to learn more about the program. 

Committee Membership

The Breadth Governance Board (BGB) is chaired by Aron Rodrigue, Daniel E. Koshland Professor in Jewish Culture and History.  View the full list of committee members, including a list of subcommittees for specific Ways.

History

The Study of Undergraduate Education at Stanford (SUES) recommended the change to a new Ways of Thinking/Ways of Doing (Ways) breadth system as a core part of its aims for a Stanford undergraduate education (owning knowledge, honing skills and capacities, developing personal and social responsibility, and adaptive learning).  SUES and the Faculty Senate believed that undergraduate education would be better structured by shifting from a discipline-based to a skills capacity-based model of achieving breadth. To learn more, please see the charge to the Breadth Governance Board.

FULL TEXT OF THE FACULTY SENATE LEGISLATION