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University of Connecticut, University Senate Records

 Collection
Identifier: 1978-0006

Scope and Content

The records consist of minutes of meetings of the Senate and its associated committees, a variety of reports, information on new or redesigned courses and administrative files.

Also included are the minutes of the faculty, prior to the establishment of the University Senate.

Dates

  • undated, 1893-2000

Access

The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from the owner(s) of the copyright.

History

The University Senate is a legislative body responsible for establishing minimum rules and general regulations pertaining to all undergraduate schools and colleges. The Senate also is responsible for establishing general educational policy in areas not reserved to the Board of Trustees, to the administration, or to the several faculties. The Curricula and Courses Committee, a committee of the University Senate, was established in 1929.

Prior to the establishment of the University Senate, the faculty of the institution met regularly to establish and review policy, discuss issues and provide goverance for the campus academic operations.

Current information on the University Senate and its committees can be found on its website.

Extent

24 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The University Senate is a legislative body responsible for establishing minimum rules and general regulations pertaining to all undergraduate schools and colleges. The collection contains the officials minutes of the organization as well as reports, studies and working materials of the Senate and its associated committees. Also included are the minutes of an earlier faculty governance and policy decision making group.

Arrangement

Series I: Curricula and Courses Committee Records (undated, 1929-1989) contains the working files of the committee responsible for the approval of new courses, changes in established courses and curricula and deletion of courses no longer appropriate.

Series II: Executive Committee Records (1963-1994) contains the records of the executive committee of the organization.

Series III: Growth and Development Committee Records (1962-1985) inlcudes reports, minutes, studies and programs focused on the development of the University.

Series IV: Scholastic Standards Committee Records (1932-1981) contains information regarding the establishment of standards for evaluating students. Similar materials can be found in the records of the Committee on Degrees with Distinction for the years 1930-1948.

Series V: Other Committee Records (undated, circa 1943-1982) inlcudes documentation created or collected by other Senate committees.

Series VI: University Senate Records (1940-2000) contains reports, minutes and some correspondence. University Senate minutes are available online from September 200 through November 2014.

Series VII: Faculty Meeting minutes (1893-1899) contains the minutes of the meetings of the campus faculty.

Acquisition Information

The materials in the collection have been transferred from the administrative offices of the University Senate to the University Archives in multiple installments since 1978.

Title
University of Connecticut, University Senate Records
Status
Published
Author
Archives & Special Collections staff
Date
2004 November
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

Contact:
University of Connecticut Library
405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205
Storrs Connecticut 06269-1205 USA US
860-486-2524