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University of North Florida. Academic Council Records., 1970-1978

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Location of this collection:
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224, USA
904-507-4122
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Terms of Access:
Permission to photograph, publish, quote or reproduce items must be secured from the repository. Copyright holder for this collection: University of North Florida. The reproduction of materials is subject to the discretion of the Library. Materials may be restricted by donor limitations, our compliance with copyright law, and the condition of the materials.
Preferred citation:
University of North Florida. Academic Council Records. Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida.

Collection description

Summary

Abstract:
The Records consist of the official minutes, with attachments, of the meetings of the Academic Council from 1970-1978. Attachments include correspondence, memoranda, plans, statistical charts, and reports. Topics covered in the meetings are: academic programs, policies and procedures; major unit philosophies and objectives; responsibilities of academic officers; accreditation plans; admissions policies; enrollment projections and statistics; faculty and staffing plans; fiscal concerns and budgets; and library development. The Records are significant for researchers because they provide documentation of the initial organization and development of the academic structure of the University from its inception during its formative decade, and show early decisions and input made by charter university leaders.
Extent:
3.00 boxes
Language:
English
Preferred citation:
University of North Florida. Academic Council Records. Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida.

Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research.

Terms Of Use:

Permission to photograph, publish, quote or reproduce items must be secured from the repository. Copyright holder for this collection: University of North Florida. The reproduction of materials is subject to the discretion of the Library. Materials may be restricted by donor limitations, our compliance with copyright law, and the condition of the materials.

Background

Scope and Content:

The Records consist of the official minutes, with attachments, of the meetings of the Academic Council from 1970-1978. Attachments include correspondence, memoranda, plans, statistical charts, and reports. Topics covered in the meetings are: academic programs, policies and procedures; major unit philosophies and objectives; responsibilities of academic officers; accreditation plans; admissions policies; enrollment projections and statistics; faculty and staffing plans; fiscal concerns and budgets; and library development. The Records are significant for researchers because they provide documentation of the initial organization and development of the academic structure of the University from its inception during its formative decade, and show early decisions and input made by charter university leaders.

Biographical / Historical:

The Academic Council was established by Dr. Roy L. Lassiter, Jr., Vice President and Dean of Faculties, on September 3, 1970. The first meeting of the Council was held on September 9, 1970. Meetings were initially held weekly, and later became bi-weekly. Founding members included: President Thomas G. Carpenter, Dean Willard O. Ash, Dean James M. Parrish, Dean Ellis F. White, Dean William L. Wharton, Dean Andrew A. Robinson, and Library Director Andrew Farkas. According to the initial charge of Dr. Lassiter: The Council is not intended to be a legislative body. It will: (1) be concerned with the development of recommendations on academic policy and procedures; (2) provide a forum for interchange of ideas; (3) provide a vehicle for communication and coordination; and (4) serve as an advisory group. The Council was reorganized on November 3, 1971, to include the appointment of one department chairman from each of the Colleges. Another major change was made in March 1973 to reconstitute the membership of the Council to include the President and those staff and faculty members that report directly to the Vice President and Dean of Faculties. Dr. Lassiter explained in a memorandum (March 26, 1973): "When the Academic Council was first established in September of 1970, a major function of the Council was the development of policy for the academic and academic-support units of the University. In addition, the Council served as the initial curriculum committee. The policy making and curriculum functions of the Council have now been, or are being, assumed by the General Assembly and its committees. It thus seems appropriate to recognize these changes and to give greater emphasis to the coordination, communication and advisory roles of the Council." In July 1973, a department chairman from each College was again added to the Council.

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Acquired from various campus administrators and offices

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