Inventory of the Academic Council records, 1954-2000
This collection contains materials of the Academic Council, established at Duke University in 1962. The Academic Council is a group of faculty members who provide representation of the body of Duke University faculty to the Administration, Board of Trustees, and other decision-making groups. Types of materials include minutes and associated materials, memoranda and correspondence, council and committee membership lists, new committee charges, reports, bylaws, policy documents and related proposals, financial records, and other records of the Academic Council and its committees. Major subjects include Duke University faculty, Duke University Administration, and Duke University Board of Trustees. Materials range in date from 1954-2000.
- Academic Council records, 1954-2000.
- Duke University. Academic Council.
- 30 Linear Feet, , 30,000 Items
- University Archives, Duke University.
- For current information on the location of these materials, please consult University Archives, Duke University.
This collection contains materials of the Academic Council, established at Duke University in 1962. The Academic Council is a group of faculty members who provide representation of the body of Duke University faculty to the Administration, Board of Trustees, and other decision-making groups. The collection includes minutes and associated materials, memoranda and correspondence, council and committee membership lists, new committee charges, reports, bylaws, policy documents and related proposals, financial records, and other records of the Academic Council and its committees. Materials range in date from 1954-2000. Materials are continuously added to this collection.
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For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the office of origin and the University Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the University Archivist.
Records, such as search committee files or others pertaining to employment where individuals are identified, are closed for 70 years.
Records of the University's Board of Trustees which have been existence for at least fifty years are available for scholarly research with the permission of the University Archivist. Access to records which have been in existence for less than fifty years shall be granted only by special permission, in writing, from the Board of Trustees.
Unprocessed materials are closed pending processing.
Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
The Minutes series is maintained in chronological order and includes agendas, minutes and associated materials (such as committee reports and other attachments) for meetings of the Academic Council. Duplicates have been removed. There are no restrictions on access to this material. Minutes from recent meetings are maintained in the University Archives subject file.
The Chair series is maintained in chronological order by administration, and consists of materials that University Archives has received from individuals who have chaired the Academic Council. Material may be added to this series as it is received. The original order of materials within each administration has been maintained.
The Faculty Secretary series consists of materials that University Archives has received from individuals who have served as Faculty Secretary of the Academic Council. Material may be added to this series as it is received. The records dating from 1984-1987 are in folders organized by Academic Council meeting date and consist primarily of notes and documents pertaining to those meetings. The records from 1990-1998 are in volumes bound with metal fasteners. Organized, for the most part, by meeting dates for the Executive Committee of the Academic Council, these records consist primarily of agendas, minutes, notes and related documents pertaining to those Executive Committee meetings.
These records, including the minutes of the Executive Committee, are restricted for 10 years from date of origin.
Includes Appointment of Athletic Review Committee
Portions of the Faculty Hearing Committee materials are RESTRICTED.
Complaint materials are RESTRICTED.
Additional records of the Committee on Women Faculty were received in 2003. These materials are housed in Box 17 of the Committees Series.
Portions of the Committee on Women Faculty materials are RESTRICTED.
This material is an addition to the Committee on Women Faculty records in Boxes 7 and 8 of the Committees series.
The Academic Council and the Executive Committee which it elects are the chief instruments of faculty governance at Duke University. The formation of an Academic Council was recommended in a March, 1962 report of the University Faculty's Committee on Faculty Organization, and authorized in a 1962 revision of the University Bylaws. The first meeting was held on October 18, 1962. The officers of the Academic Council, all elected from the faculty, are the Chairman, Vice Chairman, and Secretary. The Academic Council, the Executive Committee that it elects, and the University Policy and Planning Advisory Committee replaced the University Council as the primary vehicles for faculty representation and participation in the governance of the University. In 1972, the faculty granted to the Academic Council full power to act on their behalf. The Academic Council has become the principal open forum for discussion of all matters of interest to the University community. The minutes of the Council constitute an open record of discussion and opinion on all matters that the faculty deems important for University consideration.
[Identification of item], Academic Council records, University Archives, Duke University.
Transfer; 1967-2001; 67-63, 68-328, 69-45, 71-384, 73-69, 73-92, 73-115, 74-99, 74-109, 76-104, 77-12, 78-6, 79-78, 1981-119, 82-66, 82-103, 82-120, 85-57, 87-30, 90-9, 90-45, 91-94, 93-38, A94-131, 96-103, 96-129, A97-89, A98-82, A99-66, A2000-6, A2001-15, A2001-50.
Processed by Christine Stachowicz and University Archives staff
Completed August, 2002
Encoded by Emily Glenn.
This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.