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Guide to the Undergraduate Faculty Council Records, 1952 - 1972

Abstract

Formed in 1952, the Undergraduate Faculty Council (UFC) was responsible for the governance of undergraduate education at Duke University. The Undergraduate Faculty Council of Arts and Sciences succeeded the UFC in October 1971, when undergraduate education in engineering and nursing formed separate governing bodies. Collection includes minutes, memoranda, correspondence, questionnaires, reports of standing and ad hoc committees, and other papers pertaining to faculty oversight of undergraduate education. The bulk of the material consists of the records of the Subcommittee on Curriculum, a part of the Committee on Undergraduate Instruction. Other committees include Honors, Program II, the Faculty Advisory System, Residential Life, Study Abroad, Undergraduate Admissions, Financial Aid, and Academic Standards. One of the major accomplishments of the UFC was a report called "Varieties of Learning Experience," or the Krueger Report (1968), which led to major changes in the undergraduate course of study known as the "new curriculum."

Descriptive Summary

Title
Undergraduate Faculty Council records, 1952 - 1972
Creator
Duke University. Undergraduate Faculty Council.
Extent
6.0 Linear Feet , 4200 Items
Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult University Archives, Duke University.
Language
English.

Collection Overview

Collection includes minutes, memoranda, correspondence, and questionnaires, reports of standing and ad hoc committees, and other papers pertaining to faculty oversight of undergraduate education. The bulk of the material consists of the records of the Subcommittee on Curriculum, a part of the Committee on Undergraduate Instruction. The Subcommittee's records feature the Krueger report, "Varieties of Learning Experience (1968), which led to the substantial changes in the undergraduate courses of study known as the "new curriculum." These files include results of a survey of faculty members and freshmen participating in small group learning experiences. The other major curriculum study is the Parker report (1960).

The Program II files contain material from the period after 1971, when the Undergraduate Faculty Council of Arts and Sciences was formed. Records of the Supervisory Committee for the Faculty Advisory System include scattered minutes of the committee, memoranda, correspondence, and reports, as well as handbooks for faculty advisers from 1952 to 1964. A number of ad hoc and superseded committees' files are also in the collection.

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Contents of the Collection

The Executive Committee series contains agendas, correspondence, minutes, petitions, rosters, and lists of the standing committees of the Executive Committee of the Undergraduate Faculty Council. Topics include the reorganization of the faculty, committee appointments, and petitions to suspend classes for the 1961 Cotton Bowl.

Agendas, 1954-1971
Box 1
Correspondence, 1952-1961
Box 1
Correspondence, 1962-1970
Box 1
Minutes, 1952-1960
Box 1
Minutes, 1961-1962
Box 1
Minutes, 1963-1964
Box 1
Minutes, 1965-1967
Box 1
Minutes, 1968
Box 1
Minutes, 1969
Box 1
Minutes, 1970
Box 1
Minutes, 1971
Box 1
Petitions, 1958, 1960
Box 1
Rosters, 1959-1971
Box 1

This series contains correspondence of the Advisory Committee on Committees of the Undergraduate Faculty Council. Topics include bylaws, student participation, and committee appointments.

Correspondence, 1962-1970
Box 1
Correspondence, 1956-1964
Box 1
Minutes, 1963-1964
Box 1
Reports, 1954-1968
Box 1
Attrition studies
Box 6
Committee files, 1954-1962
Box 6
Correspondence, 1953-1956
Box 6
Minutes, 1953-1955
Box 6
Minutes, 1955-1956
Box 6
Reports, 1955-1958
Box 6
Minutes, 1956-1962
Box 7

This series includes agendas, correspondence, course approvals, minutes, and proceedings of minutes of the Committee on Courses of Instruction of the Undergraduate Faculty Council. Topics include the approval of proposals for new courses, programs, and professors.

Agendas, 1965-1971
Box 1
Correspondence, 1951-1954
Box 1
Correspondence, 1955
Box 1
Correspondence, 1956-1957
Box 1
Correspondence, 1958
Box 1
Correspondence, 1959
Box 1
Correspondence, 1960
Box 1
Course Approvals, 1970-1971
Box 1
Minutes, 1948-1964
Box 1
Minutes, 1965-1969
Box 1
Proceedings of Minutes, 1948-1960
Box 1
Proceedings of Minutes, 1961-1965
Box 1

This series contains correspondence, minutes, and reports of the Committee on the Organization of the Undergraduate Faculty Council. Documents include a detailed report on the organization and the functions of the Undergraduate Faculty Council.

Correspondence, 1965-1966
Box 1
Minutes, 1963
Box 1
Reports, 1962-1964, 1971
Box 1

This series contains correspondence between educators at Duke and other institutions such as Vanderbilt and Stanford, minutes, program brochures, reports, and student records of the Committee on the Study Abroad of the Undergraduate Faculty Council. This series also contains one photograph, which is housed in a folder labeled "miscellaneous." Topics include program designs, descriptions of summer study programs, academic qualification of students, and recommendations.

Correspondence, 1961-1967
Box 1
Correspondence, 1968-1969
Box 1
Correspondence, 1970-1971
Box 2
Minutes, 1961-1971
Box 2
Miscellaneous, 1962-1971
Box 2
Programs, 1966-1971
Box 2
Reports, 1962-1976
Box 2

This series contains correspondence, newspaper clipping, notes, proposals, publications, and reports of the Committee on Undergraduate Instruction of the Undergraduate Faculty Council. Topics include curriculum proposals, committee appointments, and education program reviews. Publications include the Academic Guide for Freshman, the "Manual of Style for Duke Undergraduate Term Papers," and the Duke University Faculty Newsletter.

Correspondence, 1964-1966
Box 2
Correspondence, 1967
Box 2
Newspaper Clippings, 1967
Box 2
Notes, 1966-1967
Box 2
Proposals, 1963-1967
Box 2
Publications guide, 1964-1965
Box 2
Publications, 1953-1964
Box 2
Publications, 1965-1967
Box 2
Reports, 1964
Box 2
Reports, 1965-1967
Box 2

This series contains correspondence, minutes, newspaper clippings, notes, publications, questionnaires, and reports of the Subcommittee of the Curriculum of the Committee on Undergraduate Instruction of the Undergraduate Faculty Council. This series includes multiple drafts of the Krueger Report, called "Varieties of Learning Experience" (1968), which is a curriculum study funded by the Board of Education of the Methodist Church. Topics include committee appointments, work-study, honors program, the arts, physical education, and other curricular matters from faculty, alumni, and student groups.

Correspondence, 1965-1966
Box 2
Correspondence, 1967
Box 2
Correspondence, 1968
Box 2
Correspondence, 1968
Box 2
Correspondence, 1969-1971
Box 2
Krueger Report -- Drafts, 1967-1968
Box 2
Krueger Report, 1968
Box 2
Krueger Report -- Papers, 1968
Box 2
Minutes, 1965-1969
Box 2
Newspaper Clippings, 1966-1968
Box 2
Notes, 1967-1971
Box 3
Publications, 1958; 1964-1967
Box 3
Questionnaires, 1960, 1968
Box 3
Questionnaires, 1970-1971
Box 3
Reports, 1965-1966
Box 3
Reports, 1967
Box 3
Reports, 1967
Box 3
Reports, 1968
Box 3
Reports, 1968
Box 3
Reports, 1968-1969
Box 3
Reports, 1969-1971
Box 3
Reports--PER, 1967-1968
Box 3
A.G. Reichenberger
Box 3
Current Meeting, 1971
Box 3
1971
Box 3
Personal documents, 1971
Box 3
Comparative Literature, 1970
Box 3
Grading, 1969-1970
Box 3
Graduating with distinction in interdisciplinary programs
Box 3
Humanities, comparative literature, 1970
Box 3
Duke University Research Council, 1971
Box 3
Minutes, 1970-1971
Box 3
Interdisciplinary Programs, 1970
Box 3
Miscellaneous corresondence
Box 3
New Curriculum, 1968
Box 3
Report, 1971
Box 3
Questionnaire
Box 3
Questionnaire, 1970
Box 3
Questionnaire results, 1970
Box 3
Questionnaire, comments
Box 3
Nursing, 1969
Box 3
Materials from Ballantyne, 1968-1970
Box 3
Paramedical program, 1970
Box 3
Physical Education Requirement, 1969-1970
Box 3
Physical Education Major, 1967-1970
Box 4
Physical Education, 1971
Box 4
Report, 1971
Box 4
Report, 1971
Box 4
Unfinished business, 1969-1970
Box 4
Wilson House, 1970
Box 4
Zoology, Beaufort Program, 1970
Box 4
Medieval and Reinaissance Studies
Box 4
Bruce Wardropper, memoranda and correspondence, 1970-1972
Box 4
Minutes, proposals and reports
Box 4
Foreign Language Requirements
Box 4
Memoranda, correspondence, minutes and reports
Box 4
Unclassified
Box 4

This series contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, and reports of the Subcommittee on Grading of the Committee on Undergraduate Instruction of the Undergraduate Faculty Council. Topics include modification of the grading system, the possible institution of a plus and minus grading system, the pass-fail grading system, and academic standards and grading.

Correspondence, 1966-1970
Box 4
Newspaper Clippings, 1965-1966
Box 4
Reports, 1965-1966
Box 4

This series contains memoranda, reports, and minutes of the Subcommittee on Policy of the Committee on Undergraduate Instruction of the Undergraduate Faculty Council. Topics include administering the plus and minus grading system, the pass-fail grading system, the structure of the subcommittee, and subcommittee appointments.

Memoranda and Reports, 1968-1971
Box 4
Minutes, 1964-1968
Box 4
1971
Box 4

This series contains agendas, correspondence, and reports of the Curriculum Committee of the Undergraduate Faculty Council. Topics include curricula reviews, course approval requests, course revisions, long-range planning, and curriculum models for undergraduate education.

Agendas, 1958
Box 4
Correspondence, 1955-1959
Box 4
Correspondence, 1960
Box 4
Correspondence, 1961
Box 4
Correspondence, 1962-1964
Box 4
CSRL, 1969
Box 4
General, 1957-1960
Box 4
General, 1961-1964
Box 4
General, 1964-1965
Box 4
Parker Report, 1959-1960
Box 4
Parker Report, 1961
Box 4

This series contains Faculty Advisors' Handbooks, correspondence, and reports of the Faculty Advisory System of the Undergraduate Faculty Council. Topics include pre-registration, curricula, the pass-fail grading system, advisement schedules, and reports pertaining to the faculty advisory program.

Faculty Advisors' Handbook, 1952-1957
Box 4
Faculty Advisors' Handbook, 1958-1959 and undated
Box 4
Faculty Advisors' Handbook, 1960-1962
Box 5
Faculty Advisors' Handbook, 1963-1964
Box 5
SCFAS Correspondence, 1952-1966
Box 5
SCFAS Reports, 1955-1971 and undated
Box 5

This series contains agendas, correspondence, minutes, reports, and student proposals of the Program II Committee of the Undergraduate Faculty Council. Topics include general program information, committee appointments, student applications with proposals, and graduating with distinction. Program II allowed students to design their own plan of study.

Agendas, 1970-1972
Box 5
Correspondence, 1970-1972
Box 5
Minutes, 1969-1972
Box 5
Reports, 1970-1971
Box 5
Student Proposals, 1971-1971
Box 5
Student Proposals, 1971-1972
Box 5
Student Proposals, 1972-1972
Box 5

This series contains the files of Robert Charles Krueger, who headed the Curriculum Committee which overhauled the undergraduate curriculum. His reforms allowed students leeway to select more elective courses from a broader range of disciplines.

*These boxes are unprocessed and may contain restricted information. Consultation with Archives staff may be required prior to use.*

Robert Charles Krueger files
Box 8-11

Historical Note

Undergraduate Faculty Council began in 1952, as a result of a re-organization of the Duke University Faculty. The Undergraduate Faculty Council (UFC) was responsible for the governance of undergraduate education, a task that the Faculty Council previously had undertaken. The UFC included representatives from the Engineering and Nursing schools. The Dean of Trinity College served as chair. The UFC first met on November 13, 1952. The Undergraduate Faculty Council of Arts and Sciences succeeded the UFC in October 1971, when undergraduate education in engineering and nursing formed separate governing bodies.

Standing Committees of the Undergraduate Faculty Council included Undergraduate Instruction (which absorbed the Curriculum Committee and the Committee on Courses of Instruction between 1964-1965), Honors, Program II, the Faculty Advisory System, Residential Life, Study Abroad, Undergraduate Admissions, and Financial Aid. Ad hoc committees included Academic Standards, Committee on Committees, and the Committee on the Organization and Functions of the UFC. The creation of a report called "Varieties of Learning Experience," or the Krueger Report (1968), represents one of the major accomplishments of the Undergraduate Faculty Council. The Krueger Report led to major changes in the undergraduate course of study known as the "new curriculum."

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Undergraduate Faculty Council of Arts and Sciences records. (University Archives, Duke University.)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Undergraduate Faculty Council Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Undergraduate Faculty Council Records was received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1964-1992.

Processing Information

Processed by Jane Veronica Charles

Completed July 2000

Encoded by Jill Katte, May 2005

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.