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Preliminary Guide to the Undergraduate Faculty Council of Arts and Sciences Records, 1968 - 1991

Abstract

The Duke University Undergraduate Faculty Council of Arts and Sciences (UFCAS), established in 1971, guided undergraduate education in arts and sciences, adopted academic regulations and admissions policies, advised on financial aid and recognized academic achievement. It succeeded the Undergraduate Faculty Council after the body no longer included representatives from the engineering and nursing schools. In 1991, UFCAS voted to disband and reorganize as the Arts and Sciences Council. Records include bylaws, minutes, correspondence, memoranda, rosters, reports, and other records of the Undergraduate Faculty Council of Arts and Sciences at Duke University. Most of the records were created by the UFCAS Committees, which included: Curriculum, Courses of Instruction, Honors, Study Abroad, Program II, Academic Standards, Advising, Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid, Residential Life, Freshman Year, Advanced Placement, Athletics and Recreation, Health Science Education, and Non-western Studies. Materials range in date from 1968 to 1991.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Undergraduate Faculty Council of Arts and Sciences records 1968 - 1991
Creator
Duke University. Undergraduate Faculty Council of Arts and Sciences.
Extent
20.0 Linear Feet , 19000 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

Records include bylaws, minutes, correspondence, memoranda, rosters, reports, and other records of the Undergraduate Faculty Council of Arts and Sciences at Duke University. The Program II files contain some identifiable student records and are regulated by FERPA. The records also contains materials from a prior body, the Undergraduate Faculty Council, which concern ongoing matters.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

Ad Hoc Committee on the Quality of Teaching, 1981-1983 [A85-12]
Box 1-2
Ad Hoc Committee on the Quality of Teaching, Reference Materials
Box 3
Committee on Student Writing [A86-70]
Box 4
Minutes, 1971/72-1978/79
Box 5
Minutes, 1979/80-1983/84
Box 6
Agenda index, 1971-1984
Box 6
Minutes (summary), agendas, rosters, reports
Box 7
Residential Life Committee, 1968-1978
Box 8-9
Minutes, agenda index, 1984-1991
Box 10
Structure and Choice in Liberal Education [A92-7]
Box 12
1985-1986 [A92-7]
Box 13
Committees: A -- App
Box 14
Committees: Athletics -- Non-western
Box 15
Committees: Study Abroad
Box 16
Bylaws and organization [A98-60]
Box 16
Curriculum Committee, 1971-1979 [A84-93]
Box 17
Curriculum Committee, 1979-1982 [A84-93, A81-55]
Box 18
Curriculum Committee, 1980-1982 [A84-93]
Box 19
Chair records, 1973-1979 [A82-33, A76-203]
Box 20
Chair records, 1973-1984 [A82-33, A76-203, A94-88]
Box 21
Program II, 1968-1975
Box 22
Curriculum Committee Review of the New Curriculum, questionnaires and data, 1974
Box 23-24
Special Committee of Educational Policy and Programs in Trinity College, Wardropper Committee, 1978-1981 [A80-42, A92-86]
Box 25-26
Committee on Honors, 1961-1977
Box 27-28

Historical Note

The Duke University Undergraduate Faculty Council of Arts and Sciences (UFCAS), established in 1971, guided undergraduate education in arts and sciences, adopted academic regulations and admissions policies, advised on financial aid and recognized academic achievement. It succeeded the Undergraduate Faculty Council after the body no longer included representatives from the engineering and nursing schools. Council membership consisted of the president, provost, dean of the undergraduate college, and elected members of the faculties of the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. The dean presided at meetings, while a member of the faculty was elected chair of the Executive Committee.

Most of Council's work was done through its standing and ad hoc committees, which included: Curriculum, Courses of Instruction, Honors, Study Abroad, Program II, Academic Standards, Advising, Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid, Residential Life, Freshman Year, Advanced Placement, Athletics and Recreation, Health Science Education, and Non-western Studies. In 1991, UFCAS voted to disband and reorganize as the Arts and Sciences Council.

Subject Headings

Related Material

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

Preferred Citation

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

Provenance

The Undergraduate Faculty Council of Arts and Sciences Records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1974-1992.

Processing Information

This collection is unprocessed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Encoded by Jill Katte, May 2005

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.