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Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Senate

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 100-110
This collection holds materials from the University Senate. The materials include two separate bound notebooks, one from 1873-1876 and the other 1892-1905. These are correctly thought of as faculty minutes as the senate in its current structure did not then exist. There are minutes from the general meetings and reports of the various committees. Additionally, there are audiotapes of the meetings from 1971-78.

Dates

  • 1873-2013
  • 1960-2000

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Available for use by researchers in the university archive.

Conditions Governing Use

All copyright is owned by Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

Extent

9.00 Linear Feet

1.50 Linear Feet

1.00 Boxes

1.00 Boxes

1.50 Linear Feet

0.50 Linear Feet

1.50 Linear Feet

1.50 Linear Feet

1.50 Linear Feet

0.50 Linear Feet

0.50 Linear Feet

0.50 Linear Feet

1.50 Linear Feet

1.50 Linear Feet

1.50 Linear Feet

1.00 Boxes

Abstract

The senate functions as a recommending body to the university president.  Unlike many college senates, it is not composed solely of faculty.  Instead It is comprised of representatives from most of the functions of the university, including managers and students.  The records herein represent the activities of this body.

Arrangement I. Governance II. Academic Council, 1967-1991 III. Committees, 1969-2000 IV. Course Proposals, 1968-2000 V. Program Proposals, 1971-2011 VI. Program Revisions VII. Senate Minutes, 1968-2000 VIII. Department Heads Meeting, 1965-1986 IX. Audio tapes, 1971-1978 X. Separates 1873-1876 and 1892-1905 Xi. Correspondence/other

Biographical or Historical Information

Dr. Chester McNerny, President of Edinboro State College, proposed the creation of a senate. In 1968, the Senate was officially accepted by the Board of Trustees. Since its inception the senate has been a recommending body composed of faculty and administrators. Later the senate incorporated student representatives. As first concieved, the senate was designed to make recommendations to the president and to the Board of Trustees (later named the Council of Trustees), on any matter affecting the school. There have been several revisions to the constitution of the senate that reflects the changes in university governance. The committee structure reflects the areas that senate monitors and makes recommendations concerning. Aside from its internal governance, the senate has recommending authorty only.Note written by Dave Obringer

Technical Access Requirements

The audio tapes are on cassetts and need a player to use them.

Custodial History

Materials were handed directly from the president or the secretary of the senate to the archivist.

Source of Acquisition

Deposits acquired from senate officers.
Method of Acquisition direct transfer

Appraisal Information

Policy C061 has no requirements for University Senate. The University Archive collections all minutes, from each committee to the meetings of the whole senate.  Annual reports of each committee, correspondence between the senate and administration are all collected.

Repository Details

Part of the Edinboro University Archives Repository

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