Faculty Senate Records  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Oregon State University. Faculty Senate.
Title
Faculty Senate Records
Quantity
4 cubic ft.
5 microfilm reels
Collection Number
RG 044
Summary
The Faculty Senate records document the development, administration and activities of the OSU Faculty Senate and its various committees.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Special Collections and Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
97331-4501
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
scarc@oregonstate.edu
Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Composed of representatives from all academic and administrative units, the Faculty Senate is the primary governing body of the University, responsible for academic policies, educational standards, curricula, academic regulations, and faculty welfare. In its capacity as the University's legislative body, the Faculty Senate presents recommendations to the President of the University, who has the authority to pass or veto any measure submitted. Organized in 1945 by the Committee on Resident Faculty Organization, the Faculty Senate (formerly known as the Faculty Council prior to 1957) was the first faculty body at Oregon State University that included elected representatives.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Due to differences in the series designations between the paper and microfilm records in this group, the microfilm reels are described separately below and in the inventory.

Series I contains correspondence, minutes, memoranda, annual committee reports, and studies generated by the Faculty Senate's committees. Two of the major committees represented in this series are the Executive and the Faculty Economic Welfare Committee. The latter examined issues pertaining to faculty salaries and benefits. One cubic foot of Faculty Senate materials from the records of C. W. Hovland, Department Chair of Religious Studies and president of the Faculty Senate from 1978 to 1979, has been transferred into this series. Series II consists of minutes of the Faculty Senate. The microfilm records also contain minutes of the Faculty Senate and cover one year (1956) not in the paper records. Series III are Reports to the Senate sent to Senate members outlining meeting agendas and memoranda and reports from committees.

Series IV contains informational materials and memoranda regarding the presentation of the OSU Distinguished Service Awards. Nomination packets of the winners of the Distinguished Service Award and other awards (containing curriculum vitas and letters or recommendation) are also in this series.

Series V consists of studies, opinion papers, and addresses prepared for the Faculty Senate by faculty members, committees, and outside consultants. Series VI contains general correspondence, a handbook, memoranda, and informational reports relating to the administrative structure, policies, and history of the Faculty Senate.

The 5 reels of Faculty Senate microfilm records date from 1944 to 1971 and consist primarily of correspondence, minutes, committee and curriculum council reports, informational materials, and memoranda. The minutes, informational material, and reports were created by the Committee On Faculty Organization, an ad hoc committee formed by the University to establish the Faculty Senate. The microfilm also contains correspondence, memoranda, and reports from the Committee On Committees and the Publication Advisory Committee. Series numbers in brackets on the inventory correspond to series indicators in the microfilm.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Faculty Senate Records (RG 44), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Committees, 1944-1989Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Academic Advising Committee
1971, 1977
1
Academic Deficiencies Committee
1969-1972
1
Academic Regulations Committee
1977-1979
Academic Requirements Committee
1968-1974
Box
1
Committee Reports
1970-1973
1
Curriculum Policies
1970-1974
1
Meeting Minutes and Agendas
1970-1973
1
Revisions of Academic Regulations
1973
1
S-U Grading
1968-1973
1
Transfer of Community College and Voc-tech Credits
1971-1973
Box
1
Academic Reviews and Appeals Committee
1969-1972
1
Academic Status Committee
1970
Ad Hoc Committees
1970-1982
Box
1
Committee on Martin Luther King's Birthday
1982
1
Committee on Faculty Workloads
1973
Box
1
Advancement of Teaching Committee
1969-1971
1
Bylaws Committee
1970-1971
1
Charter Day Committee
1969
1
Committee on Admissions of Graduate Students
1969
1
Committee on Admissions of Undergraduate Students
1969-1972
1
Committee on Committees
1967-1972
1
Committee to Coordinate Distribution and Review of Statements on Student Rights
1969
1
Committee for Minority and Special Services Programs
1969-1971
1
Committee on Reorganization and Enlargement of the Faculty Council
1954-1955
1
Committee on Resident Faculty Organization
1944
1
Curriculum Committee
1971
2
Examinations Committee
1971
2
Executive Committee
1964-1973
2
Memoranda to Faculty
1981-1989
2
Faculty Day Committee
1968-1970
2
Faculty Economic Welfare Committee
1950, 1956-1958, 1964-1978
2
Academic Salary Statistical Reports
1982-1986
2
Academic Salaries Seminar Report, Surveys, and Data
1986-1987
2
Subcommittee on Salary Information
1972-1974
2
Faculty Recognition and Awards Committee
1969-1971
2
Faculty Status Committee
1971
2
International Education Committee
1969-1972
2
Library Committee
1969-1971
2
Nominations Committee
1970-1972
2
Registration and Scheduling Committee
1971
3
Retirement Committee
1979-1981
3
Special Services Committee
1970-1971
3
University Honors Program Committee
1969-1971

Series II:  Minutes, 1944-1999Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
3
5 bound volumes
1944-1955, 1957-1965
3
1969-1972, 1977-1995, 1998-1999
3
Minutes Index
1967-1979

Series III:  Reports to the Faculty Senate, 1970-1998Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
3
1970-1972, 1980-1990
4
1991-1998

Series IV:  Awards, 1974-2000Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
4
Award Nomination Criteria Guidelines, 2000
4
Distinguished Service Awards, 1974-1976
1978-1980, 1983
4
Faculty Award Nomination Packets
1997-2000
4
List of Award Recipients
1964-1989

Series V:  Studies, Opinion Papers, and Addresses, 1988-1999Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
4
Faculty Forum Papers
1988-1991, 1998-1999
4
Faculty Salary Structures and Trends; and How We Track Them
1990

Series VI:  Subject Files, 1970-1999Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
4
Bylaws and Standing Rules
1974-1975
4
Correspondence and Memos
1988-1989, 1993, 1999
4
Faculty Panels
1970-1971
4
Faculty Senate Handbook
1994-1995
4
Promotion and Tenure
1982-1984
4
Provosts' Annual Address to the Faculty
1989
4
" Roots of the Faculty Senate" (Brief historical essay on the Faculty Senate)
1984

Microfilmed recordsReturn to Top

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

  • reel 1: Faculty Senate Minutes, 1945-1966 [Subgroup 1, Series 1]
  • reel 1: Correspondence, 1945-1960 [Subgroup 1, Series 2]
  • reel 2: Correspondence, 1960-1964 [Subgroup 1, Series 2]
  • reel 2: Committee and Curriculum Council Reports, 1945-1964 [Subgroup 1, Series 3]
  • reel 2: Reports, 1945-1959 [Subgroup 1, Series 4]
  • reel 2: Organization, 1954-1957 [Subgroup 1, Series 5]
  • reel 2: Committee on Resident Faculty Oganization, 1944 [Subgroup 2, Series 1-5]
  • reel 2: Committee on Committees, 1955-1961 [Subgroup 3, Series 1]
  • reel 3: Faculty Senate Minutes, 1968-1971 [Series 1]
  • reel 3: Correspondence, 1968-1971 [Series 2]
  • reel 3: Executive Committee, 1968-1970 [Series 3]
  • reel 4: Executive Committee, 1969-1971 [Series 3]
  • reel 4: Reports, Committee, 1967-1971 [Series 3]
  • reel 4: School of Agriculture Correspondence, 1969-1971 [Series 5]
  • reel 4: Agendas, 1967-1971 [Series 6]
  • reel 4: Members, 1968-1969 [Series 7]
  • reel 4: Publication Advisory Committee (Adv. Com. on Faculty Publications), 1967-1968 [Series 8]
  • reel 5: Committee on Resident Faculty Organization, 1944 [This reel exactly duplicates paper records in the folder, "Committee on Resident Faculty Organization, 1944", with the exception of one page of Minutes on the film which is not in the original paper records. This page has been printed out and is available with the original paper records.]

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Universities and colleges--Faculty--Salaries, etc.--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Universities and colleges--Oregon--Corvallis--Curricula.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon State University. Faculty Economic Welfare Committee.
  • Oregon State University. Faculty Senate.
  • Oregon State University--Administration.
  • Oregon State University--Faculty.