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Commission on General Education Records, 1986-1990
Overview of the Collection
- Commission on General Education Records
- 1986-1990 (inclusive)19861990
- 1 linear feet, ( 1 containers)
- Collection Number
- Archives 217
- Consist chiefly of minutes, reports, and research material.
Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
- Access Restrictions
The Collection is open for research use.
- Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
The Commission on General Education was formed in 1986. Some activities were supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Its purpose was to review and, if needed, recommend changes in the general education requirements at Washington State University. Its final report came out in February, 1989, with extensive revisions recommended. These recommendations were the basis for revising WSU's general education requirements, beginning in 1990. The commission was chaired by University Executive Vice-President and Provost, Albert C. Yates, and Vice-Chair was Robert A. Littlewood, Anthropology. Other members included Richard Law, Division of Humanities and Social Sciences; Donald Bushaw, Vice Provost for Education; John Kicza, History; James Quann, Registrar; and Birgitta Ingemanson, Foreign Languages and Literatures.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Records of the Commission on General Education consist chiefly of minutes, reports, and research material. The records were received in folders, which are retained with the same headings. Materials within folders are arranged chronologically, with undated material placed at the end of the year in which it was found. Some material was clipped together; in these cases the undated materials within these groups are kept together. Other groups are broken up and arranged chronologically with the rest. Other materials, such as articles, advising materials, etc., are left in original order.
Records of the Commission on General Education, Washington State University, were transferred to the University Libraries in 1992 (UA92-42) by Professor Robert Littlewood, retired from the Dept. of Anthropology.
The records were processed in Jan. 1993 by Steven Rasmussen.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|1||1||Commission on General Education Meetings||1986|
|1||2||Commission on General Education Meetings||1987|
|1||3||Commission on General Ed. Meetings||Jan-Apr 1988|
|1||4||Commission on General Ed. Meetings||May-Dec 1988|
|1||6||Commission on General Education Meetings||1989|
|1||6||General Education Materials||1985-May 1986|
|1||7||General Education Materials||June-Oct 1986|
|1||8||General Education Materials||Nov-Dec 1986|
|1||9||General Education Materials||1987|
|1||10||General Education Materials||1988|
|1||11||General Education Materials||1989|
|1||12||General Education Materials||1990|
|1||13||Gen. Ed. Materials-"Good Practices in General Education"|
|1||14||Gen. Ed. Commission-Tier I Subcommittee|
|1||Is||Gen. Ed. Commission-Tier II Subcommittee|
|1||16||Gen. Ed. Commission-Tier III Subcommittee|
|1||17||World Civilizations course material|
|1||18||Interim report for NEH-Year 1||1986-1987|
|1||19||WSU Report on the Humanities Core Curriculum Project||Sep.1989|
|1||22||Commission on General Ed.-Final Report||Feb 1989|
|1||23||Off-Campus/Branch Campus Material|
|1||24||State of WA-Higher Ed. Coordinating Board Materials|
|1||25||Student/Faculty Development-Advising Materials|
|1||26||Articles concerning general education|
|1||27||Articles concerning general education|
|1||28||Material on the philosophy of a university|
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- General education--Washington (State)--History
- Washington State University--Curricula--Research--Archives
- Washington State University. Commission on General Education--Archives (creator)
- Washington State University. Commission on General Education--Records and correspondence
- Littlewood, Robert, 1930---Archives (creator)