Edinboro University Senate, 1873-2000

Accession Number: none

Finding Aid Created: 2009, updated January 2013

Inclusive Dates: 1873-2000, bulk of the material is 1960-2000.

Creator: Members of the University Senate and it's committee members.

Extent: Eight boxes, two separates, nine linear feet.

Repository:
Edinboro University Archives
Baron- Forness Library
Edinboro University
Edinboro, Pa 16444

Scope and Content: 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.

Acquisition Information: Materials in this collection have been transferred to the University Archive by past Senate presidents and secretaries.

Preferred Citation:
Edinboro University Archives
University Senate, 1873-2000

Access Restriction: Materials may be used in the University Archives during normal hours.

Copyright: Edinboro University of Pennsylvania 2002

Alternative Format: All formats exist within the collection, they include paper and audio tape.

Historical Sketch: 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.

Series Descriptions

A. Governance
From the earliest 1968 draft of a College Senate to Senate Handbooks in the 1990's, this series documents changes in the goals and governance of the Senate. The earliest constituion differs markedly from the current version. Membership was limited to seven top level managers and faculty were represented by rank, 20% of full professors, 10% assoicate and 5% assistant. Only faculty with three years of service could vote. The president of the college served as Chairman of the Senate.

Matters undertaken for consideration included most matters of the university's operation. Some of the notable concerns that are no longer under senate review include; promotion, faculty welfare, concerts and lectures, athletics, alumni, academic calendar and publicity. With senate committees addressing each of these, some related documentation should be contained in the record group.

The earliest documents contain much the same information as latter senate handbooks. This includes the composition of the senate, the charges and members of the various committees and role and functions of the senate.

B. Academic Council, 1967-1991

Academic Council materials date from 1967 to 1991 with the bulk of them representing 1967-1986. Contained therein are minutes, agendas and memos. The business of the Academic Council was approval and review or courses and programs. Chairing the committee was Dr. McNerney, president of the college, for the early years. During the later years, Provost McKinnley acts as chair of the committee.

C. Committees, 1969-2000

This series ranges from 1969-2000. Of the committees that are chartered by the senate, only a portion are represented here. This is due in part because not all committees keep notes that are turned into the senate body nor do all committees give written reports. A years worth of committee work may result in a brief oral report to the whole senate.

The Committee on Committees takes up a large section of this series. This committee is charged with filling slots in the various committees. Other reports and minutes give evidence to the workings and concerns of the senate.

D. Course Proposals, 1968-2000

The senate has had recommendation authority for proposed courses since the senate began. The early versions of the senate constitutions assigns a curriculum committee to review the materials before it goes before the senate. Most recently, proposals are presented to the senate as a whole without a senate committee examination.

E. Program Proposals, 1971-2011

Like course proposals, these come before the senate for an approval or non-approval recommendation. The accrual of new program proposals accounts for the necessary update of the finding aid in 2013.

F. Senate Minutes, 1968-2000

The business of the whole body is documented in the minutes. During these monthly meetings, the members present is documented and business that is dicussed is recorded. Interspersed with these minutes can be found handouts for the meeting. They may include course proposals or other reports from committees.

G. Audio Tapes, 1971-1978

Contained in this series are cassette tape recordings of the general meetings.

H. Department Head Meetings, 1965-1986

Within this series are contained agendas, minutes, course proposals and curriculum changes. In general this group discussed academic matters. Other materials seemingly disconnected from the group also included, such as the minutes from the faculty meeting that considered the newly proposed constitution of the college senate.

I. Separates, 1873-1876 and 1892-1905

These are included in the Senate Record as a functional ancestor of the senate. They are minutes of the faculty for the dates given. The meetings were typically chaired by the pricipal and included the small number of faculty employeed at that time. Matters that came before them range from academic concerns to discipline of individual students.

It is worth noting that during this period, the school was private but receiving state funding for tuition reembursement from the state. This meant that the board was much more involved in the day to day operation of the school. Pennsylvania did not purchase the school until 1914.

Controlled Access Terms

Edinboro State College
Edinboro University
Universities and colleges--Administration
College department heads
Universities and colleges--Faculty
College teachers
Educational leadership
Universities and colleges--Curricula
School management and organization
Teacher participation in administration

Organization of Collection:

A. Governance
B. Academic Council
C. Committees
D. Course Proposals
E. Program Proposals
F. Senate Minutes
G. Audio Tapes
H. Department Head Meetings I. Separates

Content List

  
Box: Senate 1
Shelf: 28
Series: Governance

Governance, 1968-72
Constitution Items Pt. 1 1968-70
Constitution 1995
Senate Handbook 1982
Senate Handbook 1984-85
Senate Handbook 1985-86
Senate Handbook 1986-87
Senate Handbook 1987-88
Senate Handbook 1988-89
Senate Handbook 1989-90
Senate Handbook 1990-91
Senate Handbook 1992-94
Senate Handbook 1995
Senate Handbook 1995-96
Senate Handbook 1996-97
Senate Handbook 1997-98
Governance, 2005-2006
Governance, 2006-2007
Governance, 2007-2008
Governance, 2008-2009

Series: Academic Council
Box: Senate 1 Shelf: 28 Memos and Agenda 11/5/68-3/25/80 Academic Council Minutes 1967 Academic Council Minutes 1968 Academic Council Minutes 1969 Miscellaneous Correspondence Academic Council1967-70 Academic Council Minutes 1967-73 Academic Council Minutes 1970 Academic Council Minutes 1972 Academic Council Minutes 1973 Academic Council Minutes 1971 Academic Council Minutes 1974 Academic Council Minutes 1975 Academic Council Minutes 1976 Academic Council Minutes 1977-1991 Academic Council Agendas 1974 Academic Council Motions and Reports to Senate 1971-86 Miscellaneous Correspondence Academic Council 1971 Series: Committees
Box: Senate 1 Shelf: 28 Academic Concerns Committee1986-96 Academic Standards Committee1969-88 Ad Hoc Committee 1969-72 Ad Hoc Committee on Faculty Evaluation 1995 Admission Committee 1969-84 Advancement Committee 1997 Agenda Committee 1969 Athletics Committee 1972-81 Building and Grounds Committee 1990-2000 Calendar Committee 1967-88 Calendar Committee 1970-75 Box: Senate 2 Shelf:28 Series: Committees Committee on Committees Letters and Memorandums 1973-88 Committee on Committees 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973-75 1974-77 1977-78 1979-86 1987 1993-2004 Committee on Extra. Professional 1972 Committee on International Education XVI 1974-79 Community Services Committee 1996-97 Course Evaluation Committee Minutes 1969-76 Cultural Affairs Committee 1974 Development and Marketing Committee 2000 Enrollment Management Committee 1995-2000 Executive Committee 1968-1970, 1998-99 Faculty Agendas 1934-42 Faculty Research and Development Committee 1984-97 Finance Committee 1997 & 2000 Honors & Independent Study Committee 1969-87 Library Committee 1969-2000 Misc. Committees, 1969-1970 Membership, Nominations & Elections Committee 1997 Planning & Assessment Committee 1998-2000 Proposals for Shared Responsibilities 1971 Recruitment & Retention Committee 1993 Research Committee 1996-2000 Sabbatical Leave Committee 1971-72 Standing Committee Annual Reports 1970-1975 Standing Committee Annual Report 1977-1983 Standing Committees Profile 1964-82 Student Concerns Committee 1995-97 Tenure Committee 1982-83 Faculty Research Committee, 1993-94 Professional rights and responsibilities committee, 1969-1970 Promotions policy committee, 1970 Faculty Research Committee, 1994-95 Committee reports, 2005-2006 Committee reports, 2006-2007 Committee reports, 2008-2008 Committee reports, 2008-2009 Box: Senate 2a Shelf: 28 Series: Department Heads Meetings Department Heads Meetings 1960-68 Department Heads Meetings 1961-64 Department Heads Meetings 1965 Department Heads Meetings 1968 General education proposals, 1967-2006 American studies proposals, [n.d.] Art department program proposals, [n.d.] Biology & health services program proposals, [n.d.] Business and economics program proposals, [n.d.] Chemistry program proposals, [n.d.] Series: Program Proposals
Box: Senate 2b Shelf: 27 Clinical Nutrition Proposal [1975?] Counseling and Human Development Program Proposals Communication and Media Studies Program Proposals M.A. in Counselor Education 1978 Dental Laboratory Technology 1981 Dental Laboratory Technology Associate 1981 Dental Technology Education 1980 Early Childhood and Special Education Program Proposals Dept. of Special Education - Course Outline - 1977? Elementary Education Program Proposals (1) Elementary Education Program Proposals (2) Middle and Secondary Education Program Proposals (1) Middle and Secondary Education Program Proposals (2) Middle and Secondary Education Program Proposals (3) Middle and Secondary Education Program Proposals (4) English and Theatre Arts Department Program Proposals Foreign Languages Program Proposals Geosciences Program Proposals Gerontology Proposals [ND] Health and Physical Education Program Proposals History and Anthropology Program Proposal Individualized Studies Program Proposal Mathematics and Computer Science Program Proposals (1) Mathematics and Computer Science Program Proposals (2) Music Department Program Proposals Nursing Program Proposals Philosophy Program Proposals Physics and Technology Program Proposals Political Science and Criminal Justice Program Proposals Professional Studies Program Proposals Psychology Program Proposals Rights & Responsibilities Proposals 1970-72 R.O.T.C. Advanced Program 1970 School of Honors Studies Proposals 1975-1976 Social Sciences Program Proposals 1969-1972 Sociology Program Proposal Speech, Language, and Hearing Program Proposals B.S. in Technical Trades 1975 Series: Program Proposals
Box: Senate 2c Shelf: 27 Curricular Proposal History and Anthro 10/26/09 Curricular Proposal Nursing Dept. 10/26/09 Curricular Proposal Comm & Media Studies 11/23/09 Curricular Proposal History & Anthropology 1/25/10 Curricular Proposal Pro. Studies 2/22/10 Curricular Proposal Early Childhood Special Ed. 2/22/10 Curricular Proposal Elem., Middle, & Secondary 2/22/10 Curricular Proposal Math & CSCI Dept. 2/22/10 Curricular Proposal Psychology Dept. 2/22/10 Curricular Proposals Art Dept. 2/22/10 Curricular Proposal Physics & Technology 4/26/10 Curricular Proposal Business & Economics 4/26/10 Curricular Proposal Social Work 4/26/10 Curricular Proposal Art 4/26/10 Curricular Proposal Geosciences 4/26/10 Curricular Proposal Health & Physical Ed. 4/26/10 Curriculum Proposal Elementary Ed. 4/26/10 Curricular Proposal Biology & Health Services 9/27/10 Curricular Proposal Art Dept. 9/27/10 Curricular Proposal History & Anthro. 10/25/10 Curricular Proposal Math & CSCI 10/25/10 Curricular Proposal Poli Sci & CJ 11/22/10 Curricular Proposal History & Anthro 11/22/10 Curricular Proposal Poli Sci & CJ 1/24/11 Curricular Proposal General Ed. 1/24/11 Curricular Proposal Foreign Languages 4/25/11 Curricular Proposal Business & Economics 4/25/11 Curricular Proposal Pro. Studies 4/25/11 Series: Senate Minutes
Box: Senate 3 Shelf: 27 Minutes 9/24/68-7/25/71 Senate Minutes 1968-69 Minutes From College Senate Special Meetings 1970-71 Senate minutes, 9/1969-12/1969 Senate minutes, 1970 Senate minutes, 1971 Senate minutes, 1972-73 Senate minutes, 1974-77 Senate minutes, 1978-79 Senate minutes, 1980-83 Senate minutes, 1984-87 Senate minutes, 1988-89 Senate minutes, 1990-91 Senate minutes, 1992-93 Senate minutes, 1994 Senate minutes, 1995 Senate minutes, 1996 Senate minutes, 1997 Senate minutes, 1998 Senate minutes, 1999 Senate minutes, 2000 Senate minutes, 4/25-5/1/2006 Senate minutes, 9/25/2006-4/30/2007 Senate minutes, 9/24/2007-4/28/2008 Senate minutes, 9/22/2008-4/27/2009 Senate info, 2009/10 Senate meeting, 4/27/09 Senate meeting, 9/28/09 Senate meeting, 10/26/09 Senate meeting, 11/23/09 Senate general info, 20010/2011 Senate meeting, 1/25/10 Senate meeting, 2/22/10 Senate meeting, 3/29/10 Senate meeting, 4/26/10 Senate meeting, 9/27/10 Senate meeting, 10/25/10 Senate meeting, 11/22/10 Senate meeting, 1/24/11 Senate meeting, 2/2/11 Senate meeting, 3/28/11 Senate meeting, 4/25/11 Series: Correspondence/other Box: Senate 3b Shelf: 27 Senate letter and memorandums, 1968-1970 Senate letters and memorandums, 1972-1994 Correspondence Senate Correspondence 1994-96 Senate Correspondence 1999 Correspondence to the President Dr. Frank Pogue 1999 Special Senate Meetings Agendas 1971-88 Series: Other-Senate
Chancellor's Quarterly Report to the Board of Governors 01/14/99 Senator Officer Nominations 1999 Meeting Schedules for: University Senate, Executive Committee, Committee on Committees 1999-2000 Blank Senate Forms 1999-2000 Box: Sen 4 Shelf: 27 Series: Curriculum Proposals Curriculum Proposals I 1967-74 Curriculum Proposals II 1967-74 Curriculum Proposals III 1967-74 Curriculum Proposals IV 1967-74 Curriculum Proposals V 1967-74 Curriculum Proposals VI 1967-74 Box: Senate 5 Shelf: 28 Series: Curriculum Proposals Dept. of Special Education- Course Outline - [1977?] Box: Sen 6 Shelf: 27 Series: Senate Minutes Audiotapes College Senate Meeting 2/17/71 # 1 College Senate Meeting 5/18/71 #2 College Senate Meeting Special Meeting Resend Motion on Secondary Ed. Of 10/8/71 #3 College Senate Meeting 12/1/71 #4 College Senate Meeting 1/19/72 #5 College Senate Meeting 12/16/72 #6 College Senate Meeting 4/12/72 #7 College Senate Meeting 5/3/72 #8a College Senate Meeting 5/3/72 #8b College Senate Meeting 5/10/72 #9a College Senate Meeting 5/10/72 #9b College Senate Meeting 9/6/72 #10a College Senate Meeting 9/6/72 #10b College Senate Meeting 10/4/72 #11a College Senate Meeting 10/4/72 #11b College Senate Meeting 11/8/72 #12a College Senate Meeting 11/8/72 #12b College Senate Meeting 11/15/72 #13a College Senate Meeting 11/15/72 #13b College Senate Meeting 12/6/72 #14a College Senate Meeting 12/6/72 #14b College Senate Meeting 12/13/72 #15a College Senate Meeting 12/13/72 #15b College Senate Meeting 2/7/73 #16a College Senate Meeting 2/7/73 #16b College Senate Meeting 3/7/73 #17a College Senate Meeting 3/7/73 #17b College Senate Meeting 3/21/73 (Special) #18 College Senate Meeting 4/4/73 #19a College Senate Meeting 4/4/73 #19b College Senate Meeting 4/25/73 #20a College Senate Meeting 4/25/73 #20b College Senate Meeting 5/2/73 #21 College Senate Meeting 9/5/73 #22a College Senate Meeting 9/5/73 #22b College Senate Meeting 10/3/73 #23a College Senate Meeting 10/3/73 #23b College Senate Meeting 10/31/73 #24a College Senate Meeting 10/31/73 #24b College Senate Meeting 11/7/73 #25 College Senate Meeting 12/7/73 #26a College Senate Meeting 12/7/73 #26b College Senate Meeting Special Meeting 12/12/73 #27a College Senate Meeting Special Meeting 12/12/73 #27b College Senate Meeting #28 College Senate Meeting 10/6/74 #29a College Senate Meeting 10/6/74 #29b Box: Sen 7 Shelf: 27 Series: Senate Minutes Audiotape College Senate Meeting 3/6/74 #30a College Senate Meeting 3/6/74 #30b College Senate Meeting 4/3/74 #31a College Senate Meeting 4/3/74 #31b College Senate Meeting 4/3/74 #31c College Senate Meeting 4/3/74 #31d College Senate Meeting 5/1/74 #32a College Senate Meeting 5/1/74 #32b College Senate Meeting 5/1/74 #32c College Senate Meeting 5/17/74 #33a College Senate Meeting 5/17/74 #33b College Senate Meeting 9/11/74 #34 College Senate Meeting 10/2/74 #35a College Senate Meeting 10/2/74 #35b College Senate Meeting 11/6/74 #36 College Senate Meeting 12/4/74 #37 College Senate Meeting 2/5/75 #38 College Senate Meeting 3/5/75 #39 College Senate Meeting 4/6/75 #40 College Senate Meeting 5/7/75 #41 College Senate Meeting 9/10/75 #42 College Senate Meeting 9/17/75 #43a College Senate Meeting 10/1/75 #43b College Senate Meeting 10/1/75 #43c College Senate Meeting 11/5/75 #44a College Senate Meeting 11/5/75 #44b College Senate Meeting 12/3/75 #45 College Senate Meeting 2/4/76 #46 College Senate Meeting 3/3/76 #47 College Senate Meeting 4/7/76 #48a College Senate Meeting 4/7/76 #48b College Senate Meeting 4/28/76 #49a College Senate Meeting 4/28/76 #49b College Senate Meeting 5/5/76 #50a College Senate Meeting 5/5/76 #50b College Senate Meeting 9/8/76 #51a College Senate Meeting 9/8/76 #51b College Senate Meeting 12/1/76 #52a College Senate Meeting12/1/76 #52b College Senate Meeting 3/2/77 #53a College Senate Meeting 3/2/77 #53b College Senate Meeting 5/4/77 #54a College Senate Meeting 5/4/77 #54b College Senate Meeting 5/11/77 #55a College Senate Meeting 5/11/77 #55b College Senate Meeting 2/1/78 #56 College Senate Meeting 3/1/78 #57a College Senate Meeting 3/1/78 #57 b College Senate Meeting 3/1/78 #57c Box: Sen 8 Shelf: 27 Series: Senate Minutes Audiotapes College Senate Meeting 4/5/78 #58a College Senate Meeting 4/5/78 #58b College Senate Meeting 5/3/78 #59a College Senate Meeting 5/3/78 #59b College Senate Meeting 5/10/78 #60a College Senate Meeting 5/10.78 #60b College Senate Meeting Dr. Grahmn/Senator Young #61 College Senate Meeting Dr. Grahmn, Senator Young, Evaluation for Grading Field Experience Pass/Fail #61a [N.D.] College Senate Meeting 9Garfield-Washington Extension and Its Students #62 [N.D.] College Senate Meeting Alumni Letter, Mr. Van Stight Foundation and Alumni, Re: Donation and Miriam Ellis #63 [N.D.] College Senate Meeting Dr. Baker, Men to Women Ratio on Campus, Relations with Gannon College #64 [N.D.] College Senate Meeting New Standards for Student Teachers #65 [N.D.] Shelf 26 Senate Minutes 1892-1905 Senate Minutes March 1872-June 1876


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