Academic Senate records
Scope and Contents
This collection is arranged into two series.
Series 1, Faculty Minutes and Academic Senate Records, is comprised of Faculty and Academic Senate meeting minutes and agendas, as well as supporting documentation for the meetings including correspondence and notes.
Series 2, Administration Committee, contains meetings minutes from 1923-1954.
Conditions Governing Access
Biographical / Historical
The Academic Senate carries major and direct responsibility for the educational program of the college. It exercises effective control over academic standards, and over all curricular matters, except for those matters specifically designated by the college Charter to be the function of the faculty. Major Academic Senate legislation is subject to the final jurisdiction of the Board of Trustees. The Senate maintains a close relationship to the admissions, business, public relations and development functions of the college.
The Senate functions not only through its regular and special meetings but through standing, special, and ad hoc committees. These normally report to and are responsible to the Senate. Committee members are appointed by the provost or elected by the faculty, or elected or confirmed by the Academic Senate.
Committees of the Academic Senate or the faculty make recommendations to the administration and to the Senate and/or faculty as appropriate with regard to policy matters, and also serve in a decision-making capacity within their respective areas of concern.
[the above from Adminstrative Policy Manual 2012]
The faculty of Beloit College first met formally in October, 1849. Records of their meetings continued to be called Faculty Minutes until they officially changed their name to Academic Senate. The first meeting of the Academic Senate was June 22, 1970.
11.17 Linear Feet (13 boxes, 3 file cabinet drawers; further additions are expected)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Beloit College Academic Senate Records
- Michelle Tom
- December, 2012
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard