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College Park Senate records

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Abstract

Title:
College Park Senate records
Author/Creator:
College Park Senate
Collection number:
95-19
Size:
9.5 linear feet
Inclusive dates:
1993-2000
Collection Area:
University of Maryland
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

The College Park Senate was the successor to the College Park Campus Senate. Similar in function to its predecessor, the College Park Senate was comprised of representatives of administration, faculty, staff, and students. This governing body served to address the needs of the University of Maryland, College Park, campus community. The records of the Senate contain minutes of meetings; by-laws; the mission statement; plans of organization; correspondence; programs, curricula and course proposals; committee files; and membership rosters. This body was officially renamed the University Senate on March 6, 2000.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation:

College Park Senate records, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Publication rights:

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

The legislative powers of the College Park campus system are vested in the College Park Senate. This body is an integral part of the system of governance on the College Park campus, which is composed of the Senate, the Board of Regents, the President, and the Chancellor. Senate membership is composed of elected representatives from all four segments of the campus community: administration, faculty, staff, and students.

The role of the Senate is to consider any matter of concern to the campus, including education, budget, personnel, campus-community relations, long-range plans, facilities, and faculty, staff, and student affairs. The Senate then advises the other three governing bodies as necessary.

The primary forerunner of the College Park Senate was the College Park Campus Senate, which operated from September 31, 1971 until September 1993. The College Park Campus Senate replaced the original University Senate, which began meeting as early as 1919 but was not officially recognized until 1955. The University Senate worked in conjunction with various administrative bodies, such as the General Administrative Board, the University Council, the General Council, and the Council of Administration.

In the fall of 1970, efforts were made to improve the system of campus government, resulting in the reorganization of every campus of the University System of Maryland. On October 29, 1970, the University Senate passed an amendment to the existing Plan of Organization which established an Interim Senate to function until a permanent governing body was created. The Interim Senate functioned from November 19, 1970 throughout the summer of 1971 when the revised Plan of Organization mandated the creation of the College Park Campus Senate. The College Park Senate is a continuation of the College Park Campus Senate. The name change was the result of a campus-wide vote by faculty, staff, and students in the spring of 1993 and had little effect on the organization and role of the body itself. On March 6, 2000, the College Park Senate again changed its name, this time to the University Senate. The name change did not significantly alter the organization or responsibilities of the governing body.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The records of the College Park Senate consist of material generated by the Senate in performing its duties. The records include agendas, minutes, correspondence, reports, bylaws, and newspaper clippings.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The University of Maryland Libraries received regular transfers of files from the College Park Senate during its active years.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by: Jennie Anne Levine, July 1994. Addenda incorporated and guide revised by: Margaret Alessi, January and August 1996 and December 1997; Adina Wachman, July 1999; Max Grivno, June 2001.

Processing note:

The records of the College Park Senate have been divided into six series and arranged based upon the original order in which they were received. Efforts were made to keep the bulk of the material in the minutes of meetings. Paper clips were replaced with plastic clips, and rubber bands were removed. All materials were refoldered into acid-free folders and boxed into acid-free containers. Information on course proposals, significant policy changes, committee reports and other topics from Senate minutes, Executive Committee minutes, and the Committees series was added to the index covering the workings of the University, Interim, College Park Campus, and College Park senates.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD databse in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Dan Schwartz, April 2006. Edited by Malissa Ruffner, January 22, 2009.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Minutes, 1993-2000 (2 linear feet)

Series I contains the minutes of the College Park Senate. Also included are agendas and accompanying material discussed during the meetings, such as committee reports, proposals and bylaw changes.

Arrangement is chronological by meeting.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Minutes, September 13, 1993 series 1box 1folder 1
Minutes, October 14, 1993 series 1box 1folder 2
Minutes, November 11, 1993 series 1box 1folder 3
Minutes, December 6, 1993 series 1box 1folder 4
Minutes, February 2, 1994 series 1box 1folder 5
Minutes, March 31, 1994 series 1box 1folder 6
Minutes, April 18, 1994 series 1box 1folder 7
Minutes, May 5, 1994 series 1box 1folder 8
Minutes, May 9, 1994 series 1box 1folder 9
Minutes, September 12, 1994 series 1box 1folder 10
Minutes, October 13, 1994 series 1box 1folder 11
Minutes, November 10, 1994 series 1box 1folder 12
Minutes, December 12, 1994 series 1box 1folder 13
Minutes, February 6, 1995 series 1box 1folder 14
Minutes, March 9, 1995 series 1box 1folder 15
Minutes, April 6, 1995 series 1box 1folder 16
Minutes, May 4, 1995 series 1box 1folder 17
Minutes, May 8, 1995 series 1box 1folder 18
Minutes, September 14, 1995 series 1box 2folder 1
Minutes, October 16, 1995 series 1box 2folder 2
Minutes, November 9, 1995 series 1box 2folder 3
Minutes, December 11, 1995 series 1box 2folder 4
Minutes, February 5, 1996 series 1box 2folder 5
Minutes, March 7, 1996 series 1box 2folder 6
Minutes, April 8, 1996 series 1box 2folder 7
Minutes, May 9, 1996 series 1box 2folder 8
Minutes, May 13, 1996 series 1box 2folder 9
Minutes, September 16, 1996 series 1box 2folder 10
Minutes, October 17, 1996 series 1box 2folder 11
Minutes, November 11, 1996 series 1box 2folder 12
Minutes, February 3, 1997 series 1box 2folder 13
Minutes, March 6, 1997 series 1box 2folder 14
Minutes, May 1, 1997 series 1box 2folder 15
Minutes, May 6, 1997 series 1box 2folder 16
Minutes, May 12, 1997 series 1box 2folder 17
Minutes, September 15, 1997 series 1box 3folder 1
Minutes, October 9, 1997 series 1box 3folder 2
Minutes, November 10, 1997 series 1box 3folder 3
Minutes, December 11, 1997 series 1box 3folder 4
Minutes, February 5, 1998 series 1box 3folder 5
Minutes, March 5, 1998 series 1box 3folder 6
Minutes, April 2, 1998 series 1box 3folder 7
Minutes, April 27, 1998 series 1box 3folder 8
Minutes, May 11, 1998 series 1box 3folder 9
Minutes, September 17, 1998 series 1box 3folder 10
Minutes, October 15, 1998 series 1box 3folder 11
Minutes, November 16, 1998 series 1box 3folder 12
Minutes, December 10, 1998 series 1box 3folder 13
Minutes, February 8, 1999 series 1box 3folder 14
Minutes, March 11, 1999 series 1box 3folder 15
Minutes, April 22, 1999 series 1box 3folder 16
Minutes, May 13, 1999 series 1box 4folder 1
Minutes, September 30, 1999 series 1box 4folder 2
Minutes, November 18, 1999 series 1box 4folder 3
Minutes, December 6, 1999 series 1box 4folder 4
Minutes, February 3, 2000 series 1box 4folder 5

Series 2: Bylaws/Organization/Mission Statements, 1993-1998 (0.25 linear feet)

Series II contains the bylaws under which the College Park Senate operated. Revisions to the bylaws are regularly discussed in Senate and Executive Committee meetings; records of these discussions may be found in the Senate minutes in Series I and Executive Committee minutes in Series III. Also included in this series are organizational charts of the College Park Senate and the Mission Statement for several campuses in the University of System, including College Park.

Arrangement is alphabetical by document type.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Bylaws, 1994 series 2box 1folder 1
Mission Statement, 1993 series 2box 1folder 2
Plans of Organization, 1998-2000 series 2box 1folder 3

Series 3: Executive Committee, 1993-2000 (4.5 linear feet)

Correspondence and minutes of the Executive Committee comprise Series III. Minutes include agendas and accompanying material discussed during the meetings, such as committee reports, proposals and bylaw changes.

Arrangement is alphabetical by document type.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Correspondence, 1993-1994 series 3box 1folder 1
Correspondence, 1996 series 3box 1folder 2
Correspondence, 1998-1999 series 3box 1folder 3
Minutes, September 24, 1993 series 3box 1folder 4
Minutes, September 29, 1993 series 3box 1folder 5
Minutes, October 6, 1993 series 3box 1folder 6
Minutes, October 22, 1993 series 3box 1folder 7
Minutes, October 29, 1993 series 3box 1folder 8
Minutes, November 2, 1993 series 3box 1folder 9
Minutes, November 5, 1993 series 3box 1folder 10
Minutes, November 17, 1993 and November 19, 1993 series 3box 1folder 11
Minutes, December 3, 1993 series 3box 1folder 12
Minutes, December 10, 1993 series 3box 1folder 13
Minutes, January 14, 1994 series 3box 1folder 14
Minutes, January 28, 1994 series 3box 1folder 15
Minutes, February 1, 1994 series 3box 2folder 1
Minutes, February 4, 1994 series 3box 2folder 2
Minutes, February 11, 1994 series 3box 2folder 3
Minutes, February 18, 1994 series 3box 2folder 4
Minutes, February 25, 1994 series 3box 2folder 5
Minutes, March 4, 1994 series 3box 2folder 6
Minutes, March 11, 1994 series 3box 2folder 7
Minutes, April 1, 1994 series 3box 2folder 8
Minutes, April 8, 1994 series 3box 2folder 9
Minutes, April 15, 1994 series 3box 2folder 10
Minutes, April 22, 1994 series 3box 2folder 11
Minutes, April 26, 1994 series 3box 2folder 12
Minutes, April 29, 1994 series 3box 2folder 13
Minutes, May 23, 1994 series 3box 2folder 14
Minutes, May 25, 1994 series 3box 2folder 15
Minutes, July 1, 1994 series 3box 2folder 16
Minutes, July 20, 1994 series 3box 2folder 17
Minutes, September 9, 1994 series 3box 2folder 18
Minutes, September 26, 1994 series 3box 2folder 19
Minutes, October 3, 1994 series 3box 3folder 1
Minutes, October 10, 1994 series 3box 3folder 2
Minutes, October 24, 1994 series 3box 3folder 3
Minutes, November 7, 1994 series 3box 3folder 4
Minutes, November 21, 1994 series 3box 3folder 5
Minutes, November 29, 1994 series 3box 3folder 6
Minutes, December 12, 1994 series 3box 3folder 7
Minutes, January 23, 1995 series 3box 3folder 8
Minutes, January 30, 1995 series 3box 3folder 9
Minutes, February 17, 1995 series 3box 3folder 10
Minutes, February 24, 1995 series 3box 3folder 11
Minutes, March 6, 1995 series 3box 3folder 12
Minutes, March 13, 1995 series 3box 3folder 13
Minutes, April 10, 1995 series 3box 3folder 14
Minutes, April 17, 1995 series 3box 3folder 15
Minutes, April 24, 1995 series 3box 3folder 16
Minutes, May 24, 1995 series 3box 3folder 17
Minutes, August 10, 1995 series 3box 4folder 1
Minutes, September 11, 1995 series 3box 4folder 2
Minutes, September 25, 1995 series 3box 4folder 3
Minutes, October 9, 1995 series 3box 4folder 4
Minutes, October 23, 1995 series 3box 4folder 5
Minutes, November 13, 1995 series 3box 4folder 6
Minutes, November 27, 1995 series 3box 4folder 7
Minutes, January 24, 1996 series 3box 4folder 8
Minutes, February 16, 1996 series 3box 4folder 9
Minutes, February 23, 1996 series 3box 4folder 10
Minutes, March 8, 1996 series 3box 4folder 11
Minutes, March 25, 1996 series 3box 4folder 12
Minutes, April 5, 1996 series 3box 4folder 13
Minutes, April 19, 1996 series 3box 4folder 14
Minutes, April 25, 1996 series 3box 5folder 1
Minutes, May 10, 1996 series 3box 5folder 2
Minutes, June 10, 1996 series 3box 5folder 3
Minutes, August 26, 1996 series 3box 5folder 4
Minutes, September 26, 1996 series 3box 5folder 5
Minutes, October 10, 1996 series 3box 5folder 6
Minutes, October 24, 1996 series 3box 5folder 7
Minutes, November 21, 1996 series 3box 5folder 8
Minutes, December 5, 1996 series 3box 5folder 9
Minutes, January 13, 1997 series 3box 5folder 10
Minutes, January 28, 1997 series 3box 5folder 11
Minutes, February 25, 1997 series 3box 5folder 12
Minutes, April 15, 1997 series 3box 5folder 13
Minutes, April 29, 1997 series 3box 5folder 14
Minutes, May 20, 1997 series 3box 5folder 15
Minutes, June 19, 1997 series 3box 5folder 16
Minutes, July 29, 1997 series 3box 5folder 17
Minutes, August 20, 1997 series 3box 6folder 1
Minutes, September 4, 1997 series 3box 6folder 2
Minutes, September 18, 1997 series 3box 6folder 3
Minutes, October 16, 1997 series 3box 6folder 4
Minutes, October 30, 1997 series 3box 6folder 5
Minutes, December 4, 1997 series 3box 6folder 6
Minutes, January 13, 1998 series 3box 6folder 7
Minutes, January 26, 1998 series 3box 6folder 8
Minutes, February 23, 1998 series 3box 6folder 9
Minutes, March 16, 1998 series 3box 6folder 10
Minutes, March 30, 1998 series 3box 6folder 11
Minutes, April 13, 1998 series 3box 6folder 12
Minutes, May 4, 1998 series 3box 6folder 13
Minutes, May 18, 1998 series 3box 6folder 14
Minutes, July 6, 1998 series 3box 6folder 15
Minutes, August 18, 1998 series 3box 6folder 16
Minutes, September 3, 1998 series 3box 6folder 17
Minutes, September 24, 1998 series 3box 6folder 18
Minutes, October 8, 1998 series 3box 6folder 19
Minutes, October 22, 1998 series 3box 6folder 20
Minutes, November 5, 1998 series 3box 7folder 1
Minutes, November 19, 1998 series 3box 7folder 2
Minutes, December 3, 1998 series 3box 7folder 3
Minutes, December 17, 1998 series 3box 7folder 4
Minutes, January 25, 1999 series 3box 7folder 5
Minutes, February 15, 1999 series 3box 7folder 6
Minutes, March 1, 1999 series 3box 7folder 7
Minutes, March 15, 1999 series 3box 7folder 8
Minutes, March 29, 1999 series 3box 7folder 9
Minutes, April 12, 1999 series 3box 7folder 10
Minutes, April 26, 1999 series 3box 7folder 11
Minutes, May 10, 1999 series 3box 7folder 12
Minutes, July 23, 1999 series 3box 7folder 13
Minutes, August 31, 1999 series 3box 7folder 14
Minutes, September 8, 1999 series 3box 8folder 1
Minutes, September 15, 1999 series 3box 8folder 2
Minutes, September 29, 1999 series 3box 8folder 3
Minutes, October 13, 1999 series 3box 8folder 4
Minutes, October 25, 1999 series 3box 8folder 5
Minutes, October 27, 1999 series 3box 8folder 6
Minutes, November 3, 1999 series 3box 8folder 7
Minutes, November 17, 1999 series 3box 8folder 8
Minutes, December 1, 1999 series 3box 8folder 9
Minutes, December 15, 1999 series 3box 8folder 10
Minutes, January 18, 1999 series 3box 8folder 11
Minutes, February 15, 2000 series 3box 9folder 1
Minutes, February 29, 2000 series 3box 9folder 2
Minutes, March 6, 2000 series 3box 9folder 3

Series 4: Committees, 1993-1999 (1.5 linear feet)

Since the bulk of committee information is discussed and processed at Senate and Executive Committee meetings, the records in Series IV currently consist primarily of proposals from the Programs, Curricula and Courses committee. This series also contains one file from the Human Relations Committee.

Arrangement is alphabetical by committee name, then chronological.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Human Relations Committee, 1996-1997 series 4box 1folder 1
Programs, Curricula and Courses -- Proposals, 1993-1997 series 4box 1folder 2
Programs, Curricula and Courses -- Proposals, 1993-1997 series 4box 1folder 3
Programs, Curricula and Courses -- Proposals, 1993-1997 series 4box 1folder 4
Programs, Curricula and Courses -- Proposals, 1993-1997 series 4box 1folder 5
Programs, Curricula and Courses -- Proposals, 1993-1997 series 4box 1folder 6
Programs, Curricula and Courses -- Proposals, December 1997-May 1998 series 4box 1folder 7
Programs, Curricula and Courses -- Proposals, November 1998-March 1999 series 4box 2folder 1
Programs, Curricula and Courses -- Proposals, May 1999-December 1999 series 4box 3folder 1

Series 5: Membership Rosters, 1993-1997 (0.25 linear feet)

Series V contains membership rosters and committee lists of the College Park Senate.

Arrangement is chronological.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Committees, 1993-1994 series 5box 1folder 1
Membership Rosters, 1993-1997 series 5box 1folder 2

Series 6: Senate Correspondence, 1997-1999 (0.25 linear feet)

Series VI contains correspondence addressed to the entire Senate membership. Topics covered include graduate program review and solicitations for membership.

Arrangement is chronologic.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Correspondence, 1997-1999 series 6box 1folder 1
Correspondence, 1997-1999 series 6box 1folder 2
Correspondence, 1997-1999 series 6box 1folder 3

Related Material

In addition to the Records of the College Park Senate, the following Senate materials may be found in the Archives and Manuscripts Department holdings: the Records of the University Senate, covering the period from 1919 to 1970; the Records of the Interim College Park Senate, covering the period from 1970 to 1971; the Records of the College Park Campus Senate, dating from 1972 to 1993; and the Records of the University Senate, beginning on March 6, 2000, and extending through the present.

For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.

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