Guide to the Committees records, 1919-2009 | CA08.01

Summary Information

Repository
Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library
Creator
Bates College (Lewiston, Me.)
Title
Committees records
ID
CA08.01
Date
1919-2009
Extent
7.0 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
This collection contains records from a variety of student, faculty, staff, joint and ad hoc committees at Bates College. Records include correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, event programs and publications.

Preferred Citation

Committees records, Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College.

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Historical Note

Various types of committees exist at Bates, most of which are represented in these records. Committees of faculty, staff, students, and combinations of all three operate regularly, as well as ad hoc and temporary committees.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains records from a variety of student, faculty, staff, joint and ad hoc committees at Bates College. Records include correspondence; reports; meeting minutes and meeting books, including excerpts from faculty meeting minutes; event programs; publications produced by committees; newspaper clippings and assorted resource material.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is organized into five series: Honors Committee; Academic Standing Committee; Committee on Investments in South Africa; Priorities Committee; and Single-folder Committees.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library

70 Campus Avenue
Lewiston, Maine, 04240
207-786-6354
muskie@bates.edu

Access Restrictions

Records are closed to researchers for 20 years from date of creation. Consult Archives staff for more information.

Use Restrictions

The collection is the physical property of Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library. Bates College holds literary rights only for material created by College personnel working on official behalf of the College, or for material which was given to the College with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication or other purposes that exceed fair use.

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Related Materials

Related Material

CA 03.01, Dean of Faculty Office, Meeting Minutes, Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College

CA03.02, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Dean's Office records, Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College., http://abacus.bates.edu/muskie-archives/EADFindingAids/CA0302.html

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Bates College (Lewiston, Me.)--Administration
  • Bates College (Lewiston, Me.)--Archives
  • Bates College (Lewiston, Me.)--Planning

Personal Name(s)

Subject(s)

  • School management and organization--Maine--Lewiston
  • Student participation in administration--Maine--Lewiston
  • Teacher participation in administration--Maine--Lewiston
  • Universities and college--Administration
  • Universities and colleges--Planning

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Collection Inventory

 CA0801/01 Honors Committee 1945-1988   2.0 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

The Honors Committee is charged with setting standards and procedures for the granting of honors, and admitting students to honors study upon recommendation of department chairs.

Organization and Arrangement

The records are arranged chronologically by academic year, and thereafter alphabetically by folder title.

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  Honors Committee -- General 1945-1955   

1

  Honors Committee -- General 1955-1966   

1

  Honors Committee -- General, folder 1/2 1966-1967   

1

  Honors Committee -- General, folder 2/2 1966-1967   

1

  Honors Committee -- General 1967-1968   

1

  Honors Committee -- Joint Educational Policy and Honors Committees 1967-1968   

1

  Honors Committee -- General 1968-1969   

1

  Honors Committee -- General 1969-1970   

2

  Honors Committee -- Guidance and Placement (history and legislation) 1969-1981   

2

  Honors Committee -- General 1971-1972   

2

  Honors Committee -- General 1972-1973   

2

  Honors Committee -- General 1973-1974   

2

  Honors Committee -- General 1974-1975   

2

  Honors Committee -- General 1975-1976   

2

  Honors Committee -- General 1976-1977   

2

  Honors Committee -- Honor Forms 1978-1979   

2

  Honors Committee -- General 1979-1980   

2

  Honors Committee -- Library 1979-1980   

2

  Honors Committee -- Nominations and Awards 1979-1980   

2

  Honors Committee -- Awards 1980-1981   

2

  Honors Committee -- Expenses 1980-1981   

2

  Honors Committee -- General 1980-1981   

3

  Honors Committee -- Outside Examiners 1980-1981   

3

  Honors Committee -- General, folder 1/3 1981-1982   

3

  Honors Committee -- General, folder 2/3 1981-1982   

3

  Honors Committee -- General, folder 3/3 1981-1982   

3

  Honors Committee -- General 1982-1983   

3

  Honors Committee -- General 1983-1984   

3

  Honors Committee -- General 1984-1985   

4

  Honors Committee -- General 1985-1986   

4

  Honors Committee -- General 1986-1987   

4

  Honors Committee -- General 1987-1988   

4

  Honors Committee -- Honors Program Guidelines 1994/95 -- 2004/05   

4

  Honors Committee -- Thesis Abstracts 1994/95 -- 1998/99   

4

  Honors Committee -- Honors Program Guidelines 1996 -- 1997   

4

  Honors Committee -- Thesis Abstracts 1999/2000 -- 2003/04   

4

  Honors Committee -- Thesis Abstracts 2004/05 -- 2009/10   

4

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 CA0801/02 Academic Standing Committee 1926-2003   0.5 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

The Academic Standing Committee has several responsibilites: to recommend to the faculty policy concerning academic standing, probation and dismissal, and related matters of the grading system; to hear on appeal individual cases of students placed on probation or dismissed by failure to meet legislated criteria for good academic standing; to hear petitions for readmission from students once academically dismissed; to report statistical summaries concerning academic standing to the faculty after the close of the fall and winter semesters; in conjunction with the Educational Policy Committee to recommend to the faculty policy concerning registrations and the assignments of credit; to hear on appeal individual petitions concerning irregular registrations and credits; and to review the administrative exercise of specified authorities as delegated by the committee to the dean of students and the associate dean of students according to faculty legislation.

Organization and Arrangement

The records are arranged chronologically by academic year.

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  [Graduate Standing Committee] -- Minutes 1926-1952   

1

  Minutes 1969-1970   

1

  Minutes 1995-1996   

1

  Minutes 1996-1997   

1

  Minutes 1997-1998   

1

  Minutes 1998-1999   

1

  Minutes 1999-2000   

1

  Minutes 2000-2001   

1

  Minutes 2001-2002   

1

  Minutes 2002-2003   

1

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 CA0801/03 Committee on Investments in South Africa 1978-1984, undated   0.5 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

The Student-Faculty Committee on Investments in South Africa was established by President T. Hedley Reynolds. The purpose of the committee was to gather information about apartheid and American corporate interests in South Africa; to consider investor actions taken or proposed by other institutions and individuals; and to recommend a moral course of action for the College to take with its investments in corporations doing business in South Africa.

Organization and Arrangement

The records are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Box

  Combined reports January 28, 1981; June 6, 1981   

1

  Correspondence 1980-1981, n.d.   

1

  Drafts of appendix II Undated   

1

  Draft of committee letter to President T. Hedley Reynolds Undated   

1

  Draft of preliminary report/notes May 30, 1980   

1

  Material on Bates' portfolio c. 1978-1984   

1

  Memos/notes 1980-1986   

1

  Newspaper clippings re: divestment 1978-1985   

  Preliminary report May 30, 1980   

1

  Questions re: Bates College investment decisions Undated   

  Report January 28, 1981   

  Report of the Carleton College South Africa Study Group Undated   

1

  Report of Colby College Government 332 study group 1980   

1

  Report on South African investments -- Yale University 1978   

1

  Resolution -- Colby College 1985   

1

  Resource material -- publications 1976-1978   

1

  Resource material -- publications 1979   

1

  Resource material -- publications 1980   

1

  Resource material -- publications 1981-1984, n.d.   

1

  Supplementary report June 6, 1981   

1

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 CA0801/04 Priorities Committee 1989-1990   0.5 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

The Priorities Committee was established by President Donald Harward as an ad hoc committee comprised of faculty members, staff members, students and alumni. The committee was asked to provide the College community with a statement of prioritized needs; a set of principles by which the priorities were established; the college objectives served by accomplishing the prioritized needs; and an estimate of the resources that would be necessary over periods of 2, 5, and 10 years to achieve what is recommended.

Organization and Arrangement

The records are arranged chronologically.

Box

  Planning/mission statements October 31- December 6, 1989   

1

  Background information/meeting notes December 11, 1989   

1

  Time use chart [sample study] 1990   

1

  Drafts/final report January- March 1990   

1

  Draft of article by Pres. Donald Harward--The Cost and Value of a Bates Education January 8, 1990   

1

  Initial needs list/meeting notes January 15-18, 1990   

1

  Meeting notes January 25, 1990   

1

  Library/Computer subcommittee January 29, 1990   

  Summary of needs/meeting notes January 29- February 1, 1990   

1

  Library/Computer subcommittee February 7, 1990   

1

  Meeting notes February 8, 1990   

1

  Library/Computer subcommittee February 14, 1990   

1

  Curriculum subcommittee February 16, 1990   

1

  Curriculum subcommittee February 19, 1990   

1

  Subcommittee reports February 1990   

1

  Meeting notes March 3, 1990   

1

  Meeting notes March 5, 1990   

1

  Alternative framework [Jane Costlow] [March 5, 1990]   

1

  Open meetings March 20-26, 1990   

1

  Meeting notes and community responses to report March 29, 1990   

1

  Draft reports/summary lists of responses April 3-6, 1990   

1

  Final report April 13, 1990   

1

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 CA0801/05 Single-folder committees 1919-2009   3 linear feet; 1 oversize box

Scope and Content Note

This series contains the records of committees for which only one or a few folders exist.

Organization and Arrangement

Records of committees whose name has changed are filed with the records of the current committee.

The records are arranged alphabetically by committee name and then chronologically. In cases where a committee was known by another name, those names appear in brackets.

Box

  Administrative Services Committee 1995   

1

  Admissions and Financial Aid Committee 1984-1990   

1

  Advanced Standing for Servicemen Committee 1945-1951   

7

Arts Collaborative 2010-2012 

1

  Athletics Committee 1938-1940, 1980, [2012]   

1

  Bates Campus Safety Committee 2000   

1

Bates Contemplates Food Planning Committee 2008-2009 

1

  Chapel and Assembly Programs Committee 1965   

1

  Chase Hall Committee 1998   

1

  College Concerts Committee 1963, 1994-1995, undated   

1

  College Governance Committee 1970   

1

College Lectures Committee 1938, 1970, 1984-1989, undated 

1

College Lectures Committee -- George Colby Chase Lecture Series 1908-1912, 1942-1946 

1

  College Lectures Committee -- T. Hedley Reynolds Professorship Undated   

1

  Commencement Committee -- Faculty Marshal files 1967-1983   

1

  Commencement Committee -- Faculty Marshal files 1984-2000   

1

  Commencement Committee -- President's duties 1933-1939   

1

  Commencement Committee -- Processions 1919-1951   

1

  Commencement Committee -- Reports 1924-1956   

1

  Commission on the Status of Women (folder 1 of 2) 1995   

1

  Commission on the Status of Women (folder 2 of 2) 1995   

2

  Commission on the Status of Women -- Report June 1995   

2

Committee on Admissions and Financial Aid 1990 

2

  Committee on Committees 1978, 1985   

2

  Committee to Study the Special Needs of Women at Bates 1981-1982   

2

  Community Relations Council 1984-1985   

2

  Community Relations Council 1986-1988   

2

  Community Relations Council 1989-1990   

2

  Community Relations Council 1991-1992   

2

  Community Relations Council 1993-1995   

3

  Community Relations Council 1996-2001   

3

  Community Relations Council -- publications 1985, 1989   

3

  Computing Services Committee 1987   

3

  Cultural Studies Committee 1977   

3

  Curriculum and Calendar Committee/Schedule and Examinations Committee -- Minutes 1955-1969   

3

  Curriculum and Calendar Committee [excerpts from faculty meeting minutes] 1971-1974   

3

  Curriculum and Calendar Committee [excerpts from faculty meeting minutes] 1975-1978   

3

  Curriculum and Calendar Committee [excerpts from faculty meeting minutes] 1979-1981   

3

  Curriculum and Calendar Committee [excerpts from faculty meeting minutes] 1982-1985   

3

  Curriculum policy, Committee on (re: comprehensive examinations) undated   

3

  Division Chairs 2001   

4

  Educational Policy [Educational Guidance & Curriculum] [Registration] Committee -- Minutes 1924-1942   

4

  Educational Policy [Educational Guidance & Curriculum] [Registration] Committee -- Minutes 1942-1949   

4

  Educational Policy [Educational Guidance & Curriculum] Committee -- Minutes 1949-1957   

4

  Educational Policy [Educational Guidance & Curriculum] Committee -- Minutes 1957-1964   

4

  Educational Policy [Educational Guidance & Curriculum] Committee -- Minutes 1964-1969   

4

  Educational Policy [Educational Guidance & Curriculum] Committee [excerpts from faculty meeting minutes] 1926-1966   

5

  Educational Policy [Educational Guidance & Curriculum] Committee [excerpts from faculty meeting minutes] 1966-1970   

5

  Educational Policy [Educational Guidance & Curriculum] Committee [excerpts from faculty meeting minutes] 1971-1976   

5

  Educational Policy [Educational Guidance & Curriculum] Committee [excerpts from faculty meeting minutes] 1977-1982, 1989   

5

  Educational Policy Committee -- Proposal for music major ca. 1973   

5

  Educational Policy Committee -- Reports on General Education at Bates 1995-1996   

5

  Emergency Committee [re: World War II] 1942-1943   

5

  Employee Advisory Committee 1994-1995   

5

  Employee Advisory Committee 1996-1997   

5

  Employee Advisory Committee 1998-2000   

5

  Extracurricular Activities & Residential Life Committee [excerpts from faculty meeting minutes] 1964-1981, 1989   

5

  Extracurricular Activities & Residential Life Committee -- Red Book 1954   

6

  Faculty Personnel Committee 1956, 1984, undated   

6

  Faculty-Student Conduct Committee [Committee on Discipline] 1953-1994   

6

  Goals 2005 Steering Committee 1995   

6

  Goldston Committee and Event Planning Committee 1977-1984   

6

  Graduate Fellowships [Graduate Studies] Committee 1990, 2004-2005   

6

  Hate Crimes/Bias Incident Committee 1997   

6

  Hirasawa Symposium Committee 1984, 1991   

6

  Honor Code Committee 2000   

6

  Information Services and Library Strategic Planning Committee 1999   

6

  Intercultural Relations Committee 1975-1976   

6

  Interdisciplinary Program Chairs 1998   

6

  Legislative Committee [excerpts from faculty meeting minutes] 1972-1986   

6

  Library/Library Planning Committee 1969-1982   

6

  Long-Range Planning Committee -- Annual Reports 1981   

6

  Long-Range Planning Committee -- Annual Reports 1983   

6

  Long-Range Planning Committee -- Annual Reports 1984   

6

  Long-Range Planning Committee -- Annual Reports 1985-86   

6

  MLK Planning Committee 1991-2010, 2013   

7

  Nuclear Weapons and Arms Control Steering Committee 1983-1984   

7

  Off-Campus Studies Committee 1983   

7

  One Card/Security Committee 1997   

7

  Philip J. Otis Committee 1996, 2008   

7

  Plagiarism Committee 1973-1977   

7

  Postwar Committee on the College Curriculum ca.1945   

7

  Presidential Portrait Commission 2001-2002   

7

  Presidential Search Committee 1988-1989   

7

  President's Advisory Committee 1987, 2005, undated   

7

  President's Council 2009, 2011   

7

  Racial Equality, Bates Committee on 1960   

7

  Safe Driving Program Committee undated   

7

  Sexual Violence Committee 1991, 2000, undated   

7

  Special Committee on College Calendar [4/3 option] 1959-1964   

7

  Staff Development Committee 2009-2013   

7

  Student Activities Committee 1937   

7

  Student Affairs Committee 1971   

7

  Student Committee on Library Hours 1962   

7

  Student-Faculty Energy Study Group/Energy Board 1980-1983   

7

  Teaching Development Committee 1991, 1996   

7

  Teaching Development Committee -- New England Learning and Teaching Conference (Wellesley College) January 2004   

7

  Teaching Development Committee -- Survey September 2003   

7

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