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Undergraduate Council and Graduate Council Records

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0426

This collection houses a wide variety of records documenting the activities of the Undergraduate and Graduate Councils at the University of Tennessee between 1911 and 1989. The earliest records were created by the two Councils' predecessors. Although the most frequently discussed programs are part of the College of Liberal Arts, other courses are documented as well.

Dates

  • 1911-1989

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

15.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses a wide variety of records documenting the activities of the Undergraduate and Graduate Councils at the University of Tennessee between 1911 and 1989. The earliest records were created by the two Councils' predecessors. Although the most frequently discussed programs are part of the College of Liberal Arts, other courses are documented as well.

Biographical/Historical Note

The University of Tennessee's Undergraduate Council concerns itself with standards for admission, retention, and graduation; with curricular matters in the undergraduate programs; with the development of interdisciplinary programs; and with the approval of new programs and any other matters of educational policy pertaining to undergraduate programs. In addition, the Council examines study abroad policies applicable to undergraduate students, serves as a liaison between faculty and campus offices that coordinate services designed to reach international education goals, supervises policies for screening applicants for various awards, and monitors policies regarding receiving credit from programs abroad.

The University of Tennessee's Graduate Council is a special committee of the Faculty Senate designed to promote excellence in graduate education by establishing standards for admission, retention, and graduation, assessing changes to the curriculum, evaluating proposals for new programs, evaluating interdisciplinary, intercollegiate, and international programs, authorizing professors to direct doctoral dissertations, and considering other matters pertaining to graduate education. Its current bylaws were adopted in 2008.

Although the liberal arts have been taught at the University of Tennessee since its founding in 1794, the College of Liberal Arts was not formed until President Brown Ayres reorganized the University in 1905. This reorganization moderated the earlier emphasis on agricultural and industrial education and put the liberal arts on an equal footing with the other departments. Now known as the College of Arts and Sciences, the program encompasses the departments of Anthropology, Art, Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Classics, Computer Science, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, English, Geography, History, Mathematics, Mathematics (at the UT Space Institute), Microbiology, Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, Music, Philosophy, Physics (at the UT Space Institute), Physics and Astronomy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Theater.

Arrangement

This collection consists of sixteen boxes.

Acquisition Note

These records are the property of the University of Tennessee's Archives.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480