The records include catalogs; course files, proposals, evaluations, and readers; minutes of policy board meetings; correspondence,
budgets, and other administrative files; posters, audio tapes, and video tapes; and clippings pertaining to courses offered
through IAC, especially the SWOPSI and UGS programs. Also included are files of IAC's last director, Margo Horn; also represented
in the records is Carolyn Lougee, Dean of Humanities and Sciences.
Innovative Academic Courses (IAC) was instituted in the fall of 1985 to administer three existing alternative academic programs:
SWOPSI, Stanford Workshops on Political and Social Issues, UGS, Undergraduate Special Courses, and Freshman-Sophomore Seminars.
SWOPSI courses, first offered in 1969, emphasized student participation and group collaboration through academic study, small-group
discussion, and community involvement. UGS courses, first offered in 1966, provided a setting for teaching new or interdisciplinary
methods and subjects not otherwise available at the University. Freshman-Sophomore Seminars provided communication between
faculty in the professional schools and first and second year students through seminars focusing on scholarly research. IAC
was discontinued at the end of the 1991-1992 academic year.
105 linear feet (56 boxes)
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