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Guide to the Stanford University, School of Humanities and Sciences, Innovative Academic Courses, Records
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0431
    Creator: Stanford University. School of Humanities and Sciences. Innovative Academic Courses.
    Title: Stanford University, School of Humanities and Sciences, Innovative Academic Courses, records
    Dates: 1966-1992
    Physical Description: 105 linear feet (56 boxes)
    Summary: 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.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Stanford University Libraries
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

    Administrative Information

    Provenance

    The records were received by the Stanford University Archives via administrative transfers, 1992-1995 and 2006.

    Information about Access

    The collection is open for use; materials must be requested at least 48 hours in advance of intended use.

    Ownership & Copyright

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    [Identification of item], Stanford University, School of Humanities and Sciences, Innovative Academic Courses, Records (SC0431). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    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.

    Description of the Collection

    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. Includes files of IAC's last director, Margo Horn; also represented in the records is Carolyn Lougee, Dean of Humanities and Sciences.

    Access Terms

    Faulkner, P.
    Horn, Margo.
    Lougee, Carolyn C., 1942-
    Stanford University--Curricula.
    Stanford University. School of Humanities and Sciences. Innovative Academic Courses.
    Stanford University
    Stanford Workshops on Political and Social Issues.
    Educational innovations.
    Interdisciplinary approach in education.
    Phonotapes.
    Posters.
    Universities and colleges--Curricula.
    Videorecordings.