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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Arrangement
  • Historical Note
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information note
  • Related Materials
  • Scope and Contents
  • Conditions Governing Use

  • Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
    Title: Seaver Faculty Association Records
    Identifier/Call Number: 0189
    Physical Description: 0.84 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1992-2013
    Abstract: The collection documents the activities, processess, and affiliations of the Seaver Faculty Association and its various committees, between 1992 and 2013. The types of material include meeting muntes, email, university policies and proposals, and administrative documents.
    Language of Material: English .

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access. There are files that contain confidential information, and therefore access is restricted for 25 years from date of creation. The whole collection will be open in 2038.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    This collection was transfered to Special Collections and University Archives by Darlene Rivas in 2018.


    This collection is organizaed chronologically by individual file titles.

    Historical Note

    The Seaver Faculty Association (SFA) was voted into existence in 1995, as a new incarnation of its predecessor, the Faculty Organization of Seaver College (FOSC). The purpose of SFA is to provide a forum where faculty members can discuss academic and professional matters, communicate as a single body with the Pepperdine administration, become more involved in the governance of Seaver College, and promote collaboration within Seaver College Faculty. In 2020, the Seaver Faculty Association was renamed Seaver Faculty Senate.
    The SFA Executive Committee consists of the president, the president-elect, the immediate past president, the secretary-treasurer and one representative from each of the eight academic divisions elected at large, and one representative from the Seaver librarians. One function of the SFA Executive Committee is to serve as a liaison for the various standing committees of the SFA, as well as appointing said committees.
    The University Faculty Council (UFC) is a similar organization founded in 2001, containing members from all of Pepperdine's five schools and serves to provide a broader voice in order to achieve university-wide faculty goals.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/Folder# or name], Seaver Faculty Association Records, Collection no. 0189, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

    Processing Information note

    The collection was arranged and described by Nikki Kline, Special Collections and University Archives Intern, under the supervision of Kelsey Knox in Summer 2021.

    Related Materials

    Ronald W. Batchelder Papers, Collection no. 0053, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.
    David W. Baird Papers, Collection no. 0151, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.
    Seaver College Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC) records, Collection no. 0096, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.
    Pepperdine University Faculty Collection, Collection no. 0097, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of the documents produced by the Seaver Faculty Association and its members between 1992 and 2013. It is made up of chronologically ordered files relating to numerous Seaver Faculty Association meetings, governance, and activities, as well as university matters. Documents cover a wide range of topics including meeting minutes, sexual relations policies; budget negotiations; Tenure policy changes; Notice and Comment policies; Steven Moore Trials; governance of the Seaver Faculty Association; and faculty issues relating to activities, policies, and procedures. Documents relate to various committee's under the SFA, though primarily the SFA Executive Committee. Also included are documents relating to other organizations within Pepperdine University, such as Seaver Diversity Council and University Faculty Council.
    The majority of the collection is between the years 2001 and 2011. Two files, from 1992 through 1994, are included in this collection, contacting documents about the Seaver Faculty Association and its functions when it was called Faculty Organization of Seaver College.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Universities and colleges -- Faculty
    Universities and colleges -- United States -- Records and correspondence
    Handbooks, manuals, etc.
    Universities and colleges -- California -- Malibu -- History
    Universities and colleges -- Finance
    Administrative records
    Agendas (administrative records)
    Christian education
    Education, Higher -- Aims and objectives
    Universities and colleges -- Administration
    Universities and colleges -- Employees