The Finding Aid of the Seaver Faculty Association Records 0189

Nikki Kline
Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
July 2021
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu 90263-4786

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

box 1, folder 1

Faculty Organization of Seaver College 1992-1993

box 1, folder 2

Faculty Organization of Seaver College 1993-1994

box 1, folder 3

Faculty Handbook 1998 September, 2012 December 04, undated

box 1, folder 4

SFA Governance 2001-2005

box 1, folder 5

Western Association of Schools and Colleges 2001, 2010

box 1, folder 6

Sexual Relations Policy 2002-2005

box 1, folder 7

Assorted SFA Emails and Documents 2002-2006, 2011-2013, undated

box 1, folder 8

SFA Executive Committee Agendas 2002-2008, 2012

box 1, folder 9

Academic Integrity 2003 January 8

box 1, folder 10

Facilities Modification Policy 2003 February

box 1, folder 11

SFA Meeting Minutes 2003-2008

box 1, folder 12-13

University Faculty Council Documents 2003-2009

box 1, folder 14

Faculty and Course Evaluations 2003, 2012

box 2, folder 1

Budget Documents 2004 July 27, 2010 July 12, undated

box 2, folder 2

Tenure Documents 2004-2006, 2008, 20011-2012, undated

box 2, folder 3

SFA Executive Committee Meeting Minutes 2004-2008

box 2, folder 4

Teaching & Learning Committee 2005 September 14, 2021 January 25

box 2, folder 5

Seaver College Diversity Council 2005 December 14

box 2, folder 6

Faculty Notice and Comment 2005

box 2, folder 7

Academic Affairs Summery of Issues 2005-2006

box 2, folder 8

SFA Elections and Appointments 2006 November 24-2006 December 14

box 2, folder 9

MWF/TR Weekly Class Schedule Switch 2006, undated

box 2, folder 10

Natural Science Division Committee 2007 July 18

box 2, folder 11

Online Course Evaluation Project 2008 January - May 05

box 2, folder 12

Retirement Plan 2009

box 2, folder 13

Faculty Governance Cases: A Seaver Faculty Association Task Force 2010 August 14

box 2, folder 14

Long-term Visiting Faculty 2010, 2013, undated

box 2, folder 15

Steve Moore Trials 2011 June 30, undated

box 2, folder 16

Office of the Provost 2011 September 15

box 2, folder 17

Vision of Shared Governance 2013 July 23