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  • Conditions Governing Access
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  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Biographical note
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Processing Information note

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
    Title: Ronald W. Batchelder Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: 0053
    Physical Description: 1.88 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1986-2009
    Abstract: Ronald W. Batchelder is a Professor of Economics at Pepperdine University, as well as an involved member of many Pepperdine faculty organizations. The collection consists of correspondence, minutes, notes, memorandums, reports, handbooks and calendars mostly related to faculty issues and organizations at Pepperdine and Seaver College, including the University Faculty Council, Seaver Faculty Association, and the Social Sciences Division within Seaver College. The collection spans from 1986 to 2009.
    Physical Location: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access. Items in the collection are restricted for 25 years after their date of creation; the entire collection will be open in 2034.

    Conditions Governing Use

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

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Ronald W. Batchelder Papers, Collection no. 0053, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Materials were transferred to the University Archives in 2011 by Ronald W. Batchelder.

    Biographical note

    Ronald W. Batchelder is a Professor of Economics at Pepperdine University. He received his BA in Economics from UC Berkeley, and his PhD in Economics from UCLA. During his career at Pepperdine, Batchelder has also been heavily involved in the Seaver Faculty Association.
    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, and become more involved in the governance of Seaver College. The University Faculty Council (UFC) is a similar organization founded in 2001, that contains members from all of Pepperdine's five schools and serves to provide a broader voice in order to achieve university-wide faculty goals.

    Scope and Content

    The collection includes correspondence, meeting minutes, memorandums, proposals, reports, calendars, and notes related to faculty issues and concerns at Pepperdine University. Most of the material is related to the Seaver Faculty Association (SFA) and the work of its committees, which includes discussions of faculty salaries, benefits, and revisions to faculty handbooks. Before 1995, the SFA was known as the Faculty Organization of Seaver College (FOSC),
    A smaller amount of materials in the collection relate to the operation of the University Faculty Council, as well as the Social Sciences Division of Seaver College. Also included in the collection are a small number of faculty handbooks.


    The collection is organized in the following series: 1. Seaver Faculty Association; 2. Seaver Faculty Handbooks; 3. Seaver Social Sciences Division; and 4. University Faculty Council. Materials within each series are organized chronologically.

    Processing Information note

    The collection was arranged and described by Jessica Geiser and Jamie Henricks in June, 2012.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Handbooks, manuals, etc.
    Universities and colleges -- California -- Malibu -- History
    Universities and colleges -- United States -- Records and correspondence
    Universities and colleges -- Faculty
    Universities and colleges -- Administration
    Education, Higher -- California -- Malibu
    Seaver College
    Batchelder, Ronald W.
    Pepperdine University