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Batchelder (Ronald W.) Papers
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box 2, folder 1-4, box 1, folder 1-36

Series 1: Seaver Faculty Association 1986-2009

Scope and Content

The series contains correspondence, meeting minutes, notes, reports, proposals, memorandums, and calendars produced by the Seaver Faculty Association (SFA) and its various committees regarding faculty issues such as tenure, salaries, benefits, faculty handbooks, faculty retreats and general operations of the SFA. While the name and number of committees in SFA varies over time, committees with materials in the series include the Executive Committee, Rank, Tenure and Promotion, Stipends/Benefits, Faculty Advisory, General Education, Academic Affairs, and the Dean Search Committee formed in 2008. Also included are materials from the Faculty Organization of Seaver College (FOSC), which was the faculty group that preceded the SFA before its establishment in 1995.
box 2, folder 5-9

Series 2: Seaver Faculty Handbooks 1989, 2004-2006

Scope and Content

The series contains correspondence, drafts, proposals and notes spanning from 2004 to 2006 related to revising the Seaver faculty handbook, as well as the Seaver Faculty Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) book. Also included are final copies of the 2006 Seaver Faculty FAQ book, and the Seaver Faculty Handbook from September, 1989.
box 3, folder 1-3

Series 3: Seaver Social Sciences Division 1995-1998

Scope and Content

The series contains materials related to Batchelder's academic department at Pepperdine, the Seaver College Social Sciences Division. Materials include correspondence and procedures regarding the search for a new chair of the division in 1995; correspondence, proposals, notes, and meeting minutes from 1995 to 1996 regarding the establishment of an International Studies division at Seaver College; and memos written by Batchelder from 1997 to 1998 to Dean of Academic Affairs Donald Thompson, regarding Seaver's Strategic Plan and the report, Opportunities for Liberal Learning in the 21st Century.
box 3, folder 4-7

University Faculty Council Series 4: 2004-2008

Scope and Content

The series contains correspondence, minutes, reports, policy manuals, and articles related to the operation of the University Faculty Council. The materials, which span from 2004 to 2008, include discussions of university wide faculty issues such as Pepperdine's Code of Ethics, Institutional Review Boards, Faculty Handbooks, and University policies.