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Guide to the Student Affairs records
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The majority of these records include student survey information conducted between 1983 and 1997. These surveys were primarily conducted by the Higher Education Research Institute on University of San Diego students. Also included are Vice President for Student Affairs, Thomas Burke's, records from committees on which he served including the Assessment, Athletics, and Student Affairs committees.
Student Affairs at the University of San Diego functions to create a "vibrant and active co-curricular learning experience" working collaboratively with Academic Affairs to support student learning and professional development in all areas. Prior to the merger of the San Diego College for Men and College for Women, student affairs functions were conducted by faculty and administration as needed. A formal department arose in Fall 1971 when the schools merged and one Office of the Dean of Students was created. This office focused on supervising and training resident assistants who supported students living on campus, as well as supporting students' extracurricular activities including athletics, student organizations and student government.
These records are open for research.