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Guide to the University Senate Records
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Historical Note:
  • Access Terms
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Contents

  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: University Senate Records
    Dates: 1959-
    Identification: MS-0338
    Creator: University Senate
    Physical Description: 33.75 linear ft
    Language of Materials: English
    Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
    5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
    San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
    URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
    Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
    Phone: 619-594-6791

    Historical Note:

    The SDSU Senate is a delegate assembly of the faculty through which the faculty normally exercises its powers. It has the power to act for the faculty on all matters within the scope of the faculty except the graduation of students.
    Duties of the Senate :
    The Senate shall consider policies with respect to the general welfare of the University. It shall review established policies, consider new policies, and sturdy matters of concern to the students or faculty members.
    It shall be responsible for the formulation of educational policy, including admissions, curricula, and criteria for the granting of degrees. It shall analyze established and proposed policies of instruction and consider variations in policy in exceptional cases.
    It shall advise the President in the selection of administrative personnel.
    It shall be responsible for the maintenance of adequate communication between the faculty and the administration. Any member of the faculty may request any member of the Senate to transmit to the Senate for discussion and possible action, topics coming under the jurisdiction of the Senate.
    It shall be responsible for the appointment of Senate committees. It shall establish rules and procedures for its standing committees and establish procedures for the appointment of general faculty standing committees and special committees.

    Access Terms

    This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Corporate Name:

    San Diego State University -- Administration -- History -- Sources
    San Diego State University -- Faculty -- History -- Sources
    San Diego State University. Senate -- Archives
    San Diego State University. Senate -- History -- Sources

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Institutional Archives

    Administrative Information



    Conditions Governing Use:

    The copyright interests in some of these materials have been transferred to or belong to San Diego State University. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. Permissions is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish.  Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    This collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation:

    Identification of item, folder title, box number, University Senate Records, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

    Related Materials:

    Additional copies of Senate Minutes are located in the Basement Files, boxes B-362 to B-463.  Additional copies of Faculty Senate Executive Committee Minutes are in the Basement Files, boxes B-365 to B-369.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection has been divided into two series: the General Files consist of items of Senate-wide concern (e.g., constitution and by-laws, established procedures, special rules, resolutions, and chronologically-arranged correspondence as received in the Senate office from the President of the University, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and as sent by the Secretary and Chair of the Senate.  The Committee Files consist of Committee, Subcommittee, and Ad-Hoc Committee correspondence, minutes of meetings, and policies and resolutions.