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Summary Information

Repository
Oakland University Archives and Special Collections
Title
Records of the College of Arts and Sciences
ID
OU.ACADEMICUNIT.CAS
Date [inclusive]
1960-2012
Extent
8.0 Linear feet
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Item, folder title, box no., Oakland University College of Arts and Sciences records, Oakland University Archives

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History

The College of Arts and Sciences was created in May 1965 as part of the university's administrative reorganization from divisions to professional schools and a college. Professor George T. Matthews was appointed Dean of the new College of Arts and Sciences.

Graduate programs were started in 1965-1966, when the English and Mathematics Departments enrolled students in M.A. and M.A.T. programs in conjunction with the School of Education, and the Chemistry Department offered the first courses leading to a M.S. The College also innovated with area studies, especially its Asian studies program, and established a Center for Asian Studies in 1965-1966. A Chinese major was created in Fall 1968. New undergraduate and graduate programs were added consistently over the years with the except of the classics department, which was terminated in 1977.

From the start the College has been the largest academic unit at Oakland University.

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Scope and Contents

This collection includes administrative files (constitutions, assembly meeting minutes, annual reports, etc.) as well as program files (mostly program proposals) and publications of the College and Arts and Sciences. The records of most academic units in the school are also included, except for those of the History Department and the Department of Music, Theater and Dance, which have their own collections.

The collection includes information on the development of the Kettering Magnetics Laboratory. Additional information on it can be found in the University Archives Buildings File and the Durward B. Varner Papers.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Oakland University Archives and Special Collections

Kresge Library
100 Library Drive
Rochester, MI, 48309

Access and Use note

The records of the Oakland University College of Arts and Sciences are open for research except for certain records restricted by statute or university policy.

Copyright

Copyright held by Oakland University.

Processing

Processed by Linda Hildebrand, Shirley Paquette and Dominique Daniel

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Collection Inventory

Administrative Files 

Box

Accreditation, memos 1978-1983 

Scope and Contents note:

Includes material for North Central and NCATE.

1

Annual Reports 

Scope and Contents note:

Includes: 1965-1966, 1966-1967, 1967-1968, 1976-1977, 1978-1979, 1979-1980, 1980-1981.

1

Assembly - Minutes and agendas 1968-2010 

Scope and Contents note:

Holdings incomplete. [4 folders]

1

Chairpersons and Directors Group 

1

Constitution 

Scope and Contents note:

Includes: 1967-1968, 1978, 1981, 1987, 1996.

1

Deanship. Memos, job descriptions 

1

Executive Committee 1968- 

1

Memos, correspondence 1963- 

Scope and Contents note:

[2 folders]

1

Organizational Chart 

1

Planning 1978-1986 

Scope and Contents note:

Includes: Five year plans and one year plan.

1

Summary Data 1990-1991 

Scope and Contents note:

Includes: Faculty, Students, Costs, Productivity.

1

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Committees 

Box

Academic Development Coordinating Council 1983-1984 

Scope and Contents note:

(An interdisciplinary committee for academic development activities in off-campus settings)

1

Ad hoc Affirmative Action Committee 1977 

1

Ad hoc Committee on Racial Relations 1988 

1

Ad hoc Committee on the Applied Social Sciences 1971 

1

Ad hoc Committee to Study Proposed Position Shift Layoffs 1976 

1

Ad hoc Journalism Study Committee 1973 

1

Advisory Committee on Equal Opportunity 1981-1982 

Scope and Contents note:

(University-wide committee)

1

African Studies Committee 1974 

1

Committee on Academic Mission and Priorities 1981-1983 

Scope and Contents note:

Includes memos and unit reports [7 folders]. Folders 6-7 located in Box 2.

1

Committee on Appointment and Promotion 

2

Committee on Instruction 1971- 

Scope and Contents note:

Includes memos, minutes and miscellaneous [2 folders].

2

Computer Literacy Committee 1978-1979 

2

Elections Committee 

2

Ethnic Studies Program Committee 1981 

2

Governor's Commission on the Future of Higher Ed. in Michigan 1984-1985 

Scope and Contents note:

Includes responses to the 1984 report [2 folders].

Other Finding Aids note:

SEE ALSO Champagne Papers.

2

Oakland Educational Cooperative 1984-1986 

Scope and Contents note:

Includes material from School of Education [2 folders].

2

Planning Council 1984 

2

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Curricular and Program Information Files 

Scope and Contents note:

Program proposals.

Box

Liberal Arts College 1965 

2

Psychology M.A. 1965 

2

English M.A. & M.A.T. 1965 

2

Linguistics Concentration 1965 

2

Physics M.S. 1966 

2

French M.A. 1967 

2

Developmental Psychology M.A. 1968 

2

Science Ph.D. 1968 

2

History M.A., M.A.T. 1969 

2

Linguistics B.A. 1969 

2

Mathematics Ph.D. 1969 

2

Biological Sciences Ph.D & D.A. 1971 

2

Science Ph.D. 1971 

2

Speech Communication Concentration 1972 

2

Evening College Proposal 1972 

2

Biology M.S. 1973 

2

History M.A. 1973 

2

Area Studies M.A. 1974 

2

Film Aesthetics and History & Film, Television Concentrations 1974 

2

Journalism B.A. 1976 

2

Medical Physics M.S. 1976 

2

Music M.M. 1976 

2

Linguistics M.A. 1977 

2

Medical Physics M.S. 1977 

2

Applied Statistics 1978 

2

Public Administration M.P.A. 1978 

2

Sociology M.A. 1978 

3

Applied Mathematics M.S. 1978 

3

Science Ph.D. 1979 

Scope and Contents note:

(Biomedical Sciences & Resource and Energy Sciences).

3

Michigan Studies Concentration 1980? 

3

Sociology M.A. 1980? 

3

Dance BFA 1981 

3

Medical Physics Ph.D. 1981 

3

Health and Environmental Chemistry Ph.D. 1982 

3

Cellular Biology of Aging Ph.D. 1983 

3

Fundamental & Applied Sciences 1983 

3

Administrative Sciences Ph.D. 1984 

3

Applied Statistics Ph.D. 1986 

3

Biological Sciences Ph.D. 1991 

3

Applied Mathematical Sciences Ph.D. 1993 

3

Biology M.A. 1996 

3

Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. 1999 

Scope and Contents note:

(Biological Communication).

3

Women Studies B.A. 1999 

3

Liberal Studies M.A. 2000 

3

Studio Art BFA 2001 

3

Music Education Ph.D. 2005 

3

Social Work BSW 2006 

3

Acting, Musical Theatre, Theatre Design BFA 2007 

3

Dance BFA 2007 

3

Engineering Biology B.S. 2007 

3

International Relations B.A. 2006 

3

Japanese Language & Literature B.A. 2007 

3

Writing and Rhetoric B.A. 2008 

3

Actuarial Science B.S. 2009 

3

Cinema Studies B.A. 2009 

3

Communication M.A. 2009 

3

Graphic Design B.A. 2009 

3

Creative Writing B.A. 2010 

3

Liberal Studies B.A. 2010 

3

Biomedical Sciences B.S. 2011 

3

Applied & Computational Physics Ph.D. 2011 

3

Psychology M.S., Ph.D. 2012 

3

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Publications 

Box

Brochures, publicity, press clippings 

4

Campus News items 

Scope and Contents note:

Includes newsletters.

4

The College 1995-2007 

Scope and Contents note:

[Oakland University College of Arts and Sciences Newsletter]

4

Continuum 

Scope and Contents note:

Includes issues: Spring 2010 & Spring 2011.

4

Judaic Studies 

Scope and Contents note:

Includes issues: Summer 2010 & Fall 2011.

4

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Subject Files 

Box

Advising 1978-1984 

Scope and Contents note:

[2 folders].

4

Automotive Archives Proposal 1974-1975 

Scope and Contents note:

[2 folders].

4

Chautauqua! At OU 1984 

4

Commencement 

4

Consulting 

4

Diplomat in Residence Program 

4

Electronics Shop 

4

Honors College 

4

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Academic Units, Concentrations, Special Subject Areas 

Box

Afro American Studies 

4

American Studies 1975-1980 

4

Archaeology 

4

Area Studies 

Scope and Contents note

Includes: Annual reports (1967-1968, 1974-1975, 1980-1981) and Area Studies Newsletter [2 folders].

4

Art and Art History   3 folders.

Scope and Contents note

Includes: Annual reports (1967-1968, 1974-1975, 1975-1976, 1979-1981, 2008-2009), Barnes Collection exhibit memos, Art and Art History Newletters.

4

Biochemistry 

4

Biological Sciences 

Scope and Contents note:

Includes: Annual reports (1965-1966, 1974-1976, 1981; Newsletter: Bio Updates; Faculty reports and vitae for selected years [6 folders].

4

Biological Sciences, Institute of 

Scope and Contents note:

Includes: Annual reports (1977-1978, 1980-1981).

4

Center for the Arts 1983-1989 

Scope and Contents note:

[7 folders].

5

Chemistry 

Scope and Contents note:

Includes: Annual reports for 1967, 1974-1975, 1981; Catalyst Newsletter. [7 folders].

5

Classical Languages and Literatures 

Scope and Contents note:

Includes: Annual report for 1974-1975.

5

Communication Arts 

Scope and Contents note:

Includes: Annual reports for 1975-1976, 1980-1981. [2 folders].

5

Energy Studies 1979-1982 

5

English 

Scope and Contents note:

Includes: Annual reports for 1968, 1975-1976, English Channel Alumni Newsletter. [3 folders].

5

Environmental Studies 1970-1978 

5

Film Aesthetics and History 

5

Gerontology 

5

International Education 

Scope and Contents note:

Includes years: 1960's, 1980-2000's. [19 folders].

6

Learning Skills 

6

Liberal Studies 

6

Linguistics 

Scope and Contents note:

Includes Annual reports 1974-1975, 1980-1981, Japan Cross Cultural Training Program, 1984. [3 folders].

6

Mathematics 1967-1987 

Scope and Contents note:

Includes: Annual reports for 1967-1968, 1974-1976, 1979-1981, 1983-1987, 1990-1992. [6 folders]

7

Modern Languages and Literatures 1967-1981 

Scope and Contents note:

Includes: Annual reports for 1967-1968, 1974-1976, 1980-1981; Newsletter, 1974-1977; Nuestra Voces: a poetry and prose journal. [5 folders].

7

Philosophy 1968-1982 

Scope and Contents note:

Includes: Annual reports for 1968, 1975, 1981-1982. [2 folders].

7

Physical Education Program 

7

Physics 1964-2014 

Scope and Contents note:

Includes: Annual reports for 1964-1968,1974-1975, 2003-2004, 2007-2009, 2013-2014; Kettering Magnetics Lab memos. [3 folders].

7

Political Science 1968-1981 

Scope and Contents note:

Includes: Annual reports for 1968, 1974-1976, 1980-1981. [2 folders].

7

Preprofessional Studies 

7

Psychology 

Scope and Contents note:

Includes: Annual reports for 1968, 1974-1975, 1980-1981. [2 folders].

7

Religious Studies 

7

Rhetoric, Communication & Journalism 

Scope and Contents note:

[2 folders]

7

Slavic Studies 1978-1985 

8

Sociology / Anthropology 1968-2011 

Scope and Contents note:

Includes: Annual reports for 1968, 1975, 1980-1981, 1994-2006; James Dow files, Bear Bones Newsletter. [9 folders]

8

Speech Communication 

Scope and Contents note:

Includes: Annual report for 1974-1975.

8

Urban Studies 

8

Women's Studies 

Scope and Contents note:

Includes: Annual report 2001-2002. [5 folders]

8

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