Department of History and Philosophy records
05.DHP

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Title
Department of History and Philosophy records
ID
05.DHP
Date [inclusive]
1926-2012
Extent
2.0 Linear feet 2 record center cartons
Language
English
Abstract
The Department of History and Philosophy records document the Department of History and Philosophy at Eastern Michigan University. Materials are arranged chronologically and include meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, scholarship information, and reports from 1926 until 2012. The collection is further arranged into ten series:  Administrative Files, Annual Reports, Budget and Finance, Course Proposals and Requests, Events, Meeting Minutes, National Council for Social Studies, Press, Reports and Reviews, and  Scholarships and Awards.

Preferred Citation note

Please cite materials from the University Archives in the following manner: Item. Collection Title. Eastern Michigan University Archives.

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Historical Note

Established by the State of Michigan in 1849, Eastern Michigan University opened its doors as the Michigan State Normal School in 1853. Michigan State Normal School was the first teachers' training school west of the Allegheny Mountains and initially taught students at a basic secondary level, instructing them in teaching methods and material to cover at a variety of levels.

In 1899, Michigan State Normal School changed its name to Michigan State Normal College. Professor Richard Gause Boone lobbied to establish Normal as four-year college, rather than a secondary school. Normal entered the twentieth century as Michigan's premier teacher training school and had become the first teacher training school in the United States to have a four-year degree program.

Between 1900 and 1950, at least 20 buildings were built on campus and by 1939, students, for the first time, were living in dorms on campus instead of in boarding houses off campus. During this period, the University added a number of programs to its expanding curriculum. In 1901, Normal was the first school in Michigan to offer an industrial arts program. The school was also the first in the nation to offer a program to train teachers of the disabled, starting in 1915. In 1940, it was the first teacher training school to offer a program in library services. During the years of World War II, the school trained soldiers for the military as well as civilian students.

In 1956, the school became known as Eastern Michigan College. Three years later, the school gained the status of a university by formally establishing the Graduate School (graduate classes had been offered since 1939) and changed its name again, for the final time, to Eastern Michigan University. The new names not only demonstrated that the school had become a university, but also broadened the emphasis of the school from teacher training to a wider range of baccalaureate programs. In 1959, the university established the College of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences as two separate entities.

From 1950 to the present, nearly 30 new buildings have been constructed and many more renovated to meet the needs of the institution. New dormitories and classroom buildings provide for the needs of new students.

Today, Eastern offers a range of programs of study in a number of areas, including Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Health and Human Services, and Technology. In 2011, more than 23,000 students from around the world attend EMU.

Borrowed from A Brief History of EMU "http://www.emich.edu/walkingtour/hist.htm"

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Scope and Contents note

The Department of History and Philosophy documents the History and Philosophy Department at Eastern Michigan University from 1926 until 2012. The collection is broken into ten series:  Administrative Files, Annual Reports, Budget and Finance, Course Proposals and Requests, Events, Meeting Minutes, National Council for Social Studies, Press, Reports and Reviews, and  Scholarships and Awards.

The Administrative Files series contains an Assessment Process, correspondence, Degree Requirements, Graduate Committee, Departmental Goals, Office Files, Old Class Schedules, and Sabbatical Leave. The  Annual Reports series includes the years 1958 until 1992.  Budget and Finance series includes Faculty Allocations and Usage and Operating Budget. The Course Proposals and Requests include requests and proposals from both the History and Philosophy sections from 1988 until 1995.

The Events series is comprised of the Annual History Day, Calendars & Meeting Schedules, European Cultural History Programs, and Invitations. The  Meeting Minutes series includes meeting minutes from the Department from 1957 until 1960 and 1965 until 1999, Graduate Committee minutes from 1989 until 1994, History Section meeting minutes from 1965 until 2003, Instruction Committee minutes from 1977 until 1999, Personnel and Finance Committee minutes from 1989 until 1999, Roundtables, and Student Affairs Committee from 1989. The   National Council for Social Studies information from 1994 and the Full Folio from 1996.

The Press series is comprised of A Sesquicentennial Commemorative Booklet, Articles by Faculty, clippings and News Releases, Newsletter, and Pamphlets and Promotions. The  Reports and Reviews series includes a Development of Marketing Plan, Faculty Evaluation Report, Input Document and Report, Program Reviews, and Surveys.   Scholarships and Awards include Department Awards, Honors Ceremony, Michigan Teaching Excellence Awards, Information on the different department scholarships, and Scholarship Certifications.

The collection is not a complete record of the program the department was on campus well before 1926. There are no substantial records in the collection from department heads or faculty, any materials pertaining to the department heads or faculty such as King or Janice T. Terry, can be found in the biographical files stored in the University Archives.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2012 February 13

Halle Library, Room 310
Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197
734-487-0020

Revision Description

  2012 April 23

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Any materials pertaining to department heads or professors, such as Julia Anne King, Janice T. Terry, Richard Nation, George Cassar, Robert Citino, Carl E. Pray, Harrold, Elizabeth Warren, Olando Norris, Ronald Delph, James Holoka, JoEllen Vineyard, or Daryl Hafter, can be found in the biographical files stored in the University Archives.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Eastern Michigan University
  • History.
  • Michigan State Normal College
  • Philosophy
  • Students
  • Undergraduate
  • Universities and colleges--Faculty.

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Collection Inventory

Administrative Files 

Assessment Process 


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Text (32307023992002)   1 1

Correspondence 1991-1992 


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Text (32307023992002)   1 2-3

Correspondence 1997 


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Text (32307023992002)   1 4

Degree Requirements 


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Text (32307023992002)   1 5

Graduate Committee 


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Text (32307023992002)   1 6

Departmental Goals 


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Text (32307023992002)   1 7

Office Files 1992-2005 


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Text (32307023992002)   1 8-11

Old Class Schedules, Supply Order Forms, Letters, etc. 


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Text (32307023992002)   1 12

Sabbatical Leave 


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Text (32307023992002)   1 13

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Annual Reports 

 1958-1992 


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Text (32307023992002)   1 14-17

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Budget and Finance 

Faculty Allocations and Usage 


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Text (32307023992002)   1 18

Operating Budget 1990-1992 


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Text (32307023992002)   1 19

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Course Proposals and Requests 

History 1988-1989 


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Text (32307023992002)   1 20-21

Philosophy 1988 


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Text (32307023992002)   1 22

 1992-1995 


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Text (32307023992002)   1 23

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Events 

Annual History Day 1980-1988 


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Text (32307023992002)   1 24

Calenders & Meeting Schedules 


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Text (32307023992002)   1 25

European Cultural History Programs 


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Text (32307023992002)   1 26

Invitations 


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Text (32307023992002)   1 27

Winter Schedules 


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Text (32307023992002)   1 28

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Lecturers 

Alspector, Tammy 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 1

Aman, David 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 2

Anderson, Marguerite 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 3

Armenti, Amedia W. 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 4

Barnes, Clarence J. 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 5

Bartol, Robert A. 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 6

Brock, Richard 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 7

Butters, Judith 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 8

Campbell, Robert E. 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 9

Cantu, John 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 10

Cartwright, Helen M. 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 11

Clark, Daniel 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 12

Coasch, George 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 13

Collier, Thomas 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 14

Cornell, John 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 15

Crocker, Nancy 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 16

Crownover, Roger 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 17

Deconick, April D. 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 18

Demetriades, Donald B. 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 19

Dieterich, D. Henry 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 20

Dobyns, Barbara M. 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 21

Ephross, Peter 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 22

Fett, Sharla 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 23

Fedel, Joseph Michael 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 24

Fish, Beverly 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 25

Fisher, Timothy 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 26

Garber, Miriam 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 27

Geiger, Roger 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 28

Greenberg, Linda 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 29

Goldsmith, Robert 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 30

Hackett, Elizabeth 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 31

Harbison, Shirley A. 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 32

Harrison, Sarah 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 33

Herrala, Walter 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 34

Huddlestun, John 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 35

Hunt, Sylvia Oates 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 36

Eileen, John 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 37

Jones, Francis 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 38

Jones, Thomas L. 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 39

Kasten, Vance R. 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 40

Kelly, Patrick 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 41

Kerrigan, William 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 42

Kirkpatrick, Kent 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 43

Koucky, Judith 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 44

Kuenning, Matthew 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 45

Laughlin, Richard 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 46

Lifson, Diane, J. 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 47

Mabrito, Robert 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 48

Mahoney, Deborah Jennings 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 49

Mackaill, Paul 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 50

Manzione, Joseph 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 51

McCune, Patricia 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 52

Meisenheiter, Diane S. 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 53

Nichols, Henry 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 54

Parker, Kathleen 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 55

Pearsall, Marilyn 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 56

Pearson, Margot 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 57

Philippon, Paul 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 58

Rayburn, David 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 59

Robischon, Mary M. 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 60

Rutkowski, Sarah 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 61

Sedey, Daniel 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 62

Schoonhoven, Richard 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 63

Solo, Roselyn 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 64

Sonntag, Allene M. 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 65

Sorensen, Lael Barbara 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 66

Spickermann, Roland 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 67

Taber, Morris 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 68

Tamashiro, David 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 69

Tanner, Helen 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 70

Thornton, Kevin 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 71

Tobin, John 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 72

Tottenn, George O. 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 73

Vonmeizener, Sam 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 74

Weinberg, Julius 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 75

Wilcox, Clifford D. 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 76

Woodward, Margaret 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 77

Worger, William A. 


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Text (32307023992226)   3 78

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Meeting Minutes 

Department 

 1957-1960 


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Text (32307023992002)   1 30

 1965-1999 


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Text (32307023992002)   1 31-35

Graduate Committee 1989-1994 


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Text (32307023992002)   1 29

History Section 

 1965-2003 


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Text (32307023992002)   1 36
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Text (32307023992010)   2 1-7

Instruction Committee 1977-1999 


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Text (32307023992010)   2 8

Personnel and Finance Committee 1989-1995 


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Text (32307023992010)   2 9

Roundtables 


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Text (32307023992010)   2 10

Student Affiars Committee 1989 


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Text (32307023992010)   2 11

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National Council for Social Studies 

 1994 


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Text (32307023992010)   2 12

Full Folio 1996 


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Text (32307023992010)   2 13

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Press 

A Sesquicentennial Commemorative Booklet 1999 


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Text (32307023992010)   2 14

Articles by Faculty 


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Text (32307023992010)   2 15

Clippings and News Releases 


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Text (32307023992010)   2 16

Flyers 


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Text (32307023992010)   2 17

Newsletter 


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Text (32307023992010)   2 18

Pamphlets and Promotions 


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Text (32307023992010)   2 19

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Reports and Reviews 

Development of a Marketing Plan 1994 November 3 


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Text (32307023992010)   2 20

Faculty Evaluation Report 


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Text (32307023992010)   2 21

Input Document and Report 


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Text (32307023992010)   2 22

Program Review Compreensive five year 1994 February 17 


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Text (32307023992010)   2 23

Program Review 


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Text (32307023992010)   2 24

Surveys 


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Text (32307023992010)   2 25

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Scholarships and Awards 

Department Awards 


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Text (32307023992010)   2 26

Honors Ceremoney 


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Text (32307023992010)   2 27

Michigan Teaching Excellence Awards 


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Text (32307023992010)   2 28

Information 


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Text (32307023992010)   2 29

Scholarship Certifications 


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Text (32307023992010)   2 30

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