Division of Academic Affairs records
00.DAA

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Title
Division of Academic Affairs records
ID
00.DAA
Date [inclusive]
1985-2011
Extent
1.0 Linear feet 1 record center carton
Language
English
Abstract
The Division of Academic Affairs collection contains the records from the Division of Academic Affairs at Eastern Michigan University. Materials are arranged alphabetically and by function, including annual reports, special reports, policies, and producers. The collection is further arranged into seven series:  Administrative Files includes general files, historical survey, faculty resource directory, and university organizational chart;  Annual Reports contains program reviews from 2001-2003;  Budget and Operations includes budget hearings and meetings from 1994-1997; EVENT PROGRAMS from 1990-2000;   Polices and Procedures; Press includes newspaper clippings and newsletters; and  Sprecial Reports includes course proposal fees, end of the year and start of the year meeting reports. The collection is not a complete record of the Division of Academic Affairs at Eastern Michigan University.

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 collection of Division of Academic Affairs records contains reports, newspaper clippings, event programs, and budget reports of the Division of Academic Affairs at Eastern Michigan University. Records span from 1980 until 2011. The collection is arranged into seven series:  Administrative Files, Annual Reports, Budget and Operations, Event Programs, Policies and Procedures, Press, and Special Reports.

The Administrative Files series includes general files, historical survey, faculty resource directory, and university organizational chart. Content in the  Annual Reports series includes program reviews from 2001-2003. The  Budget and Operations series contains budget hearings reports from 1994-1977, College of Technology Development Board. The  Event Programs series includes the Provost's Faculty Dinner program for the years 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000 and "Open Classrooms" Salute to Higher Education Week program from 1990. Content in the  Policies and Procedures series include Continuity Plan for Extensive Absenteeism, Course and Program Development Handbook, Faculty Information Guide, Intergraded Academic Review & Continuous Improvement Planning Cycle Manual Process Revision, Draft, Program Review Department Manual, Teaching and Research. The  Press series contains clippings, news, E-Information Update 1990-1992, and Academic Affairs News 2007-2011. The  Special Reports series includes Academic Program Review, Commission on Women and Violence Annual Report, Course Fee Proposal, History of Faculty Hiring Special Report: Female and Minority, History of Faculty Hiring Report Special Report by College Female and Minority, Recommendations of Items for National Recognition, Proposed Strategic Initiative, Provost's Faculty Travel, Start of the Year College Meetings, Year End Report.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives

Halle Library, Room 310
Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197
734-487-2673
lib_archives@emich.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

Researchers are asked to request materials 24 hours prior to use through the University Archives.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Eastern Michigan University. Division of Academic Affairs

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Collection Inventory

Administrative Files 

Box Folder

Correspondence 2004-2008 

1 38

General Files 

1 1

Historical Survey 1980-1999 

1 2

Faculty Resource directory 2003 

1 3

University Organizational Chart 1988 

1 4

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Annual Reports 

Box Folder

Program Review 2001-2002 

1 5

Program Review 2002-2003 

1 6

Program Review 2003-2004 

1 43

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Budget and Operations 

Box Folder

Budget and Operations 

1 7

University Budget Hearings 1994 March 29 

1 8

University Budget Hearings 1995 April 6 

1 9

University Budget Hearings 1996 March 25 

1 10

University Bugdet Hearings 1997 March 24 

1 11

College of Technology Development Board 1995 

1 12

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Event Programs 

Box Folder

"Open Classrooms" Salute to Higher Education Week 1990 October 14-21 

1 13

Provost's Faculty Dinner 1994 September 16 

1 14

Provost's Faculty Dinner 1996 September 27 

1 15

Provost's Faculty Dinner 1998 October 30 

1 16

Provost's Faculty Dinner 2000 October 13 

1 17

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Policies and Procedures 

Box Folder

Continuity Plan for Extensive Absenteeism 2009 

1 18

Course and Program Development Handbook 2003-2004 

1 19

Faculty Information Guide 1985 

1 20

 id275 Intergraded Academic Review & Continuous Improvement Planning Cycle Manual Process Revision, Draft 2007-2011 

1 21

Program Review Department Manual 2004-2005 

1 22

Realignment Task Force 2006 

1 44

Teaching and Research 1993 December 7 

1 23

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Press 

Box Folder

News 

1 24

Clippings 

1 25

E Information Update 1990-1992 

1 26

Academic Affairs News 2007-2011 

1 27

Academic Affairs Update December 2000 

1 40

Assessment Matters 1992-1996 

1 41

Insight to Academics 1995-1997 

1 42

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Special Reports 

Box Folder

Academic Program Review 1985 December  

1 28

Commission on Women and Violence Annual Report 1999 

1 29

Course Fee Proposal 1991 November 

1 30

History of Faculty Hiring Special Report: Female and Minority 1998 January 20 

1 31

History of Faculty Hiring Report Special Report by College Female and Minority 1998 June 16 

1 32

Institute for Diversity in Business Services: Proposal to Create a New Institute at Eastern Michigan University Feb 28, 1996 

1 39

Recommendations of Items for National Recognition 

1 33

Proposed Strategic Initiative 

1 34

Provost's Faculty Travel 1997-1998 

1 35

Start of the Year College Meetings 2000-2001 

1 36

University Goals 1978 

1 37

Year End Report 1998 January 1 to 1998 June 30 

1 38

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