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University Senate agendas and minutes

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG-04-05-02

Scope and Contents

This collection includes agendas and meeting minutes from the Ball State Faculty/University Senate dating from 1962 to 2009. Minutes and related materials of the University Senate (formerly Faculty Senate, 1962–1966, formerly Faculty Advisory Council, 1943-1962), including agendas, minutes, correspondence, reports, proposals, proceedings, and resolutions kept by the secretary and chair of the Senate and member committees. Senate actions concern standards for admission, section, and retention of students; revision and implementation of statutes; creation, nominating, staffing, and membership of committees; appointments, promotions, tenures, and dismissals of faculty members; creation, reorganization, merger, and elimination of academic programs and units; programs of faculty welfare such as salaries, insurance, special leave; issues affecting current or projected budget decisions; proposals for programs, degrees and curricula; compliance of intercollegiate athletics; student affairs, academic irregularities, discipline, and examination periods; educational policy; and standards of academic freedom and professional responsibility. Materials are arranged chronologically.


  • Creation: 1962 - 2009

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Biographical Note / Historical Note / Administrative History

In 1943, acting president W.E. Wagoner organized a Faculty Advisory Council consisting of six (later nine) professors to advise the president of matters of institutional policy. During the late 1950s and early 1960s, a number of faculty members pushed for the creation of a faculty senate to replace the Faculty Advisory Council. With support from President Emens, a new Constitution for Faculty Government of Ball State Teachers College was created during the 1961-62 academic year and approved by the faculty and State Teachers College Board in June 1962. A year after university status was conferred on Ball State, a new senate constitution officially changed the name of the body from faculty senate to university senate.


5.6 Cubic Feet (7 Boxes)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.


The repository continues to add materials to this collection on a regular basis.

Processing Information

EAD finding aid created 2011/05/27 by Michael Szajewski.

University Senate agendas and minutes
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Repository Details

Part of the Ball State University Archives Repository

Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana 47306 USA