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Collection Summary

Identifier

UA 50.2

Title

Faculty Association Records

Creator

Faculty Association, South Dakota State University

Dates

1946-1972

Extent

0.84 linear feet (2 document cases)

Language

English

Repository

South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Access note

This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Preferred Citation

Name of item . Faculty Association Records. UA 50.2. South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Abstract

The Faculty Association papers represent the initial founding of the South Dakota State College [SDSC] The Faculty Association in 1946 and its evolution through the years

Historical Note

The Faculty Association papers represent the initial founding of the South Dakota State College [SDSC] The Faculty Association in 1946 and its evolution through the years. The stated purpose of the Faculty Association was to perfect some administrative measure that would insure unity and cooperation between the faculty, administration and Regents. According to the first constitution, this included a way to provide procedures for carrying out duties and responsibilities of the faculty, and as a way for faculty to cooperate and to elect representatives. Membership in this organization included all faculty members with the rank of instructor or above.

The Faculty Association was never a decision making body. Rather, its role was to provide an outlet for questions related to general faculty welfare. The association did elect up to 5 representatives to the President's Administrative Council, which was the governing council of administrators and did act as a policy making body.

By the late 1960's, the role of the Faculty Association changed slightly. When the faculty voted to create an Academic Senate, the Faculty Association was phased out slowly, to allow for transition. In 1970, after the faculty voted to create an Academic Senate, the Faculty Association continued to meet for continuity's sake. After 1972, they ceased to function at all.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into two series:

Series 1. Committee records

Series 2. General Association records

Contents Note

The Faculty Association Records sub-group is arranged into two series: Committee Records and General Association Records. The records are not thought to be complete, although this cannot be established. Due to the lack of any discernable arrangement, the series were created during the processing of the collection.

Series 1. Committee records.

The Committee Records series spans the years 1946-1972, with the bulk of material from 1952-1960. Included are committee assignments and studies completed by various committees. Although the names of the individual committees changed over time, their function remained essentially the same. Committees were formed around the topics of tenure, promotion and rank, salary, insurance, retirement, and other such topics.

Series 2. General Association records.

The General Association records are composed of a constitution, minutes and correspondence files. Most of the latter consists entirely of correspondence from or to the acting head of the association.

Key Words

South Dakota State University -- Academic Senate

South Dakota State University -- Faculty Association

Container List

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Faculty Association Records Container List. UA 50.2

SeriesBoxFolderDescriptionDate(s)
1. Committee records11Appointment, rank and promotion1954-1955
1. Committee records12Committee to Advise Regents on Selection of a President1951-1952
1. Committee records14Executive Committee1965-1972
1. Committee records13Faculty honors1952
1. Committee records15General1952-1964
1. Committee records16Insurance1948-1955
1. Committee records17Outside activities1950
1. Committee records18Retirement1948-1950
1. Committee records19Retirement1954-1958
1. Committee records110Sabbatical leave study1957
1. Committee records111Salary study1946-1952
1. Committee records112Salary study1954-1956
1. Committee records113Salary study1957-1958
1. Committee records114Tenure1952
1. Committee records115Tenure1957-1958
1. Committee records116Travel expenses1955
2. General Association records21Appraisal of the report on certain aspects of public higher education in South Dakota1954
2. General Association records22Constitution and by-laws1946-1962
2. General Association records23Correspondence1946-1954
2. General Association records24Correspondence1955-1956
2. General Association records25Correspondence1956-1957
2. General Association records26Correspondence1957-1958
2. General Association records27Correspondence1961-1962
2. General Association records28Correspondence1968-1971
2. General Association records29Evaluation1957
2. General Association records210Financial1952-1954
2. General Association records211Membership1958-1959
2. General Association records212Minutes1947-1954
2. General Association records213Minutes1955-1963
2. General Association records214Miscellaneous1951-1959

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Researchers conducting extensive research are asked to make an advance appointment to access archival material. Please call or e-mail prior to visiting the collection and indicate as much detail as possible about a particular topic and intended use.

South Dakota State University supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted as a result of their fragile condition or by contractual agreements with donors.

Copyright note

Copyright restrictions apply in different ways to different materials. Many of the documents and other historical materials in the Archives are in the public domain and may be reproduced and used in any way. There are other materials in the Archive carrying a copyright interest and must be used according to the provisions of Title 17 of the U.S. Code. The Archive issues a warning concerning copyright restrictions to every researcher who requests copies of documents. Although the copyright law is under constant redefinition in the courts, it is ultimately the responsibility of the researcher to properly use copyrighted material.

Arranged and Described by

Elizabeth B. Scott, 1998 April 27.