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Committee on Instruction Records

Identifier: LU-RG01-036
This collection consists of records created by the Committee on Instruction, a standing committee of the faculty, dating from 1933 to 2014. Records include meeting minutes, correspondence, and reports. Meeting minutes from 1993 to 2000 are missing.


  • 1933-2014


Conditions Governing Access

As General University Records, records in this collection are closed for 20 years beyond the date of creation. Contact the Archives for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights and copyright reside with Lawrence University. For uses beyond those allowed for fair use under U. S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.), please contact the University Archivist.


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Biographical or Historical Information

The Committee on Instruction has been in place at least since 1933. As of 2013, the committee's charge was: "To serve as the primary agency of the Faculty in implementing the curriculum and rules governing student standards, and in that role will: 1) evaluate proposals for new courses, and to recommend to the Faculty those courses that the committee considers consistent with the University’s purposes and standards; 2) recommend to the Faculty changes in University policy for the creation and elimination of courses and non-traditional courses of study; 3) establish, monitor, and update regularly the list of courses satisfying the General Education Requirements; 4) evaluate proposals for individual non-traditional courses of study, including academic internships, student-designed majors, and student-designed courses, and to approve those that the committee considers consistent with the University’s purposes and standards; 5) ensure that the rules governing students’ academic status are consistent with the University’s purposes and to recommend changes in such rules to the Faculty; 6) set guidelines for exceptions to the rules that govern students’ academic status and to ensure that the guidelines are in all cases applied reasonably; 7) monitor academic regulations; 8) encourage and facilitate faculty discussion, development, and dissemination of pedagogical methods and technologies; 9) in conjunction with the Associate Dean of the Faculty, promote programs that enhance the development of teaching effectiveness; 10) serve when needed on the Sub-Committee on Administration."

Method of Acquisition

Records dating from 1986 to 1994 were transferred from Sampson House to Archives 2007-12-21. Other paper records were acquired prior to 2005. Digital records 2000-2012 captured from the website on 2012-08-24. Digital records 2012-2014 captured from the website on 2014-11-13.

Processing Information

Processed by Erin Dix, 2015.


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Repository Details

Part of the Lawrence University Archives Repository

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