Commission on General Education Records 1986-1990
Archives 217

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Commission on General Education Records
ID
Archives 217
Date [inclusive]
1986-1990
General Physical Description note
1 linear feet  1 containers
Abstract
Consist chiefly of minutes, reports, and research material.

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Organizational History:

The Commission on General Education was formed in 1986. Some activities were supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Its purpose was to review and, if needed, recommend changes in the general education requirements at Washington State University. Its final report came out in February, 1989, with extensive revisions recommended. These recommendations were the basis for revising WSU's general education requirements, beginning in 1990. The commission was chaired by University Executive Vice-President and Provost, Albert C. Yates, and Vice-Chair was Robert A. Littlewood, Anthropology. Other members included Richard Law, Division of Humanities and Social Sciences; Donald Bushaw, Vice Provost for Education; John Kicza, History; James Quann, Registrar; and Birgitta Ingemanson, Foreign Languages and Literatures.

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Arrangement note

Records of the Commission on General Education consist chiefly of minutes, reports, and research material. The records were received in folders, which are retained with the same headings. Materials within folders are arranged chronologically, with undated material placed at the end of the year in which it was found. Some material was clipped together; in these cases the undated materials within these groups are kept together. Other groups are broken up and arranged chronologically with the rest. Other materials, such as articles, advising materials, etc., are left in original order.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

The Collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Records of the Commission on General Education, Washington State University, were transferred to the University Libraries in 1992 (UA92-42) by Professor Robert Littlewood, retired from the Dept. of Anthropology.

Processing Information note

The records were processed in Jan. 1993 by Steven Rasmussen.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University--Curricula--Research--Archives
  • Washington State University. Commission on General Education--Archives
  • Washington State University. Commission on General Education--Records and correspondence

Personal Name(s)

  • Littlewood, Robert, 1930---Archives

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • General education--Washington (State)--History
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Commission on General Education Meetings 1986 

1 1

Commission on General Education Meetings 1987 

1 2

Commission on General Ed. Meetings Jan-Apr 1988 

1 3

Commission on General Ed. Meetings May-Dec 1988 

1 4

Commission on General Education Meetings 1989 

1 6

General Education Materials 1985-May 1986 

1 6

General Education Materials June-Oct 1986 

1 7

General Education Materials Nov-Dec 1986 

1 8

General Education Materials 1987 

1 9

General Education Materials 1988 

1 10

General Education Materials 1989 

1 11

General Education Materials 1990 

1 12

Gen. Ed. Materials-"Good Practices in General Education" 

1 13

Gen. Ed. Commission-Tier I Subcommittee 

1 14

Gen. Ed. Commission-Tier II Subcommittee 

1 Is

Gen. Ed. Commission-Tier III Subcommittee 

1 16

World Civilizations course material 

1 17

Interim report for NEH-Year 1 1986-1987 

1 18

WSU Report on the Humanities Core Curriculum Project Sep.1989 

1 19

General Correspondence 1986-1987 

1 20

General Correspondence 1988-1989 

1 21

Commission on General Ed.-Final Report Feb 1989 

1 22

Off-Campus/Branch Campus Material 

1 23

State of WA-Higher Ed. Coordinating Board Materials 

1 24

Student/Faculty Development-Advising Materials 

1 25

Articles concerning general education 

1 26

Articles concerning general education 

1 27

Material on the philosophy of a university 

1 28