Faculty Executive Committee Records 1934-1971
Archives 27

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Faculty Executive Committee Records
ID
Archives 27
Date [inclusive]
1934-1971
General Physical Description note
approximate 30000 items  7.5 linear feet  15 containers
Abstract
The records of the Faculty Executive Committee consist of minutes, correspondence, reports, memoranda, clippings, working drafts and notes, and financial and other records used by the committee in its efforts on campus.

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Organizational History:

The Washington State University Faculty Executive Committee (FEC), under the name Executive Committee of the Faculty of the State College of Washington, was first organized in January 1934. From this beginning two long-standing concerns of the committee were evident: academic tenure and faculty salaries. Other matters of concern to the faculty were also quickly brought before the committee.

Because of what were termed "practical difficulties" encountered by the committee, it nearly ceased operations during 1936 and 1937. In late 1937 the committee proposed its own dissolution and the establishment of a Faculty Advisory Committee. By vote of the faculty this was done and the Faculty Advisory Committee was established in October, 1937. The change in name was meant to be a change in function.

In 1945, as a result of the reorganizations proposed by the Committee of Forty, the Faculty Executive Committee was re-established and took over the functions of the Faculty Advisory Committee. Recent accounts of the history of the committee refer to the 1945 body as the "first" establishment of the committee. In each case the records of the preceding body were transferred to its successor.

In the fall of 1971, with the establishment of the University Senate and the subsequent reorganization of the committee structure, the FEC was again dissolved. Its functions were divided between the Faculty Affairs Committee of the University Senate (which did not begin operations until the following spring) and the faculty-elected Faculty Status Committee. This split assigned personnel arbitration, a major function of the FEC, to the Faculty Status Committee. Other matters, formerly the responsibility of the FEC, were turned over to the Senate's Faculty Affairs Committee. These included policy recommendations on appointments, promotion, tenure, leave of absence, standards of performance, professional ethics, faculty rights and responsibilities, academic freedom and faculty compensation. All of these were given on-going consideration as revisions were proposed to the Faculty Manual. Between the demise of the FEC and the establishment of the Faculty Affairs Committee these matters were also handled by the Faculty Status Committee.

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Scope and Contents note

The records of the Faculty Executive Committee consist of minutes, correspondence, reports, memoranda, clippings, working drafts and notes, and financial and other records used by the committee in its efforts on campus. While the material has been separated into five distinct series they are not mutually exclusive, That is to say, some correspondence exists in the Minutes files and, conversely, copies of the minutes occur in both the correspondence and subject files.

The completed survey questionnaires of the last series have been retained because of the many illuminating comments by members of the faculty on the educational process, an expression of a wide sample of the faculty.

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Arrangement note

The records of the Faculty Executive Committee are arranged in five series: Minutes, Correspondence, Confidential Personnel Case Files, Subject Files, and Surveys.

The Minutes are arranged in chronological order in thirty-eight folders. There is some duplication because the nature of the committee, and especially its rotation of officers, did not encourage a central "official" file of committee records, although it is apparent that certain officers did attempt this at different times. For the early years, and for some of the later years as well, the "Minutes" file was considered the file of records and all correspondence and reports were added to it. In some years the correspondence and reports were so extensive that they were relegated to separate files in other series. Basically, however, the "Minutes" series is the main record of the committee's activities; the other series merely supplement it.

The Correspondence series is, because of this, less complete than it might be if all of the correspondence, reports and memoranda were removed from the Minutes series. It too is arranged chronologically.

Following the Correspondence series is the Confidential Personnel Case File series. This series is restricted as it deals with individual personnel matters rather than generalized policy statements, and as such is not available for perusal. Few of the personnel matters brought before the committee have produced any extensive documentation. The major cases have been separated into this series. These are arranged chronologically and alphabetically within each year.

The Subject File series contains an assortment of copies of minutes, correspondence, memoranda, working notes, drafts and other papers on a variety of subjects of interest to the committee. Many of these papers have been separately filed only for convenience. The more recent files also illustrate a common problem of duplication wherein several members of the committee have, through the process of becoming the recording officer, added their one file of miscellaneous material to the common pool. This is the case with several individual folders. Where possible the compiler of the individual file has been identified. These files are arranged by year, or earliest year in the case of several years coverage, and alphabetically within each time period. Again, subject gaps in these files can often be filled through reference to the Minutes and Correspondence series. The final series consists of the completed questionnaires of two surveys of the faculty on the question of faculty evaluation. The arrangement of these folders is by internal categorization for purposes of summarizing the results of the survey.

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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

The records of the Faculty Executive Committee were deposited in the Washington State University Library in three installments, in the 1950s, the 1960s, and the final installment in January 1975.

Processing Information note

The records were arranged and described by Terry Abraham in January 1975.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Universities and colleges--Washington (State)--Faculty
  • Washington State University. Faculty Advisory Committee.
  • Washington State University. Faculty Executive Committee--Archives
  • Washington State University. Faculty Executive Committee--Records and correspondence

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

 1 Minutes 

Box Folder

 1934-1945 

1 1

 1945-1946 

1 2

 1946-1947 

1 3

 1946-1948 

1 4

 1948-1949 

1 5

 1949-1950 

1 6

 1950-1951 

2 7

(old minutes) 1950-1951 

2 8

(Part I) 1951-1952 

2 9

(Part II) 1951-1952 

2 10

 1952 

2 11

 1952-1953 

2 12

 1953 

2 13

 1953-1954 

2 14

1953-1954 (2nd Semester only) 

2 15

 1954-1955 

2 16

 1954-1955 

2 17

 1955-1956 

2 18

 1955-1957 

2 19

 1956-1957 

2 20

 1957-1958 

2 21

 1958-1959 

2 22

 1958-1959 

3 23

 1959-1960 

3 24

 1959-1960 

3 25

 1960-1961 

3 26

 1961-1962 

3 27

 1962-1963 

3 28

 1963-1964 

3 29

 1964-1965 

3 30-31

 1965-1966 

3 32

 1966-1967 

3 33-34

 1967-1968 

3 35

 1968-1969 

3 36

 1969-1970 

3 37

 1970-1971 

3 38

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 2 Correspondence 

Box Folder

 1935-1936 

4 39

 1942-1946 

4 40

 1945-1955 

4 41

 1946-1948 

4 42

 1950-1951 

4 43

(General) 1953-1954 

4 44

(President) 1953-1954 

4 45

(Chairman) 1953-1954 

4 46

 1957-1958 

4 47

 1957-1958 

5 48

 1958-1959 

5 49

 1959-1960 

5 50

 1959-1960 

5 51

 1960-1961 

5 52

 1962-1963 

5 53

 1963-1964 

5 54

 1964-1965 

6 55

 1965-1966 

6 56

 1966-1967 

6 57

 1967-1968 

6 58

 1968-1969 

6 59

 1968-1970 

7 60

 1969-1970 

7 61

 1970-1971 

7 62-63

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 3 Confidential Personnel Case Files 

Conditions Governing Access note

The files in this series are closed for legal reasons, and cannot be viewed without proper permissions.

Box Folder

Fried 1953 

8 64

Wendt 1953 

8 65

Linder 1960-1961 

8 66

Gordon 1963 

8 67

Dickson 1969-1970 

8 68

Dickson 1969-1970 

8 69

Hill 1969-1970 

8 70

Morgan 1969-1970 

8 71

Morgan 1969-1970 

8 72

Choi 1970 

8 73

Kaguras 1970 

8 74

Weber 1970 

8 75

"My Story" ca. 1960? 

8 76

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 4 Subject Files 

 1934 

Box Folder

Constitution of the Faculty, [1934] 

9 77

Salaries, Living Costs 1934 

9 78

 1950 

Box Folder

Pre-Registration 1950 

9 79

President's Office 1950-1953 

9 80

Quarter System 1950 

9 81

Sabbatical 1950-1958 

9 82

Salaries 1950-1955 

9 83

Student Activities 1950-1951 

9 84

Summer School 1950-1953 

9 85

 1951 

Box Folder

Agenda 1951-1956 

9 886

Committee on Committees 1951-1955 

9 87

Committee on International Education 1951 

9 88

Cost Study 1951 

9 89

CUB, Compton Union 1951-1952 

9 90

Dean of Faculty 1951-1952 

9 91

Duplicating and Mailing 1951 

9 92

Elections 1951-1957 

9 93

Faculty Evaluation 1951-1955 

9 94

Faculty Manual 1951-1954 

9 95

Faculty Work Reports 1951 

9 96

Fund Raising, Solicitations 1951 

9 97

Graduate Faculty Organization 1951-1952 

9 98

Housing 1951-1954 

9 99

Presidential Selection 1951-1952 

9 100

Regents 1951-1952 

10 101

Special Professorship 1951-1952 

10 102

Student Health 1951 

10 103

Tenure 1951-1953 

10 104

 1952 

Box Folder

Administrative Appointments: Procedure 1952 

10 105

Academic Freedom, Loyalty Oath 1952-1953 

10 106

Division Chairmanships 1952-1953 

10 107

Faculty Term of Service (9.5-11), Contract Employment, Outside Funds 1952-1953 

10 108

Retirement 1952-1953 

10 109

Staff Bulletin 1952 

10 110

Traffic 1952-1953 

10 111

X-Ray Fee 1952 

10 112

 1953 

Box Folder

Board of Regents 1953-1954 

10 113

Faculty Manual: Attribute No. 6 for Selection 1953-1954 

10 114

Financing 1953 

10 115

 1954 

Box Folder

Budget 1954 

10 116

FEC, Business 1954-1956 

10 117

Faculty Manual: Special Revisions 1954-1955 

10 118

The Future Program of WSC - related to enrollment growth, I954 

10 119

Health Insurance 1954 

10 120

 1955 

Box Folder

Evaluation of Deans 1955 

10 121

Patent Policy 1955 

10 122

 1956 

Box Folder

Regents 1956 

10 123

 1957 

Box Folder

Productivity 1957-1958 

10 124

 1958 

Box Folder

Contributions 1958 

10 125

 1962 

Box Folder

Miscellaneous material prior to 1962 

10 126

Faculty Manual: proposed changes 1962-1965 

10 127

 1963 

Box Folder

Sabbaticals 1963-1965 

10 128

 1964 

Box Folder

Regents 1964-1968 

11 129

Sabbatical and Study Leaves 1964-1968 

11 130

 1966 

Box Folder

Committee on Committee Nominations 1966-1970 

11 131

Tenure and Annual Review Subcommittee 1966-1967 

11 132

 1967 

Box Folder

Bill of Rights 1967-1969 

11 133

Retirement-Insurance 1967-1970 

11 134

 1968 

Box Folder

Elections 1968-1970 

11 135

Faculty Manual 1968-1970 

11 136

Miscellaneous Business 1968-1969 

11 137

Termination 1968-1970 

11 138

 1969 

Box Folder

Faculty Manual: Pending 1969-1970 

12 139

Miscellaneous 1969-1970 

12 140

Wirth FEC File 1969-1970 

12 141

 1970 

Box Folder

Bennett FEC File 1970 

12 142

Campus Unrest 1970-1971 

12 143

Miscellaneous 1970 

13 144

Pending Recommendations 1970 

13 145

Racism Workshop 1970 

13 146

Riot Folder 1970 

13 147

Rules and Regulations 1970 

13 148

Wirth FEC File 1970 

13 149

 1971 

Box Folder

Termination 1971 

13 150

Historical Roster of Members and also those who also ran 1971 

13 151

 5 Faculty Evaluation Survey 

Box Folder

Preliminary survey questionnaires 1951 

14 151

Completed survey questionnaires 1951 

14 152-155

Completed Survey questionnaires, ca. 1953 

15 156-161

Later Additions 

Box

M. Wirth's FSC Files 1969-1972 

16

FSC Roster 1971-1972 

16

FEC Minutes 1969 

16

Board of Regents Minutes 1969-1970 

16

Terminations Subcommittee 1969 

16

FSC Meeting Minutes July 1971 

16

Memos 1971-1972 

16

Chas. McNeill's FEC Papers 

Box

 1959-1960 

16

 1960-1961 

16

 1961-1962 

16

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