Faculty Senate Minutes
Acquisition And Processing Information
Records from Washington State University’s Faculty Senate were received at the WSU Libraries’ Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections from Dorene Branson (Principal Assistant, Faculty Senate) on August 27, 2012 and retained as UA2012-04. The collection was processed in August 2012 by University Archivist Mark O'English. Subsequent minutes have been received as accessions UA2012-08, UA2014-01, UA2014-14, UA2015-03, and UA2015-11 and incorporated into this collection; further accessions are expected but will be processed as a new collection.
Number of containers: 7 boxes
Linear feet of shelf space: 7
According to the Washington State University (WSU) Faculty Senate web page (as of August 2012), "The mission of the Faculty Senate is to exercise the legislative powers delegated to it, and to make recommendations to the president and appropriate administrative officials of the University and through the President to the Board of Regents on matters affecting the general welfare of Washington State University and its educational, research, and service activities."
On April 12, 1971 WSU's Board of Regents approved the creation of a University Senate, which included undergraduate and graduate student representation, as well as faculty. The Senate originally arose out of student/faculty conflicts in the turbulent 1960s/1970s, and was intended as a place where faculty and student could cooperatively engage on legislative matters. On June 3, 1983, undergraduates were officially removed from the group, and the University Senate became the Faculty Senate.
The collection solely of the minutes from the meetings of the Washington State University Faculty Senate and its predecessor, the University Senate.
The collection was received in a single chronological series, and that arrangement was retained. The 1971-2000 years were received as bound volumes; subsequent years are individually foldered.
The Faculty Senate maintains, on their own website, pdf copies of the Faculty Senate Minutes, 1995-present. Records of numerous other faculty committees are maintained in the WSU Libraries ' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, notably including Faculty Minutes, 1892-1911 (WSU 77), Faculty Council Records, 1972-1985 (Archives 208), and Faculty Executive Committee Records, 1934-1971 (Archives 27). Records of the Faculty Senate from 2015 forward are being received as individual accessions but are as of yet unprocessed.
This collection is open and available for research use. Copyright may apply.
The suggested citation for the collection is:
Faculty Senate Minutes, 1971-2014 (Archives 323)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Washington State University Libraries