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Augustana College Office of Academic Affairs records
1948-2013

MSS 42
18.3 linear feet (44 boxes)



Creator:

Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.). Office of Academic Affairs

Language:

English

Access:

Portions of the Faculty Employment records series and the Financial records series are restricted for privacy reasons. The rest of the collection is open for research.

Access points:

Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.)--Administration.
Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.)--Faculty.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (U.S.)
Higher Learning Commission.
Faculty Handbook: Augustana College, 2000.

Finding aid prepared by:

Kelsey O'Connell, 2011.
Updated by Julia G. Westblade, 2013.

Repository:

Augustana College Special Collections
Thomas Tredway Library
639 38th Street
Rock Island, Illinois 61201
309-794-7643
specialcollections@augustana.edu




Custodial History
Historical Note
Scope and Content
System of Arrangement
Container List
Related Materials



CUSTODIAL HISTORY

This collection was created in 2010-2011 by combining two existing manuscript collections in Special Collections, MSS 42 Augustana College Office of the Dean/Office of Academic Affairs and MSS 185 Augustana College Academic Affairs. Materials assembled to create Augustana College’s self-study for the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools were also added in 2010. These had originally been stored in Room 210 in the Franklin W. Olin Center for Educational Technology as a “Resource Room” for the NCA reviewers. Some materials were removed by the contributing departments before the assembled collection was released to Special Collections. In 2011, the Self-Study Reports prepared for the NCA from 1964, 1975, and 1985 were separated from MSS 287 Self-Study Report of Augustana records and combined with the North Central Association Accreditation records series in this collection. In 2012, copies of the Faculty Handbook were removed from the section of books waiting to be cataloged and added to the Facult Handbook records series. In 2013, items were added from Jeff Abernathy's tenure as Dean of the college as welll as items separated from Augustana Institutions concerning the Lilly Endowment Foundation.

 

HISTORICAL NOTE

The Office of Academic Affairs and its predecessors, including the Office of the Dean, have overseen the following functions at Augustana College: faculty development, assessments of Augustana College curriculum, accreditation, establishing the Augustana College budget, coordinating the general education curriculum, academic advising, and linking to the faculty governance structure at the College.)

The Office is currently comprised of the Augustana College deans, the director of advising, the registrar, the Director of International Programs, the Director of the Augustana Center for Teaching and Learning, the Directors of Honors/Logos and Foundations, and the Grants Officer in the Sciences.

In 1959, Augustana College was granted an endowment from the Lilly Foundation in order to strengthen religion and values in schools. From 1959-1962, ten professors were chosen each year to write, present, and discuss a research paper on the role of a Christian teacher in his or her department.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The Augustana College Office of Academic Affairs records date from 1948-2013 in 18.3 linear feet (44 boxes). The collection has been arranged in the following series:

The Academic Policies and Programs records, 1948-2008 and undated series includes materials used for drafting and/or revising campus academic policies and programs. These items include various committees’ papers, class and college statistics, survey summaries, program proposals, correspondence regarding future academic plans for the college, and reports on academic programs and campus offices.

The Faculty Employment records, 1995-2013 series contains Faculty Welfare Reports, tenure reviews, information about visiting foreign professors, Esther Rose A. Romarate and Mayamma Joseph, President’s Cabinet Binders, Faculty Newsletters, Faculty Retreats, New Faculty Receptions, grants, and salary information.

The Augustana College Faculty Handbook records, 1964-2000 series contains copies of the faculty handbook from the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, as well as documents used by Augustana faculty to draft the 2000 edition of the Faculty Handbook. Items include samples of other colleges’ and universities’ faculty handbooks, the Task Force committee’s meeting notes regarding revisions of the handbook, correspondence regarding the handbook, and revisions and drafts.

The Financial records, 1998-2005 series includes budget statements, invoices, and correspondence relating to the creation and management of the college budget.

The Augustana College Board of Trustees, 1992-2007 series includes Augustana College Board of Trustees binders from meetings, conferences, and retreats, and governing documents of the college used as references for the college’s constitution and bylaws by the Office of Academic Affairs.

The North Central Association Accreditation records, 1964-2006 series contains the materials compiled for the five Self-Study reports prepared by Augustana College for the NCA reviewers in 1964, 1975, 1985, 1995, and 2006.

The Lilly Faculty Seminar: Faith and Values, 1959-1962 series contains faculty papers discussing the relationship between various disiplines, the liberal arts, and faith.

The Church Relatedness, 1975-1997 series contians articles and studies relating to the relationship of the Lutheran Church and the liberal arts.

 

SYSTEM OF ARRANGEMENT

The materials in the first five series of the collection (those from MSS 42 and MSS 185) arranged by topic, then chronologically within each topic.

Materials from the 2006 NCA review within the North Central Association Accreditation records, 1964-2006 series have been kept in original order – as they were arranged in the “resource Room” for the use of the NCA reviewers.

The materials in the Lilly Endowment Foundation, 1959-1962 series are arranged alphabetically by author's last name.

 

CONTAINER LIST

Box 1

        Academic Policies and Programs records, 1948-2008 and undated

            Reports and Papers of the A.A.U.P. Chapter Committee on Educational Goals of Augustana College, 1948-1964
            The Augustana Project for Calendar and Curriculum Review papers, 1965-1966
            Faculty Opinion on the Aims and Objectives of Augustana College: A Report on Faculty Discussions, 1966
            Report on College Honors Programs, 1966
            Think Force Reports and papers, 1980-2000 and undated
            Integrity in the College Curriculum, 1985 [located in Box 41 at the end of the collection]
            Humanities Festival papers, 1988-1990
            Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center Advisory Committee papers, 1988-1998
            Academic Honors Banquet Programs, 1989-2004
            "General Education Committee 1991-1992" Binder, Part I [located in Box 41 at the end of the collection]
            "General Education Committee 1991-1992" Binder, Part II [located in Box 41 at the end of the collection]

Box 2

            Class Enrollments, 1994-2000

Box 3

            Class Enrollments, 2000-2005

Box 4

            Class Enrollments, 2006
            Proposal for Logos Honors Program, 1995
            Annual Graduate Status Reports, 1997-2002
            Academic and Registration handbook and Master Schedule of Courses, 1997-2003
            Records of Augustana College Student Demography for Research Reports, 1997-2003
            Academic Courses Offered, 1999-2000
            Augustana College General Education Think Forces Final Report, 2000 [located in Box 42 at the end of the collection]
            Academic Calendar Research, 2000-2005 and undated
            E-mail Correspondence regarding Academic Calendar, 2003-2005

Box 5

            Registration Errors and Lists of Students Registered, 2005
            Documents from Dean’s Trip to 33rd Annual National Institute for Chief Academic Officers Conference, 2005
            Heartland Arts, 2005-2006 [located in Box 42 at the end of the collection]
            Report on International Education Programs, 2006
            "Parsing the First Year of College Project," 2006 [located in Box 42 at the end of the collection]
            Proceedings from the Celebration of Learning, 2006 [located in Box 42 at the end of the collection]
            Changes to the Master Schedule of Courses, 2006-2007
            Grant Proposal to Teagle Foundation on Senior Capstone Experiences, 2008
            Burak Dolar Correspondence, 2008 [located in Box 42 at the end of the collection]
            “The Uses and Purposes of University: Paradigm Shifts and Symmetry,” undated
            Student Survey Responses on Major Programs, undated

        Faculty Employment records, 1975-2013

            "New Faculty Recption" I, 1975-2001 [located in Box 40 at the end of the collection] Access restricted
            "New Faculty Recption" II, 1975-2001 [located in Box 40 at the end of the collection] Access restricted
            Faculty Welfare Committee Annual Report, 1995-1996 Access restricted
            Faculty Welfare, 1998-2003 (3 folders) [located in Box 40 at the end of the collection] Access restricted
            Faculty Welfare, 1987-2002 (3 folders) [located in Box 40 at the end of the collection] Access restricted
            Faculty Welfare, 1998-2003 [located in Box 41 at the end of the collection] Access restricted
            Summary of Results from Teaching and Learning Survey, 1999-2000
            American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Report on Faculty Salaries, 2000

Box 6

            Binder on Esther Rose A. Romarate and Mayamma Joseph, foreign visiting professors, 2002-2003
            List of Graduates Teaching at Colleges and Universities, 2004
            HHMI Grant, 2002-2008 [located in Box 41 at the end of the collection]
            Phase 1 Research Programs, 2007 [located in Box 41 at the end of the colleciton]
            External Grant Initiative Faculty Applications, 2007-2008 [located in Box 41 at the end of the collection]
            IBHE Recipiants of Illinois Cooperative Work Study Program Grants, 2007-2008 [located in Box 41 at the end of the collection]
            New Faculty Research Proposals, 2008 [located in Box 41 at the end of the collection] Access restricted
            IBHE Emerging Professionals, 2008-2009 [located in Box 41 at the end of the collection]
            Grant Correspondence, notes, 2008-2009 [located in Box 41 at the end of the collection]
            President’s Cabinet Binder No. 1, 2004-2005

Box 7

            President’s Cabinet Binder No. 2, 2005-2006
            President’s Cabinet Binder No. 3, 2005-2006
            President’s Cabinet Binder No. 4, 2006-2007 (part 1 of 6)

Box 8

            President’s Cabinet Binder No. 4, 2006-2007 (parts 2-6 of 6)
            Faculty Newsletters, 1966-1969

Box 9

            Faculty Newsletters, 1976- May 2008

Box 10

            Faculty Newsletters, August 2008 – September 2010

Box 11

            Faculty Newsletters, October 2010 – December 2013

Box 39

            Faculty Newsletters, January 2013 -

Box 37

        Augustana College Faculty Handbook records, 1985-2000

            Faculty handbooks, 1964/1965-1977/1978

Box 38

            Faculty handbooks, 1978/1979-1999/2000

Box 12

            St. Olaf College Faculty Manual, 1985-1991
            Bethany College Faculty Handbook, 1986
            Earlharm College Faculty Handbook, 1990
            Luther College Faculty Handbook, 1992
            Capital University Faculty/Administrative Handbook, 1994
            Master Working Draft of Augustana College Faculty Handbook, 1997
            Copy of April 1997 Draft with Notes, 1997
            Agnes Scott College Faculty Handbook, 1997-1998
            Faculty Handbook Revisions, 1997-1998

Box 13

            Copy of October 1998 Draft to Faculty for Review, 1998
            Coe College Faculty Handbook, 1999
            Handbook Committee’s Conversations and Notes on Draft, 1999
            Copy of November 1999 Draft to Faculty for Review, 1999
            Handbook Task Force Correspondence and Notes on Revisions, 1999-2000
            Handbook Task Force Correspondence and Notes on Proposals of Change to the Draft, 1999-2000

Box 14

        Financial records, 1998-2005

            Correspondence and Invoices regarding Beling Property, 2002-2005
            Budget Statements, 2005
            Miscellaneous notes and correspondence regarding budgets for departments and faculty salaries, 1998-2001

Box 15

        Augustana College Board of Trustees, 1992-2007

            Governing Documents of Augustana College, 1992
            Augustana College Board of Trustees Meeting Binders (4), 1998-2001

Box 16

            Augustana College Board of Trustees Meeting Binder, 2001
            Augustana College Board of Trustees Mid-Year Meeting Binder, 2002
            Augustana College Board of Trustees Meeting Binders (5), 2002-2003

Box 17

            Augustana College Board of Trustees Meeting Binder, 2003
            Augustana College Board of Trustees Mid-Year Conference Meeting Binder, 2004
            Augustana College Board Retreat Binder, 2007

        North Central Association Accreditation records, 1964-2006

            1964 North Central Association Accreditation records, 1964

                Self-Study of Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois in preparation for The Review Examination by The North Central Association, 1964

                Report of a review visit to Augustana College, May 3-5, 1964

            1968 North Central Association Accreditation records, 1968

                Report of a visit to Augustana College, April 24-26, 1968

            1975 North Central Association Accreditation records, 1975-1976

                Institutional Self-Study Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois prepared for North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, 1975
                Draft of Augustana College Team Report, 1976

            1985 North Central Association Accreditation records, 1985

                Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois Institutional Self-Study Report prepared for North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 1985

Box 19

            1995 NCA Accreditation records, 1995

                Institutional Self-Study Report Prepared for the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 1995

            2006 NCA Accreditation records, 1971-2006 and undated

                Index to Resource Room, undated is a record of the accreditation materials kept in Olin 210 for the use of the NCA reviewers.

                    Original Index to Resource Room (Olin 210) General Overview, undated

                Academic Offices’ and Departments’ records for Self-Study Reports, 1994-2006 (bulk 2004) contains individual folders, arranged alphabetically, containing self-study reports prepared by the academic offices and departments of Augustana College for the NCA reviewers.

                    Academic Departments and Programs, Chairs Program Coordinators
                    Academic Departments and Programs, Student Support Senior Inquiry
                    Department Folders, Accounting – Geography, 1994-2004

Box 20

                Augustana Music, 2005 and undated

                    Music at Augustana: A Sampler (compact disc)
                    Faculty Recital, Wallenberg Hall, 25 January 2005 (compact disc)
                    Augustana Symphony Orchestra, Centennial Hall, 29 January 2005 (compact disc)
                    “Just Play” The Grismore/Scea Group (compact disc)
                    The Historical Harpsichord, Bach by Tom Robbin Harris (compact disc)

                Faculty Course Syllabi, 2003-2006

                    Faculty Course Syllabi, 2003-2006 (compact disc)

Box 21

                Academic Offices’ and Departments’ records for Self-Study Reports, 1994-2006 (bulk 2004) (cont’d)

                    Department Folders, Geology – Women and Gender Studies, 1994-2006
                    Administrative Departments, Admissions – Human Resources, 2002-2006

Box 22

                    Administrative Departments, Information Technology – Student Services, 2002-2006
                    Self-Study Newsletters, 2006

                Institutional Level Documents, 1971-2006 (bulk 1994-2006) includes miscellaneous materials from boxes prepared for the NCA reviewers, which served to inform the NCA reviewers about college life and operations.

                    Foundational Documents Box, 1995-2005
                    The Augustana Faculty Handbook Binder, 2005 (part 1 of 2)

Box 23

                    The Augustana Faculty Handbook Binder, 2005 (part 2 of 3)
                    Catalogues and Handbooks Box, 2003-2006
                    Office of Institutional Research Data Box, 1971-2005 (parts 1-2 of 8)

Box 24

                    Office of Institutional Research Data Box, 1971-2005 (parts 3-8 of 8)
                    Financial Aid/NCA Reference Manual Binder, 2004-2005
                    Grants Submitted Binder, 2005

Box 25

                    Budgets Information and Financial Reports Box, 2001-2005
                    Admissions Office/Registrar Binder, 2004-2005
                    Self Study and Accreditation Documents Binder, 1996

                Assessment of General Education and Administrative Units records, 1995-2006 contains fourteen binders arranged by various Augustana College centers and offices for the self study report pertaining to the assessment of general education.

                    A History of Assessment at Augustana Binder and AGES Think Force Reports, 1995-2004
                    AGES/General Education Program Advising Binder, 2005-2006

Box 26

                    Augustana General Education Studies, First Year Readers, 2004-2006
                    Reading/Writing Center Binder
                    Foreign Study Programs/International Education Binder, 1985-2005 (bulk 2003-2005)
                    Dean of Students Binder No. 1 (parts 1-2 of 3)

Box 27

                    Dean of Students Binder No. 1 (part 3 of 3)
                    Dean of Students Binder No. 2
                    Office of Student Activities Binder No. 1, 2003-2005
                    Office of Student Activities Binder No. 2, 2002-2005
                    Residential Life Binder, 2004

Box 28

                    Augustana Career Center Binder, 1994-2004
                    Augustana Counseling Services Binder
                    Harassment Policies, Procedures, and Training Binder, 2002-2005
                    Facilities Services Binder, 1999-2004
                    Augustana Staff Survey Binder, 2006

                Augustana College Departments and Programs’ records, 1985-2005 includes bulk materials (e.g. binders) assembled by some of the Augustana College academic departments that were used to draft the self-study reports and give glimpses of the academic integrity of the departments.

                    Business Administration Department Binder, 1996-2005

Box 29

                    Communication Sciences and Disorders Box
                    Education Department Binder No. 1
                    Education Department Binder No. 2

Box 30

                    Education Department Binder No. 3
                    Teacher Candidate Portfolio Binder, Adrienne Daugherty-English/Language Arts
                    Teacher Candidate Portfolio Binders, Shannon Ratcliff-Mathematics and Brad Wendall-History
                    Teacher Candidate Portfolio Binder, Bonnie Wheaton-Art

Box 31

                    Geography Department Box, 1999-2004
                    Sociology, Anthropology and Social Welfare Capstone Projects Binder, 2003-2004
                    Studio Art Faculty Accomplishments Box, 1985-2004 (part 1 of 3)

Box 32

                    Studio Art Faculty Accomplishments Box, 1985-2004 (parts 2-3 of 3)

                Augustana College Centers and Organizations’ records, 1997-2006 includes bulk materials (e.g. binders/folders) assembled by some of the Augustana College campus entities that were used to draft the self-study reports and give glimpses of the responsibilities of various centers.

                    Center for Vocational Reflection/Service Learning Box, 2005-2006
                    Center for Communicative Disorders Box

Box 33

                    Freistadt Center for World Peace Folder
                    Augustana Art Museum Box, 1997-2005

Box 34

                    The Observer and Saga Magazine Box, 1999-2006
                    Augustana Promotional Materials Box
                    Alumni/Augustana Fundraising Campaigns Box, 1997-2005 (parts 1-2 of 4)

Box 35

                    Alumni/Augustana Fundraising Campaigns Box, 1997-2005 (parts 3-4 of 4)

                Higher Learning Commission records, 2002-2005 contains materials published by the HLC for Augustana College Office of Academic Affairs to refer to while drafting the Self-Study Report.

                    Quad City Chamber of Commerce/Higher Education Needs Binder, 2003
                    Higher Learning Commission Handbook of Accreditation, 2003
                    Higher Learning Comission [sic] Guides Box, 2003-2005 (parts 1-3 of 5)

Box 36

                    Higher Learning Comission [sic] Guides Box, 2003-2005 (parts 4-5 of 5)

Box 37

        Augustana College Faculty Handbook records, 1985-2000

            Faculty handbooks, 1964/1965-1977/1978

Box 38

        Augustana College Faculty Handbook records, 1985-2000

            Faculty handbooks, 1978/1979-1999/2000

Box 39

         Faculty Employment Records, 1975-2013

            Faculty Newsletters, January 2013 -

Box 40

            "New Faculty Reception" I, 1975-2001
            "New Faculty Reception" II, 1975-2001
            Faculty Welfare, 1998-2003 (3 folders) Access restricted
            Faculty Welfare, 1987-2002 (3 folders) Access restrcited

Box 41

            Faculty Welfare, 2000-2003 Access restricted
            Faculty Retreat, 2002
            HHMI Grant, 2002-2008
            Phase 1 Research Programs, 2007
            External Grant Initiative Faculty Applications, 2007-2008
            IBHE Recipients of Illinois Cooperative Work Study Program Grants, 2007-2008
            New Faculty Research Proposals, 2008 Access restricted
            IBHE Emerging Professionals, 2008-2009
            Grant Correspondence, notes, 2008-2009

         Academic Policies and Programs records, 1948-2008 and undated

            Integrity in the College Curriculum, 1985
            "General Education Committee 1991-1992" Binder, Part I
            "General Education Committee 1991-1992" Binder, Part II

Box 42

            Augustana College General Education Think Forces Final Report, 2000
            Heartland Arts, 2005-2006
            "Parsing the First Year of College Project," 2006
            Proceedings from the Celebration of Learning, 2006
            Burak Dolar Correspondence, 2008

         Church Relatedness, 1975-1997

            Faculty Essays
            'Faith and Reason in Higher Education: Vision and Tradition for the University,' 1983
            LCA College Church Relationship Study, 1975
            'Occasional papers on the Christian Faith and Liberal Arts,' 1985-1987
            'Toward the Restoration of the Liberal Arts Curriculum,' 1979
            'A Handbook on Values Development and the Lutheran Church-Related College,' 1988
            Lutheran Identity, 1988-1997

Box 43

         North Central Association Accreditation records, 1964-2006

            Teacher Education: A report prepared for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, January 1, 1965
            Teacher Education: A report prepared for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, January 1, 1965
            Teacher Education: A report prepared for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, January 1, 1975
            Teacher Education: A fifth-year report prepared for the Illinois Office of Education, July, 1, 1976
            Letter about NCATE process, 1984
            Teacher Education: A report prepared for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, January 1, 1984
            Addenda to Teacher Education: A report prepared for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, January, 1984
            NCATE Evaluation Team Report, March 19-21, 1984
            Teacher Education: Fifth-year report prepared for the Illinois State Board of Education, May 1987


Box 44

         Lilly Faculty Seminar: Faith and Values, 1959-1962

            Miscellaneous
            Anderson, R., Geology, 1960-1961
            Arbaugh, G., Philosphy, 1961-1962
            Barnes, R., Education, 1959-1960
            Beckman, D., Religion, 1961-1962
            Bernsten, R., Chemistry, 1959-1960
            Brissman, L., Physical Education, 1961-1962
            Brodahl, B., History, 1959-1960
            Bruhn, M., Economics, 1961-1962
            Dowie, J.I., History, 1960-1961
            Ekblad, J., Biology, 1961-1962
            Erickson, E., Science, 1960-1961
            Erickson, S., Political Science, 1961-1962
            Hasselmo, N., Language, 1961-1962
            Jesson, R., Music, 1959-1960
            Johnson, H., Greek, 1961-1962
            Karlstrom, E., Biology, 1959-1960
            Levander, T., Speech, 1960-1961
            Lundeen, V., Activites, 1960-1961
            Lundholm, B., Music, 1960-1961
            Merril, E., Art, 1960-1961
            Meyer, C., Speech, 1959-1960
            Naeseth, H., Literature, 1959-1960
            Nelcon, H., Mathematics and Astronomy, 1961-1962
            Parkander, D., Humanities, 1960-1961
            Rapson, I., 1959-1960
            Schoenbohm, G., Language, 1959-1960
            Sirevaag, J., Language, 1960-1961
            Tornquist, D., Drama, 1961-1962
            Ward, W., Sociology, 1960-1961

 

RELATED MATERIALS

MSS 43 Augustana College Office of Public Relations
Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.). Institutional Snapshot: Institutional Data in Support of a Continuing Accreditation Visit by the Higher Learning Commission, March 12-15, 2006.
Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.). Tradition and Support: A Self Study Conducted in Support of a Continuing Accreditation Visit by the Higher Learning Commission, March 12-15, 2006.


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