Records UA 002 - Academic Affairs Records

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UA 002


Academic Affairs Records


  • 1902-2019 (Creation)

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35.42 linear feet [34 records boxes, 1 document case]

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Prior to 1960, administration of academic programs and issues at South Dakota State College was left to those departments or areas in need. In 1960, the growing administrative duties were consolidated under the new position of Dean of Academic Affairs. In 1973, this title was changed to Vice President of Academic Affairs. This new title better reflected the position's importance in the university hierarchy. A similar position, Vice President for Administration (formerly known as Assistant to the President), was created at the same time and is responsible for administrative offices and programs within the university. / The Vice President for Academic Affairs answers directly to the president of the university. Deans of all colleges within the university answer directly to the Vice President. These include Arts and Science, Agriculture and Biological Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences, Engineering, Nursing, Pharmacy, General Registration, Education and Counseling, and the Graduate School. The Dean of Libraries also answers to the Vice President of Academic Affairs. / The purpose of this office is to deal with all aspects of academic affairs, including curriculum, faculty development, scholarship requirements, advising, honorary degrees, and dishonesty appeal.

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This collection is composed of administrative files, institutional program reviews, departmental standards, subject files, committee files, curriculum requests, and files dealing with the arrangement of commencement exercises.

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This collection is arranged in series:

  • Administrative
  • Commencement
  • Committees
  • Curriculum Requests
  • Departmental Standards
  • Institutional Program Reviews
  • Subject Files

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This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.
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South Dakota State University supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted as a result of their fragile condition or by contractual agreements with donors.

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UA 2

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