South Dakota State University. Faculty Association

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South Dakota State University. Faculty Association

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  • South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. Faculty Association

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The Faculty Association papers represent the initial founding of the South Dakota State College [SDSC] The Faculty Association in 1946 and its evolution through the years. The stated purpose of the Faculty Association was to perfect some administrative measure that would insure unity and cooperation between the faculty, administration and Regents. According to the first constitution, this included a way to provide procedures for carrying out duties and responsibilities of the faculty, and as a way for faculty to cooperate and to elect representatives. Membership in this organization included all faculty members with the rank of instructor or above. / The Faculty Association was never a decision-making body. Rather, its role was to provide an outlet for questions related to general faculty welfare. The association did elect up to 5 representatives to the President's Administrative Council, which was the governing council of administrators and did act as a policy making body. / By the late 1960's, the role of the Faculty Association changed slightly. When the faculty voted to create an Academic Senate, the Faculty Association was phased out slowly, to allow for transition. In 1970, after the faculty voted to create an Academic Senate, the Faculty Association continued to meet for continuity's sake. After 1972, they ceased to function at all.

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