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Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Self study records: 1963-1964

Series II: Self study records: 1973-1974

Series III: Self study records: 1984-1985

Series IV: Self study records: 1991-1995

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice University Self-Study records, 1963-1995 UA 023



creator Rice University.
Title: Rice University Self-Study records
Dates: 1963-1995
Abstract: Since 1963, Rice has conducted a self study every 10 years as part of an accreditation process. The university takes an intensive look at itself and examines all aspect of university life and activity, including faculty, staff, students and infrastructure. The collections includes 12.5 cubic feet of documents and related corporate materials for self studies from 1963 to 1995. The record includes meeting minutes, reports, surveys, correspondence, computer generated reports and published materials.
Identification: UA 023
Quantity: 12.5 cubic ft. (24 boxes)
Language:
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Historical Note

Rice University's first class started in 1912. Since that time the university has been dedicated to excellence in undergraduate and graduate student education and in research. As part of the accreditation process Rice began conducting self studies in the 1960s. This intense look inward occurs every 10 years and examines all aspect of university life and activity, including faculty, staff, students and infrastructure.

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Scope and Contents

Rice University in Houston, Texas conducts a self study about every 10 years as part of an accreditation process. The university takes an intensive look at its self and examines all aspect of Rice university life and activity, including faculty, staff, students and infrastructure. This collection contains the documents, correspondence and corporate materials related to the self studies. The collections includes 12 cubic feet of documents (24 boxes) and related corporate materials for Rice self studies from 1963 to 1995.

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Organization

Organized into four series:
  • Self study records: 1963-1964
  • Self study records: 1973-1974
  • Self study records: 1984-1985
  • Self study records: 1991-1995

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the the Self-Study records must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Rice University.

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

Materials were transfered from the Rice administration directly to the Woodson Reserach Center.

Preferred Citation

The Rice University Self-Study records, UA 023, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

Collection acquired from Rice University administration.

Processing Information

The Woodson accessioned the self-study records in roughly ten-year intervals following the cycle of self-studies. The materials were arranged in logical series based on that ten-year cycle.

Accruals

The Woodson expects to acquire future additions to this collection following the pattern of the 10-year self-study cycle.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Self study records: 1963-1964

General note
Some of the material in this series is dated as late as 1967, but the bulk of the items fall within the series range of 1963 to 1964.
Box Folder
1 1 Ten-year projection; 1963-1964
2 Miscellaneous; 1963-1964
3 SACs Visiting Committee Report; 1965
4 President K.S. Pitzer's preliminary draft of summary of ten year acedemic plan for Rice; folder 1 of 2; May 1964
5 President K.S. Pitzer's preliminary draft of summary of ten year acedemic plan for Rice; folder 2 of 2; May 1964
6 Follow-up report; 1966-1967

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Series II: Self study records: 1973-1974

General note
Some of the material in this series is dated as early as 1964 or as late as 1983, but the bulk of the items fall within the series range of 1973 to 1974.
Box Folder
1 7 Advisory panel Meetings 1973
8 Community Leaders Survey circa 1973
General note
Includes lists of labor union, church, legislature, alumni contacts.
Box Folder
2 1 Minutes and Miscelaneous; folder 1 of 3; 1964-1974
2 Minutes and Miscelaneous; folder 2 of 3; 1964-1974
3 Minutes and Miscelaneous; folder 3 of 3; 1964-1974
4 SACS, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Dr. Gordon Sweet 1971-1972, undated
5 Seminar/Discussion Meetings; 1973-1974
6 Academic Affairs Committee; 1972-1973
Box Folder
3 1 AAC Minutes; 1972-1973
2 ACT Questions; circa 1973-1974
3 ACT, Institutional Self-study Service (ISS), research design, student survey forms; circa 1973-1974
4 Attitudinal Survey Reports; 1973-1974
5 Final Attitudinal Questionnaire; circa 1973
6 Exxon Education Foundation; 1972-1973, undated
7 Preliminary Questionnaires; 1973, undated
8 Requests from Other Schools for Copies of Their SS Reports; 1972-1973
9 Source Lists; folder 1 of 2; 1973, undated
10 Source Lists; folder 2 of 2; 1973, undated
Box Folder
4 1 Self Study Questionaires 1973
2 Accounting Office; 1965-1973
3 Admissions Office; 1966-1973
4 Athletics; 1973-1983
General note
This folder contains a 1976 draft of a document in which an unnamed committee makes recommendations regarding full compliance with Title IX for women, the athletic budget, and the recruitment of "Blacks" for Rice athletics. The document also contains a handwritten note dated 1983 referring to the committee's actions.
5 Board of Governors; 1973
6 Business Office; 1973
7 Colleges; 1973
8 Committee on Public Lectures; 1973, undated
9 Committee on Undergraduate Teaching; 1973, undated
10 Dean of Advanced Study and Research; 1973
11 Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences; 1973
12 Dean of Science and Engineering; 1973
13 Dean of Students; 1973
14 Dean of Undergraduate Affairs; 1967-1973
15 Financial Aid Office; 1973
16 Graduate Council; 1973
17 Honor Council 1973
18 Information Services; 1973
19 ICSA (Institute for Computer Services and Applications); 1973
Box Folder
5 1 Library; 1973
2 President's Office 1973
3 Psychiatric Services; 1973
4 Publications; 1973
5 ROTC Committee; 1973
6 Rice Memorial Chapel 1973
7 Student Association and Graduate Student Association; 1973
8 Student Health Committee; 1973
9 Systems Program; 1966-1974, undated
10 University Council; 1973
11 Preliminary Outline; 1973
Box Folder
6 1 Final Form of Report; circa 1973-1974
2 Distribution of Reports; 1973-1974, undated
3 Non-academic Affairs Committee; 1973-1974, undated
4 NAAC Minutes; 1973-1974, undated
5 NAAC Questionnaires to Offices, etc.; 1973
6 NAAC Questionnaires to Staff Members; folder 1 of 2; 1973, undated
7 NAAC Questionnaires to Staff Members; folder 2 of 2; 1973, undated
Box Folder
7 1 NAAC Preliminary Findings; circa 1973
2 Anthropology; 1967-1973, undated
3 Architecture; folder 1 of 2; circa 1973
4 Architecture; folder 2 of 2; circa 1973
5 Behavioral Sciences; circa 1973
6 Biochemistry; 1970-1973
7 Biology; 1973
8 Chemical Engineering 1972-1973
Box Folder
8 1 Chemistry; 1972-1974
2 Civil Engineering; 1973
3 Economics and Accounting 1972-1973
4 Education; 1973
5 Electrical Engineering; 1972-19703
6 English; 1972-1973
7 Environmental Science and Engineering; circa 1973
8 Fine Arts; 1971-1973
Box Folder
9 1 French and Italian; circa 1973
2 Geology; 1973
3 German and Russian; 1972-1973
4 Health and Physical Education; 1973
5 History; 1972-1973
6 Linguistics; circa 1973
7 Managerial Studies; 1973
8 Mathematical Sciences; 1973
9 Mathematics circa 1973
10 Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Materials Science; circa 1973
Box Folder
10 1 Music; circa 1973
2 Philosophy; 1973
3 Physics; circa 1973-1974
4 Political Science; circa 1973
5 Psychology; 1972-1973
6 Religious Studies; 1973
Box Folder
11 1 Sociology; 1973
2 Space Science; folder 1 of 2; circa 1973
3 Space Science; folder 2 of 2; circa 1973
4 Spanish, Portuguese, Classics; circa 1973
5 1a. Accounting; 1973
6 1b . Budgeting; 1973
7 1d. Store rooms; 1973
8 1e. Shops; 1973
9 2a.b.d. Business Office; 1973
10 2c. Affirmative Action Committee; 1973
11 3a. President's Office; 1973
12 3b. Provost's Office; 1973
13 3c. Board of Governors; 1973
14 3d. Faculty Council; 1973
15 3e. Humanities and Social Science Research Council; 1973
16 3f. Dean of Advanced Studies; 1973
17 Science and Engineering Research Council; 1973
18 Chapter 4 NAAC - Draft Student Affairs; 1973
19 4a. Dean of Students Office; 1973
20 4b. Student Health Committee; 1973
21 4c. Placement Office; 1973
22 4d. Security and Safety; 1973
23 4e. Student Association; 1973
24 4e. Graduate Student Association; 1973
25 4e. Rice Players; 1973
26 4e. Marching Owl Band; 1973
Box Folder
12 1 4e. KTRU; 1973
2 4e. Thresher; 1973
Folder Box
12 3 4e. Campanile; 1973
Box Folder
12 4 4e. Honor Council; 1973
5 4e. Program Council; 1973
6 4f. Campus Safety Committee; 1973
7 4g. Student Health Service; 1973
8 4h. Religious Activities; 1973
9 5a. Food Services; 1973
10 Baker; 1973
11 Brown; 1973
12 Hanszen; 1973
13 Jones; 1973
14 Lovett; 1973
15 Will Rice; 1973
16 Sid Richardson; 1973
17 Weiss; 1973
18 5c. College Masters Committee; 1973
19 5d. College System; 1973
20 Chapter 6 - Development - Draft; 1973
21 6a. Information Services; 1973
22 6b. Alumni Office; 1973, undated
23 6c. Development Office; 1973
24 7a. Physcial Education Dept. Services; 1973
25 7b. Athletics; 1972-1973
26 7c. Museum (Media Center); 1973
Box Folder
13 1 7d. RMC and Bookstore; 1973
2 7e. Inter-Collegiate Athletic Committee; 1973
3 8. Academic Records and Dean of Undergraduate Affairs; 1973
4 9a. ICSA; 1973
5 9b. Library; 1973
6 Comments on AAC Questionnaires; circa 1973
7 Responses to NAAC Questionnaires; circa 1973
8 High Lights of Questionnaires; 1973
9 Printouts and Notes Re: Questionnaires; folder 1 of 2; circa 1973
10 Printouts and Notes Re: Questionnaires; folder 2 of 2; circa 1973
Box Folder
14 - Self Study Seminar 1973
General note
Sony recording tape, 1 mil polyester, PR-150. Sides 1 and 2. Topics covered include forms of excellence and governance.
- Self Study Seminar 1973
General note
Sony recording tape, 1 mil polyester, PR-150. Sides 3 and 4. Topics covered include athletics, business, development, alumni affairs and student affairs.
- Self Study Seminar 1973
General note
Sony recording tape, 1 mil polyester, PR-150. Sides 5 and 6. Topics covered include the library, ICSA, university services, and "what makes Rice a special place."
Box Folder
15 - Computer runs; circa 1973
General note
The box contains printouts of student correlations, staff survey 1973; faculty attitudinal study, 1973; grad student survey, 1973.
Box Folder
16 - Attitudinal Survey Data Tape; Correlations Survey; 1973-1974
General note
The box contains a reel of magnetic tape of type Memorex/MRXIII 3200 FCI, 9-track, 1600 BIP. It also contains a computer printout.

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Series III: Self study records: 1984-1985

Box Folder
17 1 Letters of completion of Self Study to Norman Hackerman; 1985
2 Report of the Visiting Committee; February 10-13, 1985
3 Preliminary report for the panel on athletics; circa 1984
4 Preliminary report the panels of Rice self-study program from Rice Thresher; February 6, 1984
5 Draft of proposal for Self Study; February 4, 1983
6 On being Rice: the self-study program; circa 1984
Box Folder
18 1 Athletics and football subpanels; 1983-1984
2 Opinions on "Successful and Competitive Athletics" by various Rice community reps.; 1983-1984
3 Thresher clippings; 1983

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Series IV: Self study records: 1991-1995

Box Folder
19 1 Background; 1994
2 Committees; 1994
3 Compliance committee, meetings and minutes; 1994
4 Criteria for accreditation; circa 1993-1995
5 Overview and foreword; 1994-1995
6 Conditions of eligibility; 1996
7 Institutional purpose; 1994
8 Organizational charts; 1993
9 Institutional effectiveness, COFHE list of reports; 1993-1994
10 Appendix for criteria for accreditation; folder 1 of 2 1994
11 Appendix for criteria for accreditation; folder 2 of 2 1994
Box Folder
20 1 Post-graduate study, career services center; 1991-1994
2 Goals and objectives of self-study; manual on institutional effectiveness; criteria for accreditation; 1976-1994
Box Folder
21 1 Planning and evaluation; 1994
2 Student statistics; 1993-1994
3 Education program; 1994
4 Undergraduate program; 1994, undated
5 Undergraduate instruction; 1994
6 Graduate program; 1976-1995
7 Continuing education; 1994
8 Faculty; 1975-1994, undated
9 Consortia and contractural relationships; 1995, undated
10 Educational support services; 1991-1992
11 Library; 1994
Box Folder
22 1 Instructional support; 1991-1994
2 Computer resources and services; 1993-1994
3 Student development servcies; 1992-1994
4 Student development services; 1993-1994
5 Intercollegiate athletics; 1994
Box Folder
Box Folder
23 1 Intercollegiate athletics; 1994
2 Organization and administration; 1992, ca. 1994
3 Institutional advancement; 1994
4 Financial resources; folder 1 of 3; 1994
5 Financial resources; folder 2 of 3; 1994
6 Financial resources; folder 3 of 3; 1994
7 Physical resources; circa 1994
Box Folder
24 1 Space management; circa 1994
2 Safety and security; circa 1994
3 Externally funded grants; ca. 1995
4 Related corporate entities; 1994
5 Rice: Five year strategic plan for information services and computing; 1990
6 University of Florida Institutional Self Study; 1991-1992
- Proceedings: A Publication of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; ; March-April 1993
General note
Reports and activities of the 97th Annual Meeting, December 6-9, 1992 in Dallas, Texas. Includes list of member institutions.
- Proceedings: A Publication of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; ; March-April 1994
General note
Reports and activities of the 98th Annual Meeting, December 13-17, 1993 in Atlanta, Georgia. Includes list of member institutions.
- Rice Facts 1993; ; 1993
- Rice University 1994-95 Student Handbook; ; 1994-1995
- Resource Manual on Institutional Effectiveness; ; 1989
- Rice University: General Announcements; ; 1994-1995

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