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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

1963-1964

1973-1974

Series 3 - Self study records: 1984-1985

Self study records: 1991-1995

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice University Self-Study records



Descriptive Summary

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
Extent: 12.5 cubic feet (24 boxes)
Language: English
Repository: Rice University Archives, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

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

Names:
Organizations:
Rice University
Subjects:
Rice University|xSelf Study.|?UNAUTHORIZED

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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

 

1963-1964

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.
Ten-year projection; 1963-1964
Miscellaneous; 1963-1964
SACs Visiting Committee Report; 1965
President K.S. Pitzer's preliminary draft of summary of ten year acedemic plan for Rice; folder 1 of 2; May 1964
President K.S. Pitzer's preliminary draft of summary of ten year acedemic plan for Rice; folder 2 of 2; May 1964
Follow-up report; 1966-1967

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1973-1974

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.
Advisory panel Meetings 1973
Community Leaders Survey circa 1973
Includes lists of labor union, church, legislature, alumni contacts.
Minutes and Miscelaneous; folder 1 of 3; 1964-1974
Minutes and Miscelaneous; folder 2 of 3; 1964-1974
Minutes and Miscelaneous; folder 3 of 3; 1964-1974
SACS, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Dr. Gordon Sweet 1971-1972, undated
Seminar/Discussion Meetings; 1973-1974
Academic Affairs Committee; 1972-1973
AAC Minutes; 1972-1973
ACT Questions; circa 1973-1974
ACT, Institutional Self-study Service (ISS), research design, student survey forms; circa 1973-1974
Attitudinal Survey Reports; 1973-1974
Final Attitudinal Questionnaire; circa 1973
Exxon Education Foundation; 1972-1973, undated
Preliminary Questionnaires; 1973, undated
Requests from Other Schools for Copies of Their SS Reports; 1972-1973
Source Lists; folder 1 of 2; 1973, undated
Source Lists; folder 2 of 2; 1973, undated
Self Study Questionaires 1973
Accounting Office; 1965-1973
Admissions Office; 1966-1973
Athletics; 1973-1983
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.
Board of Governors; 1973
Business Office; 1973
Colleges; 1973
Committee on Public Lectures; 1973, undated
Committee on Undergraduate Teaching; 1973, undated
Dean of Advanced Study and Research; 1973
Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences; 1973
Dean of Science and Engineering; 1973
Dean of Students; 1973
Dean of Undergraduate Affairs; 1967-1973
Financial Aid Office; 1973
Graduate Council; 1973
Honor Council 1973
Information Services; 1973
ICSA (Institute for Computer Services and Applications); 1973
Library; 1973
President's Office 1973
Psychiatric Services; 1973
Publications; 1973
ROTC Committee; 1973
Rice Memorial Chapel 1973
Student Association and Graduate Student Association; 1973
Student Health Committee; 1973
Systems Program; 1966-1974, undated
University Council; 1973
Preliminary Outline; 1973
Final Form of Report; circa 1973-1974
Distribution of Reports; 1973-1974, undated
Non-academic Affairs Committee; 1973-1974, undated
NAAC Minutes; 1973-1974, undated
NAAC Questionnaires to Offices, etc.; 1973
NAAC Questionnaires to Staff Members; folder 1 of 2; 1973, undated
NAAC Questionnaires to Staff Members; folder 2 of 2; 1973, undated
NAAC Preliminary Findings; circa 1973
Anthropology; 1967-1973, undated
Architecture; folder 1 of 2; circa 1973
Architecture; folder 2 of 2; circa 1973
Behavioral Sciences; circa 1973
Biochemistry; 1970-1973
Biology; 1973
Chemical Engineering 1972-1973
Chemistry; 1972-1974
Civil Engineering; 1973
Economics and Accounting 1972-1973
Education; 1973
Electrical Engineering; 1972-19703
English; 1972-1973
Environmental Science and Engineering; circa 1973
Fine Arts; 1971-1973
French and Italian; circa 1973
Geology; 1973
German and Russian; 1972-1973
Health and Physical Education; 1973
History; 1972-1973
Linguistics; circa 1973
Managerial Studies; 1973
Mathematical Sciences; 1973
Mathematics circa 1973
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Materials Science; circa 1973
Music; circa 1973
Philosophy; 1973
Physics; circa 1973-1974
Political Science; circa 1973
Psychology; 1972-1973
Religious Studies; 1973
Sociology; 1973
Space Science; folder 1 of 2; circa 1973
Space Science; folder 2 of 2; circa 1973
Spanish, Portuguese, Classics; circa 1973
1a. Accounting; 1973
1b . Budgeting; 1973
1d. Store rooms; 1973
1e. Shops; 1973
2a.b.d. Business Office; 1973
2c. Affirmative Action Committee; 1973
3a. President's Office; 1973
3b. Provost's Office; 1973
3c. Board of Governors; 1973
3d. Faculty Council; 1973
3e. Humanities and Social Science Research Council; 1973
3f. Dean of Advanced Studies; 1973
Science and Engineering Research Council; 1973
Chapter 4 NAAC - Draft Student Affairs; 1973
4a. Dean of Students Office; 1973
4b. Student Health Committee; 1973
4c. Placement Office; 1973
4d. Security and Safety; 1973
4e. Student Association; 1973
4e. Graduate Student Association; 1973
4e. Rice Players; 1973
4e. Marching Owl Band; 1973
4e. KTRU; 1973
4e. Thresher; 1973
4e. Campanile; 1973
4e. Honor Council; 1973
4e. Program Council; 1973
4f. Campus Safety Committee; 1973
4g. Student Health Service; 1973
4h. Religious Activities; 1973
5a. Food Services; 1973
Baker; 1973
Brown; 1973
Hanszen; 1973
Jones; 1973
Lovett; 1973
Will Rice; 1973
Sid Richardson; 1973
Weiss; 1973
5c. College Masters Committee; 1973
5d. College System; 1973
Chapter 6 - Development - Draft; 1973
6a. Information Services; 1973
6b. Alumni Office; 1973, undated
6c. Development Office; 1973
7a. Physcial Education Dept. Services; 1973
7b. Athletics; 1972-1973
7c. Museum (Media Center); 1973
7d. RMC and Bookstore; 1973
7e. Inter-Collegiate Athletic Committee; 1973
8. Academic Records and Dean of Undergraduate Affairs; 1973
9a. ICSA; 1973
9b. Library; 1973
Comments on AAC Questionnaires; circa 1973
Responses to NAAC Questionnaires; circa 1973
High Lights of Questionnaires; 1973
Printouts and Notes Re: Questionnaires; folder 1 of 2; circa 1973
Printouts and Notes Re: Questionnaires; folder 2 of 2; circa 1973
Self Study Seminar 1973
Sony recording tape, 1 mil polyester, PR-150. Sides 1 and 2. Topics covered include forms of excellence and governance.
Self Study Seminar 1973
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
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."
Computer runs; circa 1973
The box contains printouts of student correlations, staff survey 1973; faculty attitudinal study, 1973; grad student survey, 1973.
Attitudinal Survey Data Tape; Correlations Survey; 1973-1974
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 3 - Self study records: 1984-1985

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

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Self study records: 1991-1995

Background; 1994
Committees; 1994
Compliance committee, meetings and minutes; 1994
Criteria for accreditation; circa 1993-1995
Overview and foreword; 1994-1995
Conditions of eligibility; 1996
Institutional purpose; 1994
Organizational charts; 1993
Institutional effectiveness, COFHE list of reports; 1993-1994
Appendix for criteria for accreditation; folder 1 of 2 1994
Appendix for criteria for accreditation; folder 2 of 2 1994
Post-graduate study, career services center; 1991-1994
Goals and objectives of self-study; manual on institutional effectiveness; criteria for accreditation; 1976-1994
Planning and evaluation; 1994
Student statistics; 1993-1994
Education program; 1994
Undergraduate program; 1994, undated
Undergraduate instruction; 1994
Graduate program; 1976-1995
Continuing education; 1994
Faculty; 1975-1994, undated
Consortia and contractural relationships; 1995, undated
Educational support services; 1991-1992
Library; 1994
Instructional support; 1991-1994
Computer resources and services; 1993-1994
Student development servcies; 1992-1994
Student development services; 1993-1994
Intercollegiate athletics; 1994
Intercollegiate athletics; 1994
Organization and administration; 1992, ca. 1994
Institutional advancement; 1994
Financial resources; folder 1 of 3; 1994
Financial resources; folder 2 of 3; 1994
Financial resources; folder 3 of 3; 1994
Physical resources; circa 1994
Space management; circa 1994
Safety and security; circa 1994
Externally funded grants; ca. 1995
Related corporate entities; 1994
Rice: Five year strategic plan for information services and computing; 1990
University of Florida Institutional Self Study; 1991-1992
Proceedings: A Publication of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; ; March-April 1993
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
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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