Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice University Committee on Examinations and Standing records, 1918-1987; bulk 1946-87 UA 163



creator Rice University.
Title: Rice University Committee on Examinations and Standing records
Dates: Bulk, 1946-1987
Dates: 1918-1987; bulk 1946-87
Abstract: This record group includes the minutes, memoranda, correspondence and reports generated by the Rice University Committee on Examinations and Standing.
Identification: UA 163
Quantity: 1.5 linear ft. (3 boxes)
Language:
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical/Historical note

The Committee on Examinations and Standing is one of fifteen committees of the University whose members are recommended to the President by the Faculty Senate and decided upon by the President. This particular committee is made up of fifteen members, twelve faculty and three undergraduate representatives. The charge of this committee is to interpret and enforce the academic regulations of the University and to approve exceptions to them when in the judgment of the committee they are warranted.

When an instance of non-compliance with an academic regulation occurs, an undergraduate student may petition this committee to have an exception granted. For instance, students may petition to add or drop a course after the deadline, for permission to return to the University after an academic suspension, for waivers of rules or requirements, and for other actions pertaining to their academic status.

In addition the committee periodically reviews studies of the academic regulations with the purpose of improving them, simplifying them, and eliminating contradictions and inequities. The committee also reviews each student’s record at the time of graduation and determines which students to recommend to the faculty to be granted degrees cum laude, magna cum laude, or summa cum laude.

At the end of the academic year the committee prepares a written report on its activities during the year and submits copies of this report to the President and the University Counsel.

(Note: details provided here describe the status of the Committee on Examinations and Standing as it exists in April 2015; details like size and composition undoubtedly have varied over the time period represented in the collection.)


Scope and Contents

This record group includes the minutes, memoranda, correspondence and reports generated by the Rice University Committee on Examinations and Standing which administers the undergraduate academic regulations of the university, and which reviews students' written requests for special consideration in academic matters. All material in the record group in arranged chronologically.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access note

Permission to access this material must be granted in writing from the Office of the President, Rice University.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from this material must be obtained from President's Office, Rice University.


Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Rice University.
Subjects
Universities and colleges
Genres
letters (correspondence)
minutes (administrative records)
reports

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

President's Papers (Houston, Pitzer, Hackerman); Provost's Papers; Vice-President for Administration's Papers, Rice University Archives


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: 1918-1961

Box Folder
1 1 Reports, correspondence and petitions for course change 1918-19
2 Minutes, reports and correspondence 1946-48
3 Minutes, procedures, reports and memos 1946-48
4 Minutes, memos and reports 1949-1955/56
5 Minutes, reports and correspondence July 1950 - May 1953
6 Minutes, reports and correspondence 1953/54-1954/55
7 Minutes, reports and correspondence 1955/56-1956/57
8 Minutes, memos and reports 1957/58-1960/61
9 Minutes, reports and correspondence 1959/60-1960/61
Box Folder
2 1 Minutes, reports and correspondence 1961/62-1962/63



Series II: 1962-1987

Box Folder
2 2 Minutes, memos and reports 1961/62-1962/63
3 Minutes, memos and reports 1963/64-1964/65
4 Minutes, memos and reports 1965/66-1966/67
5 Policy decisions 1964-67
6 Minutes, memos and reports 1967/68-1968/69
7 Minutes, memos and reports 1969/70-1970/71
8 Minutes and reports 1971/72
9 Minutes, memos and reports 1972/73
Box Folder
3 1 Minutes, memos and reports 1973/74
2 Minutes, memos and reports 1974/75
3 Minutes, memos and reports 1975/76
4 Minutes, memos and reports 1976/77
5 Minutes, memos and reports 1977/78
6 Minutes, memos and reports 1978/79
7 Minutes, memos and reports 1979/80
8 Minutes, memos and reports 1980/81
9 Minutes, memos and reports 1981/82
10 Minutes, memos, reports and correspondence 1984/85-1986/87