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Overview

Historical Note

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Arrangement of the Collection

Restrictions

Access Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Governance

General Documents

Minutes

Executive Committee

Committees

Ad Hoc Committee on Student Organizations

Expense Reports, Budgets and Office Supplies

Southern Methodist University

University Assembly of Southern Methodist University records

A Guide to the Collection



Overview

Creator: Southern Methodist University
Title: University Assembly of Southern Methodist University records
Inclusive Dates: 1968-1975
Abstract: The University Assembly of Southern Methodist University (SMU) was the university’s experiment with the concept of "shared governance," whereby students, faculty, and staff shared the burden of governing the university’s affairs. This collection contains reports, correspondence, and meeting minutes.
Accession No: SMU 2010.0421
Extent: 5 boxes (4.5 linear feet)
Language: Material is in English
Repository Southern Methodist University Archives, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University

Historical Note

Shared governance had a short life at SMU. The concept was popular from initial research forays into its feasibility for the university in the 1960s until the death of the University Assembly in 1975. The University Assembly grew increasingly unpopular with the SMU faculty over time.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

Records in the collection relate mostly to SMU’s University Assembly, but there are also numerous documents related to the philosophy of shared governance itself as well as the structure of SMU’s University Assembly. This collection contains reports, correspondence, and meeting minutes.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is organized into 7 series:
Series 1: Governance
Series 2: General Documents
Series 3: Minutes
Series 4: Executive Committee
Series 5: Committees
Series 6: Ad Hoc Committee on Student Organizations
Series 7: Expense Reports, Budgets and Office Supplies

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Restrictions

Access to Collection:

Collection is open for research use.

Publication Rights:

Permission to publish materials must be obtained from the Director of the DeGolyer Library.

Copyright Statement:

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain copyright authorization.

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Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following terms in the Southern Methodist University Libraries' online catalog. Researchers desiring related materials may search the catalog using these terms.
Southern Methodist University--History.
Student participation in administration--Texas--Dallas.
Teacher participation in administration--Texas--Dallas.
Universities and colleges--Texas--Dallas--Administration.
Education, Higher--Texas--Dallas--Administration.

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Related Material

Southern Methodist University Faculty Senate records (SMU 2006.0386)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

University Assembly of Southern Methodist University records, Southern Methodist University Archives, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University.

Acquisition Information

Transfer, Southern Methodist University Faculty Senate records (SMU 2006.0386), 2010.

Processing Information

Materials were found in several boxes in rough order. Most were labeled. Records were sorted, re-foldered and paper clips were removed. Duplicate minutes were deaccessioned.

Tim Bowman processed the collection and wrote the finding aid, 2006-2010.

Encoded by

Lara Corazalla, 2010.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1:
Governance

Box Folder
1 1 Shared Governance, 1968-1969
2 Shared Governance, 1969-1970
3 Shared Governance, 1969-1970 (2)
4 Shared Governance, 1969-1970 (3)
5 Shared Governance, 1969-1970 (4)
6 Shared Governance, 1969-1970 (5)
7 Shared Governance, 1969-1970 (6)
8 Shared Governance, 1969-1970 (7)
9 Shared Governance, 1969-1970 (8)
10 Shared Governance, 1969-1970 (9)
11 Shared Governance, 1970-1971
12 Shared Governance, 1970-1971 (2, governance retreat)
13 Shared Governance, 1970-1971 (3)
14 Shared Governance, 1970-1971 (4)
15 Shared Governance, 1971-1972 (governance retreat)
16 Shared Governance, 1971-1972 (governance retreat, 2)
17 Shared Governance, 1972-1973 (governance retreat)
18 Shared Governance, 1972-1973 (2)
19 Shared Governance, 1972-1973 (3)
20 Shared Governance, 1973-1974
21 Shared Governance, 1973-1974 (2)
Box Folder
2 1 Shared Governance, 1974-1975
2 Shared Governance, 1974-1975 (2)

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Series 2:
General Documents

Box Folder
2 3 General Documents, 1966-1967
4 General Documents, 1969-1970
5 General Documents, 1970-1971
6 General Documents, 1970-1971 (2)
7 General Documents, 1970-1971 (3)
8 General Documents, 1970-1971 (4)
9 General Documents, 1970-1971 (5)
10 General Documents, 1970-1971 (6)
11 General Documents, 1971-1972
12 General Documents, 1971-1972 (2)
13 General Documents, 1971-1972 (3)
14 General Documents, 1971-1972 (4)
15 General Documents, 1972-1973
16 General Documents, 1972-1973 (2)
17 General Documents, 1972-1973 (3)
18 General Documents, 1972-1973 (4)
19 General Documents, 1972-1973 (5)
20 General Documents, 1972-1973 (6)

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Series 3:
Minutes

Box Folder
3 1 Minutes, 1969-1970
2 Minutes, 1970-1971
3 Minutes, 1970-1971 (2)
4 Minutes, 1970-1971 (3)
5 Minutes, 1971-1972
6 Minutes, 1972-1973

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Series 4:
Executive Committee

Box Folder
3 7 Executive Committee, 1970-1971
8 Executive Committee, 1970-1971 (2)
9 Executive Committee, 1971-1972
10 Executive Committee, 1971-1972 (2)
11 Executive Committee, 1972-1973
12 Executive Committee, 1972-1973 (2)
13 Executive Committee, 1973-1974

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Series 5:
Committees

Box Folder
3 14 Committees, 1969-1970
15 Committees, 1970-1971
16 Committees, 1970-1971 (2)
17 Committees, 1970-1971 (3)
18 Committees, 1970-1971 (4)
19 Committees, 1970-1971 (5)
20 Committees, 1970-1971 (6)
21 Committees, 1970-1971 (7)
22 Committees, 1970-1971 (8)
23 Committees, 1971-1972
24 Committees, 1971-1972 (2)
25 Committees, 1971-1972 (3)
Box Folder
4 1 Committees, 1971-1972 (4)
2 Committees, 1971-1972 (5)
3 Committees, 1971-1972 (6)
4 Committees, 1971-1972 (7)
5 Committees, 1971-1972 (8)
6 Committees, 1971-1972 (9)
7 Committees, 1972-1973
8 Committees, 1972-1973 (2)
9 Committees, 1972-1973 (3)
10 Committees, 1972-1973 (4)
11 Committees, 1972-1973 (5)
12 Committees, 1972-1973 (6)
13 Committees, 1972-1973 (7)
14 Committees, 1972-1973 (8)
15 Committees, 1972-1973 (9)
16 Committees (miscellaneous, undated)
17 Committees (miscellaneous, undated)

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Series 6:
Ad Hoc Committee on Student Organizations

Box Folder
4 18 Ad Hoc Committee on Student Organizations, 1970-1971
19 Ad Hoc Committee on Student Organizations, 1971-1972
20 Ad Hoc Committee on Student Organizations, 1972-1973
21 Ad Hoc Committee on Student Organizations, 1972-1973 (2)
Box Folder
5 1 Ad Hoc Committee on Student Organizations, 1972-1973 (3)
2 Ad Hoc Committee on Student Organizations, 1972-1973 (4)

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Series 7:
Expense Reports, Budgets and Office Supplies

Box Folder
5 3 Expense Reports and Budgets, 1970-1972
4 Expense Reports and Budgets, 1972-1974
5 Office Supplies, 1970-1974
6 Office Supplies, 1970-1974 (2)
7 Office Supplies, 1970-1974 (3)
8 Office Supplies, 1970-1974 (4)

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