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Overview

Agency History

Scope and Contents of the Records

Organization of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

1988-1993 (bulk 1992-1993),

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Supreme Court, Provost of Judicial Education:

An Inventory of Records at the Texas State Archives, 1988-1993 (bulk 1992-1993)



Overview

Creator: Texas. Supreme Court. Provost of Judicial Education.
Title: Records
Dates: 1988-1993
Dates: (bulk 1992-1993)
Abstract: Records consist of reports, correspondence, minutes, surveys, curricula, and research files that date from 1988 to 1993, with the bulk from 1992 to 1993. These records were generated or collected by the Provost of Judicial Education and document the activities and recommendations of the Provost, the state of judicial education in Texas, and debates regarding the future of judicial education programs.
Quantity: 2 cubic ft.
Language English.

Agency History

The Texas Supreme Court appointed William W. Gibson, Jr. as Provost of Judicial Education for the year beginning September 1, 1992, to advise the court on the operation of education programs for judges, court officials and personnel, to aid in program development, to encourage cooperation among the recipients of judicial and court personnel training funds, and to encourage the use of new technologies and alternatives to traditional education programs. Gibson, a professor of law at the University of Texas at Austin, took a leave of absence from his teaching duties to serve as Provost. The Provost studied and participated in numerous judicial education programs, met with the agencies that provide judicial education programs, served as a clearinghouse for judicial scholarships and program invitations, reviewed grant applications for the State Justice Institute, and worked on developing education programs with interested parties. He conducted an education needs assessment survey of Texas judges, and formed an advisory committee of representatives from the three judicial training centers that received funding from the Texas Supreme Court. The Provost submitted a final report to the court in August 1993. In September 1993, responsibility for judicial education was transferred from the Texas Supreme Court to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals as a result of Senate Bill 947, 73rd Legislature, Regular Session.

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Scope and Contents of the Records

Records consist of reports, correspondence, minutes, surveys, curricula, and research files that date from 1988 to 1993, with the bulk from 1992 to 1993. These records were generated or collected by the Provost of Judicial Education and document the activities and recommendations of the Provost, the state of judicial education in Texas, and debates regarding the future of judicial education programs. The Provost's “Final Report to the Supreme Court of Texas” gives an overview of judicial education in Texas, summarizes the Provost's activities, and gives the Provost's recommendations for improvements. The Provost's activities are detailed in his reports to Texas Supreme Court Justice Bob Gammage. Also included are materials on agencies that received funds from the Texas Supreme Court for providing judicial and court personnel training, including the Texas Justice Court Training Center, Texas Municipal Courts Training Center, Texas Center for the Judiciary, Texas District and County Attorneys Association, and Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Reports and correspondence from three other bodies--the Study Committee on Judicial and Court Personnel Education Programs, the Texas Judicial Education Delegation to the Leadership Institute in Judicial Education, and the Judicial Education Reference, Information and Technical Transfer Project--were used by the Provost in preparing his final report and provide additional information on judicial education in Texas and throughout the U.S. A large quantity of publications, instructional materials, ephemera, and miscellaneous materials were separated from the records because they were better suited as library materials, proprietary in nature, and/or of limited informational or evidential value.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.

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Organization of the Records

These records are organized into 14 series:
Administrative files
Reports to the Texas Supreme Court
Needs Assessment Survey
Advisory Committee
Judicial Education Executive Committee
Texas Justice Court Training Center
Texas Municipal Courts Training Center
Texas Center for the Judiciary
Texas District and County Attorneys Association
Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Other judicial education programs
Scholarships, invitations and program development
Reports on judicial education
Research files

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

None.

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects:
Judges--Education--Texas.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Judges--Education--1988-1993.
Minutes--Texas--Judges--Education--1988-1993.
Reports--Texas--Judges--Education--1988-1993.
Personal Names:
Gibson, William W.
Functions:
Examining judicial education programs.

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Related Material

None.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Records, Provost of Judicial Education, Texas Supreme Court. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 1994/098

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Supreme Court, Provost of Judicial Education on May 17, 1993.

Processing Information

Arranged and described by Mike Widener and Emma Widener, consulting archivists, August 1993, under contract with the Provost of Judicial Education.

Paul Beck, June 1994

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Records, 1988-1993 (bulk 1992-1993),
2 cubic ft.

Administrative files
box
1994/098-1 Appointment of Provost, 1992
Budget records, 1992-1993
Personnel records, 1992-1993
W. W. Gibson's leave of absence, 1992
Texas Supreme Court rules and guidelines for judicial education
General correspondence, 1992-1993
Clippings re: Provost and Texas judicial education reforms, 1992-1993
Reports to the Texas Supreme Court
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1994/098-1 Report to Justice Gammage, 20 July 1992
Report to Justice Gammage, 3 Nov. 1992
Report to Justice Gammage, 4 Jan. 1993
Meeting with Texas Supreme Court, 13 Jan. 1993
Report to Justice Gammage, 19 Feb. 1993
Meeting with Texas Supreme Court, 25 Feb. 1993
Report to Justice Gammage, 10 May 1993
Report to Justice Gammage, 26 May 1993
“Final Report to the Supreme Court of Texas from the Provost for Judicial Education,” Aug. 1993
Needs Assessment Survey
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1994/098-1 “Final Report to the Office of the Provost for Judicial Education of the Supreme Court of Texas on a Survey of the Texas Judiciary,” 31 July 1993
Survey instrument, 1993
Drafts, 1993
Texas Municipal Courts Training Center needs assessment project, 1992
General, 1993, undated
Advisory Committee to the Provost for Judicial Education
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1994/098-1 General, 1992
Meeting of 21 Jan. 1993
Meeting of 15 Mar. 1993
Judicial Education Executive Committee
box
1994/098-1 Agenda materials, 17 Apr. 1992
Research materials, 26 Mar. 1993
Agenda materials, 26 Mar. 1993
Texas Justice Court Training Center
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1994/098-1 Program descriptions, 1989-1993
Grant applications, 1992
Seminar evaluations, 1992-1993
General, 1992-1993
Texas Municipal Courts Training Center
box
1994/098-1 Program descriptions, 1990-1993
Grant applications, 1992-1993
Meeting, 10 Oct. 1992
Board of directors meeting, 15 Jan. 1993
General, 1992-1993
Texas Center for the Judiciary
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1994/098-1 Program descriptions, 1989-1992
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1994/098-2 Grant application, 1992
Texas College of Advanced Judicial Studies program materials, Gibson presentation (7-10 Mar. 1993)
Texas College for New Judges, evaluation forms, 1992
Texas District and County Attorneys Association
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1994/098-2 Program descriptions, 1988-1992
Grant application, 1992
Request for opinion on use of grant funds, 1992
General, 1992
Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
box
1994/098-2 Program descriptions, 1988-1992
Grant application, 1992
Other judicial education programs
box
1994/098-2 County and District Clerks' Association of Texas, program descriptions, 1990-1993
Texas Association for Court Administration, program descriptions, 1992
Office of Court Administration, Accounting and Fiscal Management Seminar, 23 June 1992
Galveston County district courts, grant application, 1993
Scholarships, invitations and program development
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1994/098-2 Judicial scholarships, general
National Judicial College, “Courts and Communities: Confronting Violence in the Family,” correspondence, 1992-1993
National Judicial College, gender bias workshop, correspondence re: scholarships, 1993
National Judicial College, “Rights and Needs of Victims of Crime for Texas Judges,” program materials, program development, and invitations, (22-23 Apr. 1993), 1992-1993
National Judicial College, “A Partnership for Safe Communities: Courts, Education and Literacy,” correspondence re scholarships, 1993
“Workshop for Judges on HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis,” invitation, 1993
Correspondence and materials re: Master of Laws program, 1992-1993
Reports on judicial education
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1994/098-2 Study Committee on Judicial & Court Personnel Education Programs:
Final report, Oct. 1992
Responses to final report, 1992-1993
Survey response, Texas District and County Attorneys Association, 16 Mar. 1992
Survey response, Texas Municipal Courts Training Center, 2 Mar. 1992
Survey response, Justices of Peace and Constables Association, Mar. 1992
Survey response, Texas Center for the Judiciary, 8 Mar. 1992
General, 1991
Texas Judicial Education Delegation to the Leadership Institute in Judicial Education, final report and correspondence, 1992
John K. Hudzik, Issues and Trends in Judicial Education, 1993
(East Lansing, Mich.: Judicial Education Reference, Information and Technical Transfer Project, 1993)
Research files
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1994/098-2 District and county court reported activity, 1 Sept. 1992 - 28 Feb. 1993
Paul M. Li, “Judges Schools in the Modern World,” undated
Supreme Court Task Force to Examine Appointments by the Judiciary, final and minority reports, Mar. 1993
Judicial education funding, 1991-1993
Course evaluation methods, 1990-1992
New instructional technologies, 1992-1993
National Association of State Judicial Educators, 1988 Survey of State Judicial Education Organizations
Senate Bill 947, drafts and correspondence, 1993

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