University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the University of Texas at San Antonio: Graduate Council Records, 1976-2009



Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Texas at San Antonio. Graduate Council
Title: University of Texas at San Antonio: Graduate Council Records
Dates: 1976-2009
Creator Abstract: The University of Texas at San Antonio Graduate Council is the faculty body responsible for providing advice and counsel on graduate education to the President. It was established circa 1976 as the Council on Graduate Education; its named changed to the Graduate Council in 1993.
Content Abstract: This collection spans the years 1976 through 2009 and comprises bylaws, meeting minutes, and membership lists of the University of Texas at San Antonio Graduate Council.
Identification: UA 03.04
Extent: 1 linear foot (1 Box) + 82 computer files
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Historical Note

Established circa 1976, the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Graduate Council is the faculty body responsible for providing advice and counsel on graduate education to the President. The Graduate Council was called the Council on Graduate Education until 1993.

The Graduate Council's statement of purpose states: "The Graduate Council recommends policies and procedures through the Faculty Senate and the University Assembly at the University of Texas at San Antonio. The Council cultivates and fosters graduate education of the highest quality at the masters and doctoral levels. It contributes to the development and review of ongoing and new graduate programs, policies, and academic opportunities. It cultivates intellectual leadership and excellence in all aspects of the development and application of significant research, disciplined inquiry, and the pursuit of new knowledge."

According the UTSA Handbook of Operating Procedures, the responsibilities of the Graduate Council (called the Council on Graduate Education at the time of the Handbook's publication in 1991) include: "1. All matters of academic policy in the area of graduate education. 2. Establishment of qualifications for membership on the Graduate Faculty of Members, Associate Members, and Special Members. 3. Review and approval of faculty members as recommended by the Committees on Graduate Studies, Division Directors, and Deans of the Colleges to participate in the graduate program. 4. Coordination of graduate education in the University and maintenance of its quality by recommending minimum University-wide graduate academic standards. 5. Monitoring of the quality of graduate education at The University of Texas at San Antonio through a periodic evaluation of graduate programs and faculty. 6. Review of and recommendation on proposals for new graduate programs and courses and revisions of existing programs and courses."

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Scope and Content Note

This collection spans the years 1976 through 2009 and comprises meeting minutes, bylaws, and membership lists of the University of Texas at San Antonio Graduate Council. Records are in paper and electronic formats, including Adobe PDF files, Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, and Microsoft Office documents.

This collection is housed at UTSA's HemisFair Park Campus and must be accessed via the Institute of Texan Cultures Special Collections Reading Room. To request access, please use our Collections Request Form.


 

Organization of Collection

Series 1. Administrative Files, 2005-2008
1.1. Bylaws
1.2. Membership Lists
Series 2. Meeting Minutes, 1976-2009

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.

Usage Restrictions

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.


Index Terms

Organizations
University of Texas at San Antonio. Graduate Council.
University of Texas at San Antonio--History.
Subjects
Teacher participation in administration--United States.
Universities and colleges--Faculty.
Universities and colleges--Graduate work.
Universities and colleges--History.
Universities and colleges--United States--Administration.
Locations
San Antonio (Tex.)--History--20th century.
Genres/Formats
Minutes.
Electronic records.
Local Subjects
UTSA History
UTSA Records

Related Material

There are no known other archival collections created by the UTSA Graduate Council at the date of accessioning.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], UTSA Graduate Council Records, UA 03.04, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Transferred to the University Archives in 2003 and 2008 (Acc. 2003-067, 2008-057, 2008-058, 2008-066).

Processing Information

Processed by Angela McClendon Ossar, University Archivist, November 2008, April 2009.

Alternative Form Available

Graduate Council meeting minutes, bylaws, and other records are available electronically through the University of Texas at San Antonio website: http://www.utsa.edu/graduate/GraduateCouncil/index.html (Accessed April 2, 2009).


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

1. Administrative Files, 2005-2008

This series comprises bylaws and membership lists of the Graduate Council. Records are in electronic formats including Adobe PDF files, Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, and Microsoft Word documents.
Arranged into two subseries: Bylaws and Membership Lists.
1.1. Bylaws
Graduate Council Bylaws [Bylaws1.pdf], file created 11 July 2007
1.2. Membership Lists
Includes lists of Graduate Council members as well as lists of members of various Graduate Council committees.
Arranged chronologically.
2005-2006 Membership List [GC_Members_2005_2006_v05.pdf]
2005-2006 Committee Members [GradCouncilCommitees2 28 06.pdf]
2006-2007 Membership List [GC_Members_2006_2007_v0C.doc]
2006-2007 Committee Members [GC_Committees .doc]
2007-2008 Membership List [Graduate Council Members 2007-2008.xls]
2007-2008 Graduate Council Committees [Committee List 11.07.doc]
2008-2009 Membership List [Member List 8 6 2008.xls]
2008-2009 Committee Members, 2008-2009 [Committee List 08-09.doc]



 

2. Meeting Minutes, 1976-2009

This series comprises meeting minutes of the Graduate Council. Includes minutes in paper format, 1976-2002, and in electronic format, 1993-2009. Electronic records are in Adobe PDF and Microsoft Word formats.
Arranged chronologically.
Meeting Minutes (paper format)
Box
1 Meeting minutes, September 21, 1976-October 1, 2002
Meeting Minutes (electronic format)
Meeting minutes, October 1993-February 2009
[65 PDF documents]
Meeting minutes, October 2007-November 2008
[8 Microsoft Word documents]