A Guide to the University of Texas at San Antonio: Graduate Council Records, 1976-2009
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."
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 Campus and must be accessed via the Institute of Texan Cultures Special Collections Reading Room. To request access, please use our Collections Request Form.
There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.
The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.
[Identification of item], UTSA Graduate Council Records, UA 03.04, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.
Transferred to the University Archives in 2003 and 2008 (Acc. 2003-067, 2008-057, 2008-058, 2008-066).
Processed by Angela McClendon Ossar, University Archivist, November 2008, April 2009.
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).
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