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Title:Faculty Senate records
Dates:1940-2004 (bulk 1961-1997)
Call Number:A35
List of Contents
1. Administrative Materials, 1960-1997
Volume:8.20 cubic ft.

The materials in this series are arranged alphabetically by topic.


This series documents the operations of the Faculty Senate. The collection includes agendas, minutes, correspondence, membership lists, newsletters, reports, and resolutions. Agendas and Minutes are organized by academic year, as are Resolutions. Correspondence includes letters and memoranda between members of the Faculty Senate and the Senate and University presidents, the faculty, and other individuals. The National Labor Review Board file includes the "Official Report of the Proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board in the Matter of Northeastern University, employer, and Northeastern University Faculty Organization, National Education Association, petitioner, Case No. 1-RC-13, 190."

1-5B, 18, 19, 21-22Agendas and Minutes (64 folders)1961-1997
6Ballots and Surveys1969-1991
22"Changing Faculty Roles and Responsibilities"1997
6, 19, 22Correspondence (20 folders)1962-1997
22Correspondence with the President1976, 1982-1984
22Election Proceduresn.d., 1996
6Faculty Meeting Minutes1940
7, 19, 23General (3 folders)1961-1997
15, 19, 23, 34Committees (4 folders)1968-1995
23Motions (2 folders)1978-1982
23-24National Labor Relations Board (30 folders)1974-1975
7, 19, 24Newsletters (3 folders)n.d., 1963-1980
24Program on Negotiation (contract with Harvard University)1984
7, 19, 24Reports (14 folders)1961-1996
7Resolution Index1961-1973, 1979-1990
7-11, 19, 24Resolutions (52 folders)1962-1997
25Robert's Rules of Ordern.d.
25Search Committee Procedures1973-1981, 1988, 1990, 1996
25Senate Secretary1996
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2. Committees, 1961-2004
Volume:11.75 cubic ft.

The materials in this series are arranged alphabetically by committee name.


This series documents the operations of the standing and ad-hoc committees of the Faculty Senate. Materials in this collection include agendas and minutes, appointment lists, correspondence, and reports from the committees. The Financial Affairs materials includes records from both the original ad-hoc committee and the later standing committee. The ad-hoc committees are organized alphabetically by name of the committee (with "Committee on" excluded where appropriate). The ad-hoc committees reviewed issues related to all aspects of university life from academic programs and the university calendar to parking. Many of the ad hoc committees relate to faculty working conditions (including grievance, tenure, and sabbatical polices); others relate to faculty appointments, benefits, and faculty participation in University governance. Search committees were formed to select department chairs, deans, the Provost, and the University President. Program review committees were formed for many of the University's academic departments. Both the Search committee files and Program review committee files are arranged alphabetically by the name of the position or program. The Faculty Senate has the responsibility of naming members to non-Senate University-wide committees; these materials are included in the Non-Senate Committees file.

25Academic Affairs (Board of Trustees)1980, 1989-1995
Academic Policy
25General (8 folders)1969-1996
12, 19Agendas and Minutes (2 folders)1961-1980
12, 19Appointments (2 folders)1962, 1979-1994
12, 19Charge to Committee (2 folders)1969, 1979-1994
12, 19Correspondence (2 folders)1964-1994, 1997
35 NU Forum (18 VHS) 1991-1992
12, 19Reports (5 folders)1962-1996
19Research Materials1965-1984
19Resolutions (2 folders)1980
Ad Hoc Committees
25Academic Appeals1993-1995
12Academic Assistance Center1982-1986
12Academic Atmosphere and Facilities1962
12-13, 19, 25Academic Calendar (4 folders)1961-1966, 1968-1970, 1987-1995
19, 25Academic Computing Advisory (2 folders)1965-1968, 1980-1996
25Academic Council (2 folders)1980-1982
25Accreditation Steering1987
25Administrative Council1979-1982
19, 25Administrative Priorities and Efficiency Committee (3 folders)1979-1980
13Administrative Operations1992
25Administrator Evaluation Oversight (2 folders)1991-1997
19, 25Admissions Policy (2 folders)1968-1969, 1997
25Admissions Operations Evaluation1991
25Advising 1997
25Advisory Planning1973
25Committee to Aggravate Attrition in Freshman Engineering Students1976
13Alternate Entry1988
13Alternate Proposals for Scheduling Classes1971-1973
13, 25Alternative Faculty Appointments Outside the Schools and Colleges (2 folders)1986-1987
13Apportionment of Faculty Senate Seats1964
19Black Studies Educational Program1969
25Black Studies Planning1972-1974
25Boston-Bouve College and the College of Education1979-1980
13, 25Building Access (2 folders)1987
13, 19, 25By-Laws for the University Faculty (3 folders)1966-1975
13Campus Disorders1968-1969
13, 25Cancellation of British Program (2 folders)1985-1986
25Centennial Advisory1994-1995
13, 25College of Computer Science Review (3 folders)1981, 1987-1991
13College of Criminal Justice Review1965
19, 26College of Health Sciences Review (2 folders)n.d., 1969
26Complaint Resolution1982-1994
13Conflict of Interest1996
26Cooperative Education Anniversary Advisory1983
26Creative Arts Reorganization1972-1977
26Curricular Approval Streamlining1995
26Day Care1980
13Dean's List Criteria1977
26Departmental Raises1978
26Development and Evaluationn.d.
26Discipline Appeals Court1990
13, 26Dismissal Procedure Review (2 folders)1977, 1984-1991
13, 26Distinguished Professor Selection (2 folders)1982-1995
26Diversity Advisory Council1993
26Diversity Requirement Implementation1995-1996
13Division of Research Management Evaluation1993
13, 26Doctorate of Pharmacy Proposal (2 folders)1969, 1978
26Early Retirement1980-1981
26Education Administration1978
13Elected Faculty Senators1962, 1969
13Ell Presidential Scholars Lecture1982-1996
13, 26Excellence in Teaching Awards (2 folders)1978-1984, 1988-1996
13, 26Fact-finding for Department of Labor Suit (3 folders)1977
26Faculty Center1972-1973, 1980-1986
26Faculty Classification1995
13Faculty Club1956-1964
26Faculty Development Fund Review1990-1991
13, 26Faculty Evaluation (2 folders)1967, 1974-1975
19, 26Faculty Handbook Revision (10 folders)1961-1962, 1968, 1974-1979, 1984-1997, 2001
13, 26Faculty Honors (2 folders)1974-1975
13, 26Faculty Lectures (2 folders)1963-1966, 1972-1975
19Faculty Participation in Academic Administrative Affairs1967
13Faculty Participation in Academic and Administrative Appointments1965-1969
13Faculty Participation in University Governance1976
13, 26Faculty/Student Projects (2 folders)1981-1983
26Financial Exigency1977
13, 26Financial Priorities (2 folders)1984, 1994-1996
19, 26Freshman Year (2 folders)1971, 1977-1985
19, 26Freshman Year Alternatives (2 folders)1976, 1985
13, 26Fringe Benefits (2 folders)1988-1993
14Function and Structure of the Senate1976
13, 19, 26Goals (3 folders)1973-1976
Grievance and Mediation
14, 26General (3 folders)1973-1999
26Correspondence1974, 1996
13Officer Responsibility Review1982-1983
13, 26Procedure Review (3 folders)1972-1973, 1976-1980, 1992
19Group Automobile Insurance1969
13Group Life Insurance1968
13, 27Handicapped Services (2 folders)1980-1982, 1990-1992
27Health Insurance1979
13, 27Health Programs at Northeastern (2 folders)1970-1992
14Honors and Scholarships1987
14Housing Policy1987
19 "I" Grades1978
27Instructional Development Fund Advisory1984
14, 27Integrity in Research and Scholarship (formerly "Policy on Research Misconduct") (3 folders)1990
27International Coordinating Board Restructuring1980
14, 27International Education Planning (2 folders)1982
27International Students1975-1981
27Joint Undergraduate-Graduate Review1994-1995
27Klein Lectureship (3 folders)1981-1996
14Law Enforcement Program1985-1987
27Law School Classroom Addition1980
27Liberal Arts Curriculum1977
14, 27Library Advisory (2 folders)1970, 1978-1994
14Major Medical Insurance1992
14Mathematics Department Review1961
14, 27Merit Scholarship (2 folders)1980-1993
14Organization of Colleges1965
14Part-time Appointments1978, 1994-1995
27Part-time Faculty Investigating Committee1979-1981
27Presidential Selection Advisory Committee (2 folders)1973-1975
27-28Program Review (40 folders)n.d., 1997-2004
14Proposed Sixteen-Week Semester Plan1963
28Public Relations1980
14Reapportionment of the Faculty Senate1964-1975
14, 19, 28Remedial/Compensatory Education (6 folders)1973-1983
28Research Counciln.d.
14, 28Retrenchment Policy (2 folders)1976-1980
14, 19, 28ROTC (3 folders)1969-1975
14, 19, 28Sabbatical Leaves (4 folders)1962-1976, 1986
28Salaries1970, 1977-1978
17, 28-30Search Committees (126 folders)1968-2001
19Selection of Chairman for Finance and Insurance1969
30Semester Plan2000
19, 30 Senate Reapportionment Study (2 folders)1974-1975
30Senate Reorganization1975
30Sexual Harassment1986
30Student Advisory System1982
30Student Affairs1972, 1976
30Student Publications1972-1973
13, 14, 30Students at Academic Risk (2 folders)1988-1990
14, 19Students' Rules, Rights, and Responsibilities (2 folders)1968, 1969
14, 30Support Services Review (2 folders)1989-1996
14Tape Recording Policy1966
14, 30Teacher and Course Evaluations (2 folders)1984-1989, 1993
30Technology Transfer1991
Tenure, Promotion, and Unsolicited Evaluation
14, 19, 30General (3 folders)n.d., 1969-1977-1986, 1990-1996
19, 30Appeals (2 folders)n.d., 1977, 1997
14, 30Trimester (2 folders)1979-1980, 1988-1991
15, 30Two-Year College for Students at Academic Risk (2 folders)1990
15, 30Undergraduate Enrollment Planning (2 folders)1983, 1992
30Word Processing1980
30Writing Requirement for Middler Year1990-1996
Admissions Policy
30-31General (9 folders)1980-1995
15Charge to Committee1979-1994
15Reports (2 folders)1980-1994
31General (2 folders)1968-1975, 1978-1979, 1996
17, 19, 31-32Agendas and Minutes (22 folders)1968-1997, 2003
32Committee Appointments1975-1979
32Committee Charges1975
19Committee Meetings1993-1994
32Committee Reports1973-1974
17, 19, 32Correspondence (7 folders)1965-1996
32Correspondence with the President1974-1976
17, 32Reports (3 folders)1970-1987
19Resumesca. 1973
19Strategic Plann.d.
Faculty Development
15-16, 19, 32-33General (16 folders)1966-1994
16, 19Grievance and Appeals (3 folders)1966-1991
35 Massachusetts Faculty Development Consortium Conference 1994
Financial Affairs
33General (2 folders)1972-1996
16, 19Agendas and Minutes (2 folders)1987-1996
16Charge to the Committee1973-1993
16, 33Correspondence (3 folders)1973-1994, 1996
16Reports (3 folders)1973-1991
Non-Senate Committees
17, 33General (15 folders)1968-1997
33Carl S. Ell Presidential Scholars Association (CSEPSA)1981-1987
33Film Review (Student Activities Department)1980
33President's Advisory Committee on the Arts1978
33Provostial Study Commission1989
33Quality of the Undergraduate Experience Commission (Provost)1992
33Research and Scholarship Council (Provost)1980
33Research for Profit (Provost)198-1990
33Status of Women (American Association of University Professors, NU Chapter)1977, 1986
33Student Bill of Rights (Student Government Association)1991
33Teaching and Learning Commission (Provost)1995
33University College/Continuing Education Structure Assessment1991
33Benefits1987, 1989, 1993
33Budgetary Process Review1989
33Court1972, 1975-1976, 1986-1987
33Facilities1976-1977, 1981
33Founders' Day1987-1989
33Graduate Council1992-1993
33Library Operations1970, 1980-1984
14, 33Long-Range Planning (2 folders)1980, 1987-1991
33Patent1972-1978, 1980-1988
33Press Editorial Board1979-1995
33Public Administration1978
33Recreation Complex Planning1982
33Smoking Policy1987
33Strategic Planning1992-1994
14, 19, 33Transportation and Parking (2 folders)1969, 1979-1995
15, 33Undergraduate Curriculum (2 folders)1977-1996
13, 33Utilization of Part-time Academic Appointments (formerly "Committee on Academic Second Tier Establishment") (2 folders)1994-1995
33Standing Committees: General1975-1976, 1996-1997
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3. Subject Files, 1966-1997
Volume:0.45 cubic ft.

The materials in this series are arranged alphabetically by subject.


The subject files are not official records of the Faculty Senate or its committees; they are materials received by the Senate which relate to issues important to the faculty. The majority of the material relates to the fight for a faculty union in the mid-1970s. The Persico Contract is an agreement between the University and a Harvard University doctoral candidate to study the operations of the Faculty Senate as a means of faculty participation in university governance.

34Advocates for a Common Experience (ACE) Newsletter1992
17American Association of University Professors1966-1974
34Communications/Marketing Study of Northeastern University Proposal, Barton-Gillet Co.1976
34Faculty Salary Report (Office of Institutional Research, Northeastern University)1993
34Geneva Conference on Rodesia1977
34Grade Inflation1975-1977
34National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities Annual Meeting1977
34National Conference on Educational Issues that Impact the Black Community, Remarks by Parren J. Mitchell1977
17Northeastern University Faculty Organization1973-1976
34Northeastern University General Informationn.d., 1976-1978, 1983-1989, 1993, 1997
34Ombudsperson1990-1991, 1995
17Persico Contract1984-1985
17Strike Central/Communiversityca. 1970
34Student Senate1996-1997
17, 19Student Strike (2 folders)1970
34"The Widening Gap in Higher Education," The Chronicle of Higher Education1996
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