Collection Number: 40038

Collection Title: University Reaccreditation Office of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1993-1995

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Size 6.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 4800 items)
Abstract Since 1957, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has required the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and other member institutions to conduct periodic, formal self-studies as part of the process of accreditation by the Association. In 1993, with the creation of the Self-Study Steering Committee, the University began a process that ended in 1995 with the publication of a lengthy self-study report and a visit by the Southern Association's Reaffirmation Committee. The University Reaccreditation Office was established to provide clerical and administrative support to the Steering Committee and its task forces; it was disbanded at the conclusion of the self-study. Records include correspondence and other materials relating to the University's 1993-1995 self-study, including files of the task forces appointed to study the various aspects of the University's programs and services. Also included are the report of the Reaffirmation Committee of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the University's self-study report with numerous supporting documents.
Creator University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. University Reaccreditation Office.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the University Reaccreditation Office of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records #40038, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Periodic transfer from the offices that create these records.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Since 1957 the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has required the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and other member institutions to conduct periodic, formal self-studies as part of the process of accreditation by the association. In its 1985 self-study, the university examined its role as a research university. In 1995 it reaffirmed its commitment to teaching.

Preparation for the self-study began in the spring of 1993, when Professor of English Darryl J. Gless was appointed to chair the twenty-one-member Steering Committee. After meeting throughout the spring of 1993, the committee appointed task forces on administrative processes; undergraduate programs; graduate and professional programs; continuing education, outreach, and service programs; faculty; educational support services; student development services; and intercollegiate athletics. Each task force had two goals: first, to determine if the university had met the standards set by the Commission on Colleges' Criteria for Accreditation, and second, to suggest ways in which the university might improve teaching. The task forces submitted their reports to the Steering Committee in May 1994. After reviewing them, the Steering Committee distributed the reports to the University community for additional comment and criticism.

The University Reaccreditation Office was established to provide clerical and administrative support to the Steering Committee and its task forces. It was disbanded after the self-study was complete. The records of the office consist largely of the files of the various task forces and supporting documents used by them in the preparation of the self-study report. Also included are copies of the self-study report and the report of the Reaffirmation Committee of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Records include correspondence and other materials relating to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's 1993-1995 self-study, including files of the task forces appointed to study the various aspects of the university's programs and services. Also included are the report of the Reaffirmation Committee of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the university's self-study report with numerous supporting documents.

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Contents list

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Box 1

Administrative Processes, Task Force on: General, 1993-1994 #40038, Subseries: "1.2. Task Force Files." Box 1

Administrative Processes, Task Force on: Survey of Deans, Directors, and Department Heads, 1994 #40038, Subseries: "1.2. Task Force Files." Box 1

Administrative Processes, Task Force on: Survey of University Communicators, 1994 #40038, Subseries: "1.2. Task Force Files." Box 1

Continuing Education, Outreach, and Service Programs, Task Force on, 1993-1994 #40038, Subseries: "1.2. Task Force Files." Box 1

Educational Support Services, Task Force on, 1993-1995 #40038, Subseries: "1.2. Task Force Files." Box 1

Faculty, Task Force on, 1993-1995 #40038, Subseries: "1.2. Task Force Files." Box 1

Graduate and Professional Programs, Task Force on, 1993-1994 #40038, Subseries: "1.2. Task Force Files." Box 1

Institutional Effectiveness, Task Force on: General, 1993-1995 #40038, Subseries: "1.2. Task Force Files." Box 1

Institutional Effectiveness, Task Force on: Survey of Departments on Evaluation and Improvement Processes, 1994 #40038, Subseries: "1.2. Task Force Files." Box 1

Intercollegiate Athletics, Task Force on, 1993-1995 #40038, Subseries: "1.2. Task Force Files." Box 1

Student Development Services, Task Force on, 1993-1994 #40038, Subseries: "1.2. Task Force Files." Box 1

Undergraduate Programs, Task Force on: General, 1993-1995 #40038, Subseries: "1.2. Task Force Files." Box 1

Undergraduate Programs, Task Force on: Faculty Survey, 1994 #40038, Subseries: "1.2. Task Force Files." Box 1

Undergraduate Programs, Task Force on: Graduate Instructor Survey, 1994 #40038, Subseries: "1.2. Task Force Files." Box 1

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Lists of the supporting documents are filed with the documents; please, note that some are not available in University Archives. The lists are annotated with call number locations for most of the latter. Consult staff about any document you cannot find.

Box 2

All Useful Learning: Institutional Self-Study Report, 1995 #40038, Series: "2. Self-Study Report and Supporting Documents." Box 2

Supporting Documents: Chapter 1: Institutional Effectiveness #40038, Series: "2. Self-Study Report and Supporting Documents." Box 2

Supporting Documents: Chapter 2: Administration #40038, Series: "2. Self-Study Report and Supporting Documents." Box 2

Supporting Documents: Chapter 3: The Educational Environment #40038, Series: "2. Self-Study Report and Supporting Documents." Box 2

Box 3

Supporting Documents: Educational Programs: Introduction #40038, Series: "2. Self-Study Report and Supporting Documents." Box 3

Supporting Documents: Chapter 4: Undergraduate Program #40038, Series: "2. Self-Study Report and Supporting Documents." Box 3

Supporting Documents: Chapter 5: Graduate and Professional #40038, Series: "2. Self-Study Report and Supporting Documents." Box 3

Supporting Documents: Chapter 6: Continuing, Education, Outreach, and Service Programs #40038, Series: "2. Self-Study Report and Supporting Documents." Box 3

Supporting Documents: Chapter 7: Faculty #40038, Series: "2. Self-Study Report and Supporting Documents." Box 3

Box 4

Supporting Documents: Chapter 8: Educational Support Service #40038, Series: "2. Self-Study Report and Supporting Documents." Box 4

Supporting Documents: Chapter 9: Student Development Services #40038, Series: "2. Self-Study Report and Supporting Documents." Box 4

Supporting Documents: Chapter 10: Intercollegiate Athletics #40038, Series: "2. Self-Study Report and Supporting Documents." Box 4

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