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School of Education Records of The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Robert L. Church

 Collection
Identifier: 14/17

  • Staff Only
The series, arranged in twenty six boxes, is comprised of the administrative records of Robert L. Church, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Education, 1974-1979. The bulk of the records date from 1974 to 1979 and document Church's deanship at the School of Education. A small amount of materials relate to Church's position as faculty member of the School of Education (1970-1974) prior to becoming the associate dean. A very small amount of records in the series are from his predecessor, Dean James Neal (1965-1974). Some correspondence dates from Church's tenure as dean of the summer session, 1979-1980. These relate to his involvement in committees of the School of Education.

The School of Education's associate dean for academic affairs is responsible administratively for the School's degree programs. Program development, financial aid, graduate student admissions, student recruitment, and faculty assignments all fall under the purview of the office. Among the associate dean's chief responsibilities is coordination of teacher certification policies and programs for the entire University. The associate dean serves also as the School of Education's liaison with the University's Graduate School.

The activities of the associate dean are documented in five subseries of records: general correspondence, committees, projects and studies, general administrative files, and professional organizations. The general correspondence is comprised of Church's letters with the Northwestern faculty, staff, students, and administrators, as well as with colleagues from outside the university.

Dates

  • 1965-1986
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1974-1979

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact us at archives@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3136 to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

26.00 Boxes

Abstract

The series, arranged in twenty six boxes, is comprised of the administrative records of Robert L. Church, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Education, 1974-1979. The bulk of the records document Church's deanship at the School of Education. A small amount of materials relate to Church's position as faculty member of the School of Education (1970-1974) prior to becoming the associate dean. The activities of the associate dean are documented in five subseries of records: general correspondence, committees, projects and studies, general administrative files, and professional organizations. The general correspondence is comprised of Church's letters with the Northwestern faculty, staff, students, and administrators, as well as with colleagues from outside the university.

Arrangement Note

The papers are arranged alphabetically by folder title, then chronologically.

Method of Acquisition

See paper finding aid.

Separated Materials

One folder of duplicate memoranda from Dean B.J. Chandler, School of Education, and two boxes of professional organizations materials were discarded. One folder of Church's correspondence (1979-1983) as dean of the summer session, and one folder of memos to the faculty (1980-1985) by David Wiley, Dean of the School of Education, were transferred to the University Archives' general reference files.

Processing Information

James Andorfer, Jason Slimon, Timothy Waltz, and Tyler O. Walters; June 13, 1989.
Title
Guide to the School of Education Records of The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Robert L. Church
Author
James Andorfer, Jason Slimon, Timothy Waltz, Tyler O. Walters
Date
01/06/1990
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3354