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University of Arkansas Accreditation Records

Manuscript Collection 747

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444
specoll@uark.edu

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Amy Allen and Heath Robinson, 2014

Materials are in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
University of Arkansas
Title
University of Arkansas Accreditation Records
Inclusive Dates
1969-1986
Bulk Dates
1985-1986
Identification
MC 747
Extent
8.5 linear feet (17 boxes)
Repository
Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

The University of Arkansas Accreditation Records were donated to Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries in 1987 through Carolyn Morgan.

Processing Information

Amy Allen, Janelle Pacheco, and Heath Robinson; completed in February 2014.

Preferred Form of Citation

University of Arkansas Accreditation Records (MC 747), Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Historical Note

The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville was first accredited in 1924 by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (NCA), and in 1953 the University was first accredited to give doctoral degrees. In March of 1985, a committee was assigned to oversee the creation of a self-study report in preparation for the upcoming 1986 doctoral accreditation evaluation. This committee was headed by Nancy Ellen Talburt, assistant vice chancellor of academic affairs. Together, the committee members gathered and assessed reports from departments and offices around campus. The self-study reports were then condensed into the 1986 “Institutional Self-Study: Prepared for the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools / University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.” The report was meant to address several concerns made by the NCA in 1981, as well as to prepare the University for the upcoming evaluation. On October 13-15, 1986, a team of eight people appointed by the NCA came to the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville to assess the University’s eligibility for continued doctoral accreditation. The team recommended continued accreditation in a document titled “Report of a Visit to the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, October 13-15, 1986 for the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.”

Scope and Content Note

Series 1-3 consist of self study reports. Series 4 consists of self-study reports and other department reports.

Arrangement of the Papers

Original order of folders was retained. Series are as follows:

  1. Series I: Academic Departments
  2. Series II: Colleges and Schools
  3. Series III: Administrative Departments
  4. Series IV: Individual Department Accreditations

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

series I: ,

8 Boxes

Series I consists of self-study reports submitted from academic departments. Folders retain their original order. Folders are grouped by college or school and then arranged alphabetically by department.

Box 1

series I Box 1 Folder 1

Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, December 9, 1985

series I Box 1 Folder 2

Agricultural and Extension Education, December 6, 1985

series I Box 1 Folder 3

Agronomy, December 23, 1985

series I Box 1 Folder 4

Animal Sciences, December 11, 1985

Box 2

series I Box 2 Folder 1

Entomology, December 7, 1985

series I Box 2 Folder 2

Food Sciences, November 26, 1985

series I Box 2 Folder 3

Home Economics, December 11, 1985

series I Box 2 Folder 4

Horticulture and Forestry, December 6, 1985

series I Box 2 Folder 5

Plant Pathology, December 10, 1985

Box 3

series I Box 3 Folder 1

Landscape Architecture, December 6, 1985

series I Box 3 Folder 2

Architecture Program, December 13, 1985

series I Box 3 Folder 3

Anthropology, December 7, 1985

series I Box 3 Folder 4

Art, December 13, 1985

series I Box 3 Folder 5

Botany and Microbiology, December 11, 1985

series I Box 3 Folder 6

Chemistry, December 9, 1985

Box 4

series I Box 4 Folder 1

Communication, December 9, 1985

series I Box 4 Folder 2

Computer Science, December 10, 1985

series I Box 4 Folder 3

Drama, December 9, 1985

series I Box 4 Folder 4

English, December 10, 1985

series I Box 4 Folder 5

Foreign Languages, ca. 1985

series I Box 4 Folder 6

Geography, December 10, 1985

series I Box 4 Folder 7

Geology, June 7, 1985

series I Box 4 Folder 8

History, December 10, 1985

series I Box 4 Folder 9

Journalism, ca. 1985

series I Box 4 Folder 10

Mathematical Sciences, December 10, 1985

series I Box 4 Folder 11

Music, December 9, 1985

Box 5

series I Box 5 Folder 1

Philosophy, December 4, 1985

series I Box 5 Folder 2

Physics, December 9, 1985

series I Box 5 Folder 3

Political Science, ca. 1985

series I Box 5 Folder 4

Psychology, December 10, 1985

series I Box 5 Folder 5

Sociology, December 5, 1985

series I Box 5 Folder 6

Zoology, December 9, 1985

series I Box 5 Folder 7

Accounting, November 20, 1985

series I Box 5 Folder 8

Data Processing and Quantitative Analysis, December 3, 1985

series I Box 5 Folder 9

Economics, December 10, 1985

series I Box 5 Folder 10

Finance, December 9, 1985

series I Box 5 Folder 11

Management, December 6, 1985

series I Box 5 Folder 12

Marketing, December 9, 1985

Box 6

series I Box 6 Folder 1

Office Systems Management, November 9, 1985

series I Box 6 Folder 2

Health, Physical Education and Recreation [1 of 3], December 16, 1985

series I Box 6 Folder 3

Health, Physical Education and Recreation [2 of 3], December 16, 1985

series I Box 6 Folder 4

Health, Physical Education and Recreation [3 of 3], December 16, 1985

series I Box 6 Folder 5

Rehabilitation Education and Research, November 22, 1985

series I Box 6 Folder 6

School Service Personnel, December 16, 1985

series I Box 6 Folder 7

Teacher Education, December 12, 1985

Box 7

series I Box 7 Folder 1

Vocational Education, December 17, 1985

series I Box 7 Folder 2

Agricultural Engineering, December 9, 1985

series I Box 7 Folder 3

Chemical Engineering, February 1986

series I Box 7 Folder 4

Computer Science Engineering, December 4, 1985

series I Box 7 Folder 5

Civil Engineering, December 1, 1985

series I Box 7 Folder 6

Electrical Engineering, November 21, 1985

Box 8

series I Box 8 Folder 1

Industrial Engineering, December 18, 1985

series I Box 8 Folder 2

Mechanical Engineering, December 10, 1985

series I Box 8 Folder 3

Aerospace Studies, Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), December 10, 1985

series I Box 8 Folder 4

Military Science, (ROTC), December 9, 1985

series II: ,

1 Box

Series II consists of self-study reports from the colleges and schools. Folders retain their original order.

Box 1

series II Box 1 Folder 1

College of Agriculture and Home Economics, January 1986

series II Box 1 Folder 2

School of Architecture, January 2, 1986

series II Box 1 Folder 3

College of Arts and Sciences, January 14, 1986

series II Box 1 Folder 4

College of Business Administration, January 13, 1986

series II Box 1 Folder 5

College of Education, January 8, 1986

series II Box 1 Folder 6

Division of Continuing Education, January 13, 1986

series II Box 1 Folder 7

College of Engineering, January 20, 1986

series II Box 1 Folder 8

Graduate School, January 24, 1986

series II Box 1 Folder 9

School of Law, February 17, 1986

series III: ,

5 Boxes

Series III consists of self-study reports from each administrative department. Folders retain their original order.

Box 1

series III Box 1 Folder 1

Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration, November 20, 1985

series III Box 1 Folder 2

Director of Admissions, November 1985

series III Box 1 Folder 3

Director of Alumni Affairs, November 15, 1985

series III Box 1 Folder 4

Director of Athletics, December 2, 1985

series III Box 1 Folder 5

Director of Computing Services, November 20, 1985

series III Box 1 Folder 6

Vice Chancellor of Institutional Planning and Development, ca. 1985

series III Box 1 Folder 7

Director of Human Relations, November 20, 1985

series III Box 1 Folder 8

Director of Information, November 20, 1985

series III Box 1 Folder 9

Director of Institutional Research, November 15, 1985

Box 2

series III Box 2 Folder 1

Director of Libraries, November 15, 1985

series III Box 2 Folder 2

Director of Personnel Services, November 20, 1985

series III Box 2 Folder 3

Director of Physical Plant, November 11, 1985

series III Box 2 Folder 4

Director of Printing Services [1 of 3], November 7, 1985

series III Box 2 Folder 5

Director of Printing Services [2 of 3], November 7, 1985

series III Box 2 Folder 6

Director of Printing Services [3 of 3], November 7, 1985

series III Box 2 Folder 7

Director of Public Safety, November 20, 1985

series III Box 2 Folder 8

Director of Research and Sponsored Programs, November 15, 1985

Box 3

series III Box 3 Folder 1

Director of the Student Health Center, November 8, 1985

series III Box 3 Folder 2

Director of Transit and Parking, March 5, 1986

series III Box 3 Folder 3

Director of the University Museum, January 24, 1986

series III Box 3 Folder 4

Director of University Relations, December 18, 1985

series III Box 3 Folder 5

Director of the Water Resources Research Center, November 12, 1985

series III Box 3 Folder 6

Director of Records, January 27, 1986

series III Box 3 Folder 7

Director of the Academic Development Office, November 25, 1985

series III Box 3 Folder 8

Director of the University of Arkansas Press, November 12, 1985

series III Box 3 Folder 9

Director of Mailing Services, November 15, 1985

Box 4

series III Box 4 Folder 1

Director of Student Financial Aid, November 15, 1985

series III Box 4 Folder 2

Director of Career Planning and Placement, November 15, 1985

series III Box 4 Folder 3

Director of Residence Dining Services, November 5, 1985

series III Box 4 Folder 4

Director of Residence Life and Services, November 22, 1985

series III Box 4 Folder 5

Director of the Arkansas Union, November 11, 1985

series III Box 4 Folder 6

Acting Director of the Student Development Center, November 15, 1985

series III Box 4 Folder 7

Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station, November 15, 1985

Box 5

series III Box 5 Folder 1

Director of the Biomass Research Center, November 15, 1985

series III Box 5 Folder 2

Interim Director of Cooperative Extension, November 6, 1985

series III Box 5 Folder 3

Manager of the Bookstore, November 12, 1985

series III Box 5 Folder 4

Associate Vice Chancellor for Financial Affairs, November 6, 1985

series III Box 5 Folder 5

Associate Vice Chancellor for Administration, November 15, 1985

series III Box 5 Folder 6

Associate Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs, November 20, 1985

series III Box 5 Folder 7

Acting Treasurer, November 14, 1985

series III Box 5 Folder 8

Director of the American Language and Culture Institute, November 15, 1985

series IV: ,

3 Boxes

Series IV consists of specialized reports from departments requiring additional accreditation. Folders are arranged by department.

Box 1

series IV Box 1 Folder 1

Architecture Program Report to the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) [1 of 3], 1986

series IV Box 1 Folder 2

Architecture Program Report to the NAAB [2 of 3], 1986

series IV Box 1 Folder 3

Architecture Program Report to the NAAB [3 of 3], 1986

series IV Box 1 Folder 4

Landscape Architecture Program Report, 1986

series IV Box 1 Folder 5

Chemistry and Biochemistry Department Self Study Report to Arkansas Department of Higher Education, 1986

series IV Box 1 Folder 6

Music Department Annual Reports to the National Association of the School of Music (NASM), 1974-1982

series IV Box 1 Folder 7

Music Department Annual Reports to the NASM, 1983-1986

Box 2

series IV Box 2 Folder 1

Music Department Self-Survey Report to the NASM, September 1, 1969

series IV Box 2 Folder 2

Music Department Self-Survey Report to the NASM [1 of 2], January 24, 1980

series IV Box 2 Folder 3

Music Department Self-Survey Report to the NASM [2 of 2], January 24, 1980

series IV Box 2 Folder 4

School of Nursing Profile [copy 1], January 1973

series IV Box 2 Folder 5

School of Nursing Profile [copy 2], January 1973

series IV Box 2 Folder 6

Associate Degree Nursing Program, Volume 1 [copy 1], February 1981

series IV Box 2 Folder 7

Associate Degree Nursing Program, Volume 1 [copy 2], February 1981

Box 3

series IV Box 3 Folder 1

Associate Degree Nursing Program, Volume 2 [copy 1], February 1981

series IV Box 3 Folder 2

Associate Degree Nursing Program, Volume 2 [copy 2], February 1981

series IV Box 3 Folder 3

Speech Pathology - Audiology Report [copy 1], 1987

series IV Box 3 Folder 4

Speech Pathology - Audiology Report [copy 2], 1987

END OF COLLECTION