University of Arkansas College of Business, Office of the Senior Associate Dean Records

MC 1879.UA

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Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Amy Allen, October 2010

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
University of Arkansas. College of Business
Title
University of Arkansas College of Business, Office of the Senior Associate Dean Records
Inclusive Dates
1981-2005
Identification
MC 1879.UA
Extent
1 linear foot (1 box)
Language
Materials are in English.
Repository
Special Collections Department, 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 Office of the Senior Associate Dean Records were donated to the Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, July 15, 2011, by the College of Business via Bill Curington.

Processing Information

Processed by Amy Allen; completed in November 2010.

Preferred Form of Citation

University of Arkansas College of Business, Office of the Senior Associate Dean (MC 1879.UA), 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 College of Business Administration at the University of Arkansas began as a two year program in 1926 with 21 students under the direction of C.C. Fichtner. The University awarded the first Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1927. The undergraduate degree program received accreditation in 1931. Then in 1937, the program became a full four year college. The following year, enrollment for the college jumped from 138 to 434 students. Enrollment jumped again in 1946 to 734 students and again in 1947 to 1,431 students. In September 1947, a new building opened called the Business Administration Building. Along with undergraduate programs, graduate programs steadily grew during the 20th century. The Master of Science in Business Administration was established in 1930, renamed the Master of Business Administration in 1950, and accredited in 1963. A Master of Accountancy, Master of Information Systems and Master of Arts in Economics followed. The Doctor of Philosophy in economics was established in 1950 and the Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration was established in 1959. With the growth in academic programs came spatial and financial growth as well.

In 1978, the college moved to a building on Ozark Avenue, and the vacated building south of Old Main was renamed Ozark Hall. In 1996, the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation gave $7.4 million gift to construct and equip the Donald D. Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development. In 1998, the Walton Family Charitable Foundation gave $50 million, the largest gift ever received by a public business school, to establish an endowment for the college. This endowment allowed for addition of faculty, staff, classrooms and scholarships along with the development of new programs and research centers. That same year, the college was renamed the Sam M. Walton College of Business Administration. The name was shortened to the Sam M. Walton College of Business in 2000. The college continued to expand in the 21st century with the addition of Willard J. Walker Hall in 2007.

As of 2010, the college supports 10 different research centers and offers degree programs in accounting, economics, finance, information systems, international business, marketing and logistics, and management. Bill Curington is the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Research and is co-director of the Office of Global Engagement. Dr. Curington joined the University of Arkansas faculty in the department of economics in 1980. He was promoted to professor in 1989 and promoted to his current position in 1995. He also served as Coordinator of Graduate Studies in Economics from 1986-1995. Dr. Curington was involved in the implementation of a Graduate School of Business and the Walton College Honors Program. He has served on a number of committees for the university and the business college. A few of these committees are represented in this collection.

Scope and Content Note

Materials were collected by the office of Bill Curington, Senior Associate Dean of the Walton College of Business. The collection includes correspondence, plans, reports, proposals, presentations, policies and news clippings. Materials come from activities of the College of Business and activities of a number of commissions, committees, and task forces.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by type in order: Commissions, Committees and Task Forces; Grant Materials; Presentations; Reports; Walton Foundation Materials; and General Administration. Files are arranged in alphabetical order within each group except for Commissions, Committees and Task Forces, where supporting materials are grouped with official materials for each committee and task force.

Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

2010 Commission Materials, 2001-2005

Box 1 Folder 2

Core Curriculum Committee Correspondence, 1985-1996; n.d.

Box 1 Folder 3

Business College Curriculum Correspondence, 1994-2003

Box 1 Folder 4

Core Curriculum Materials, 1989-1994; n.d.

Box 1 Folder 5

State Minimum Core Curricula for Arkansas Institutions of Higher Education, 1991-1992

Box 1 Folder 6

State Minimum Core Curricula for Arkansas Institutions of Higher Education, 1996

Box 1 Folder 7

State Minimum Core Curricula for Arkansas Institutions of Higher Education, 1997

Box 1 Folder 8

Graduate Date Subcommittee Report, May 8, 1996

Box 1 Folder 9

Integrated Student Information System (ISIS) Steering Committee, September 23, 2003

Box 1 Folder 10

Registration and Class Scheduling Systems Coordinating Committee Materials, 1995-2000

Box 1 Folder 11

Registration Statistics Materials, 1981-1991

Box 1 Folder 12

Task Force on Undergraduate Advising and Counseling Report, 1994

Box 1 Folder 13

Strategies for Improvement from the Arkansas State Board of Higher Education, January 28, 1994

Box 1 Folder 14

Retention and Graduate Report, 1994

Box 1 Folder 15

Policy on Academic Progress, Suspension and Dismissal Materials, 1995; n.d.

Box 1 Folder 16

Recruiting, Advising and Retention Plan Correspondence, 1996-2008; n.d.

Box 1 Folder 17

Recruiting, Advising and Retention Plan Materials, 1998-2002

Box 1 Folder 18

Office of Admissions Performance Assessment Final Report, June 23, 1997

Box 1 Folder 19

Retention Task Force Materials, 1999-2000

Box 1 Folder 20

University of Arkansas Students' Reported Reasons for Withdrawal, 2004-2005

Box 1 Folder 21

Teaching and Research Grants Materials, 1996-2004

Box 1 Folder 22

Transportation Institute Grant Proposal, 2002

Box 1 Folder 23

Higher Education Funding in Arkansas Presentation, August 27, 2003

Box 1 Folder 24

Ron Loveless Presentation, April 28, 2004

Box 1 Folder 25

Roy and Joann Mitte Foundation Presentation, October 22, 2001

Box 1 Folder 26

Technology Awareness Program (TAP) Presentation, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 27

Annual Scholarship Report, 2001

Box 1 Folder 28

Annual Scholarship Report, 2002

Box 1 Folder 29

Annual Scholarship Report, 2003

Box 1 Folder 30

Business College Strategic Objectives Materials, November 16, 2001

Box 1 Folder 31

Walton College of Business Information Technology Research Center Annual Report, 2002-2003

Box 1 Folder 32

Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation Donation Materials, 1998

Box 1 Folder 33

Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation Stewardship Report Materials, 1998-1999

Box 1 Folder 34

Walton Endowment Scholarship and Assistantship Policy, 1998-1999

Box 1 Folder 35

Walton Endowment Report, 1999-2000

Box 1 Folder 36

General Correspondence, 1991-2003

Box 1 Folder 37

Minority Affairs Materials, 1994-1996; n.d.

Box 1 Folder 38

Publicity Materials, 1998-2002

Box 1 Folder 39

Organization Charts, 1995-1996

Box 1 Folder 40

Personnel Document on Evaluative Criteria...Correspondence , 1996-2002

Box 1 Folder 41

Personnel Document on Evaluative Criteria… Materials , 1996

Box 1 Folder 42

Personnel Document on Evaluative Criteria… Materials , 2001

Box 1 Folder 43

Personnel Document on Evaluative Criteria… Materials , 2004

Box 1 Folder 44

Vision: Planning for Progress Materials , 2000-2005

Box 1 Folder 45

Wal-Mart Partnership Distance Education MBA Program Materials, 1999-2000

END OF COLLECTION

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