Table of Contents
- Descriptive Summary
- Access Information
- Use Information
- Acquisition Information
- Processing Information
- Preferred Form of Citation
- Historical Note
- Scope and Content Note
- Arrangement of the Papers
- Detailed Description of the Collection
- University of Arkansas. College of Business
- University of Arkansas College of Business, Office of the Senior Associate Dean Records
- Inclusive Dates
- MC 1879.UA
- 1 linear foot (1 box)
- Materials are in English.
- Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries
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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.
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"
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||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
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