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Florida State University Undergraduate Policy Committee Minutes

 Collection — Box: 1813
Identifier: MSS 2007-021

Scope and Contents

The Florida State University (FSU) Undergraduate Policy Committee Minutes document the discussions of its predecessor organization, the FSU Undergraduate Policy Council. The records consist of memoranda and minutes. There are gaps in the records, which cover only 1973 and portions of 1979 and 1981.

Topics include academic advising, admission of undergraduate students to graduate courses, Council functions, development of computer registration at FSU, final examination schedules, remediation programs for entering students with deficiencies in English and mathematics, and requirements for FSU's Liberal Studies program.


  • created: January 24, 1973 - March 12, 1981
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1973


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

To request permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from the archives, please contact Heritage & University Archives, Florida State University Libraries, Tallahassee, Florida. Researchers must obtain separate permission from the copyright holders of material held within University Archives collections for which the institution does not hold copyright.

Biographical or Historical Information

Still in existence as of 2007, the Florida State University (FSU) Undergraduate Policy Committee was first cited in the 1973 Faculty Handbook, when it was the Undergraduate Policy Council. Its purpose was to consider university-wide policies relating to undergraduate academic affairs.

According to the Bylaws of the FSU Faculty Senate, the Council originally comprised 20 faculty members appointed by the Faculty Senate Steering Committee for staggered three-year terms, one undergraduate student appointed for a one-year term by the President of Student Government, and the Executive Vice President or designee, ex-officio. The Council elected its own chairperson from among its faculty representatives.

During the period covered by these minutes, Bruce Bickley was the Chairperson. The Council made its recommendations to the Steering Committee, which transmitted the recommendations to the Faculty Senate for action. In the late 1970s, the Undergraduate Policy Council became the Undergraduate Policy Committee, and consisted of 11 faculty members, no more than three being from any one school, appointed by the Faculty Senate Steering Committee, with the advice and consent of the Faculty Senate.


1.00 folders

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Arrangement Note

Arrangement is chronological.

Method of Acquisition

Cannot be determined.

Existence and Location of Originals

Portions of collection available online?: No

Processing Information

Processed by Burt Altman in August 2007

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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

116 Honors Way
PO Box 3062047
Tallahassee FL 32306-2047 US