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Iowa State University. Faculty Council records

 Record Group — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 8/4/3

Scope and Content

The collection (1953-1988, undated) consists of the records of the Iowa State University Faculty Council and its committees including the Academic Affairs Committee, the Curriculum Committee, the Faculty Development and Administration Relations Committee, and the Executive Committee. The files contain meeting agendas and minutes, reports, and correspondence. The collection also includes the Faculty Council's Basic documents, rules and bylaws, and the history of the Faculty Council.


  • Creation: 1953-1988, undated


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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


The Faculty Council was established in 1953 by the General Faculty to facilitate communication between the faculty and the General Faculty, the President, the Provosts, Deans and other administrative officers of the University. Concerned with the general welfare of the faculty and the educational policies of the University , the Council, an advisory body, conducted studies and made recommendations on a variety of topics, including promotion and tenure, curriculum, salaries, and the status of women faculty.

In 1988, the General Faculty and the Iowa Board of Regents approved of the creation of the Faculty Senate and the dissolution of the Faculty Council. The Senate was created to take a more proactive role in the governance of the university versus the advisory role performed by the Council. The Faculty Senate is to act as the representative body of the General Faculty and to conduct the business of the General Faculty. According the Senate's 2000 constitution, the purpose of the Senate was to "have legislative responsibility for general academic and educational policy for the university; conduct studies and advise the faculty, the staff, the student body, the administration, and the Board of Regents on matters within the purview of the General Faculty; and facilitate communication among faculty, staff, students, and the administration and assist in the resolution of conflicts."


8.81 Linear Feet (20 document boxes and 1 half-document box)


The collection is organized Chronologically.

Related collection materials

For further information regarding faculty governance, please see also the Faculty Senate Records, RS 8/4/4.

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

RS 8/4/3. Iowa State University. Faculty Council records, 1953-1988, undated
February 6, 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

403 Parks Library
701 Morrill Road
Iowa State University
Ames Iowa 50011-2102 United States
(515) 294-6672