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Academic Council records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-14.3

Scope and Contents

The records of the Academic Council consist of recordings of meetings of the academic council from 1968 to 1971 on reel to reel tape and from 1971 to 2000 on cassette tape. Also included are microfilm copies of minutes and supporting documents of the Academic Council meetings from 1955 to 1981. There are also microfilm copies of only the minutes with no supporting documents from October 1967 to June 1978.

Also included is one memo about the creation of the Committee on the Improvement, Evaluation and Rewards on Teaching (CIERT) in 1992, minutes, and an annual report (1970).


  • Creation: 1955 - 2000


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Historical Note

“Academic Council is composed of all members of Faculty Council plus representatives of student governance and representatives of the administration. Academic Council acts on matters brought before it by Executive Committee of Academic Council, the President or Provost. The Council also participates in all major issues related to educational policy.” (MSU Academic Governance website- Organizational Chart). The Secretary for Academic Governance is now the official record keeper for all Academic Governance offices.


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Language of Materials


Existence and Location of Copies

Duplicate cassettes are located in Wells Hall, Room A-18.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University

Property Rights: Michigan State University

Academic Council Records
3 Ready For Cataloging
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US