Records of Faculty Meetings

1909-1965
University Archives #UA04-01
Creator(s)
Physical description
2 Cubic Feet, 28 items
Preferred Citation
[Item description]. Records of Faculty Meetings.  UA04-01, Box [number].  University Archives, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.
Repository
East Carolina University Archives
Access
The collection is open for research use.

Includes minutes of meetings of the college faculty and meeting minutes and correspondence of faculty sub-committees.


Biographical/historical information

East Carolina Teachers Training School opened in 1909 with eleven faculty members.

President Wright asked for a discussion of the course of study with view to the adjustment of the work to meet the demands of the present enrollment of the school.

In 1935, under President Meadows, the faculty relied on the faculty to assume multitudinous duties involved in running the college by creating a committee system. Standing committee of the faculty went from four under President Wright to twenty-nine under President Meadows. By the 1950s, the faculty had grown so large that faculty meetings were no longer an efficient method of governing the college and the faculty had fewer and fewer responsibilities. That changed under President Jenkins tenure beginning in 1960. By 1964, President Jenkins, reconizing that the "faculty meetings have grown so large that they almost preclude the judcious treatment of the real problems of this college," invited the faculty to investigate the possibility of establishing a Faculty Senate. The first Faculty Senate meeting was held in March 1965 (see UA04.02.)


Scope and arrangement

The Records of Faculty Meetings, 1909-1965 include five ledgers of minutes of meetings of the entire faculty. The faculty met once a week until 1931 when they began to meet at least once a month, sometimes more often. In 1960, the faculty was so large they began to meet once a quarter. From 1909 until 1941 the meeting minutes are handwritten. The collection also includes meeting minutes and correspondence from faculty subcommittees including the Faculty Entertainment Committee from 1912 to 1913; the Faculty Social Activities Committee from 1925 through 1935; and the Faculty Advisory Council from 1927 through 1946.


Administrative information
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Key terms
Corporate Names
East Carolina Teachers Training School--Faculty
East Carolina Teachers Training School--History
Topical
College teachers--North Carolina--Greenville
Education, Higher--North Carolina--History

Container list
Box 1 Minutes of Faculty Meetings, 1909 October 19- 1917 July 18
Box 1 Minutes of Faculty Meetings, 1917 October 2 - 1931 July 15
Box 2 Minutes of Faculty Meetings, 1931 August 10 -1942 March 10
Box 2 Minutes of Faculty Meetings, 1942 May 19 - 1950 November 22
Box 3 Minutes of Faculty Meetings, 1951 March 5 -1967 May 9
Box 4 Minutes of Faculty Entertainment Committee , 1912-1913
Box 4 Minutes and Correspondence of the Faculty Social Activites Committee, 1925-1935
Box 4 Minutes and Correspondence of the Faculty Advisory Council, 1927-1946