Fonds AR240 - Commission on Academic Development fonds

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Commission on Academic Development fonds

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CA UVICARCH AR240

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  • 1971-1973 (Creation)
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    University of Victoria (B.C.). Commission on Academic Development

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52 cm of textual records

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The Commission was established by President Farquhar in January 1972 to study and "consider the feasibility of new types of programmes and new areas to be explored...and all aspects of academic growth and development" at UVic. The Commission met with all academic departments and invited submissions from these as well as from individuals. A questionnaire was sent to all students, and a summary of the responses was added as Appendix F of the report. The report was issued late in 1972, and the Appendix volume early in 1973. The Commission consisted of six faculty members, Dr. D.J. MacLaurin as chair, and Dr. G.R. Elliott as secretary. These records were compiled by Dr. John Dewey, who was the deputy chair of the Commission, and a faculty member of the Physics Department. The Commission was also referred to as the "MacLaurin Commission".

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The fonds consists of two series: Commission records series, and Report series. The Commission records series consists of notes of meetings, correspondence, rough notes, submissions, drafts reports, and student responses to the questionnaire. The Report series consists of three copies of a draft of the report revised by President Farquhar, Dr. MacLaurin, and Dr. Jennings; and an original copy of the final report, signed by all members of the committee, and autographed by President Farquhar.

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commission-on-academic-development-fonds

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2013-02-05

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  • English

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