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Wayne State University Graduate Council Records

 Collection
Identifier: WSR002585
This collection contains materials from the 1930s to the 1980s that include Council minutes, reports, correspondence, faculty recommendations and degrees granted.

Dates

  • 1930 - 1989

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.

Extent

4 Linear Feet ((2 MB, 3 SB) )

Abstract

The Wayne State University Graduate Council is the governing body of the University’s Graduate School. It formulates policies concerning graduate education, sets admission standards for graduate programs. In addition it manages graduate faculty appointments, evaluates applications to all graduate programs, and awards all Ph.D. degrees, select master’s degrees, and interdisciplinary graduate certificates at Wayne State University. The Wayne State University Graduate Council is composed of members elected from the regular graduate faculty of each of the various schools and colleges of the University, at least one graduate student member, the Dean of the Graduate School, and members of the graduate faculty appointed by the Dean of the Graduate School. The Council meets monthly during the academic year, and all meetings are open to the University community. This collection documents the development of Wayne State University's Graduate School, one of the largest graduate schools in the nation. The University’s professional programs were established early in the history of the University and were unified within the newly-created Graduate School in 1933. The records of this collection begin in 1934 with the Wayne University Graduate Council Minutes and finish with records from 1981 in what has become the Wayne State University Graduate Council.

History

The Wayne State University Graduate Council is the governing body of the University’s Graduate School. It formulates policies concerning graduate education, sets admission standards for graduate programs. In addition it manages graduate faculty appointments, evaluates applications to all graduate programs, and awards all Ph.D. degrees, select master’s degrees, and interdisciplinary graduate certificates at Wayne State University. The Wayne State University Graduate Council is composed of members elected from the regular graduate faculty of each of the various schools and colleges of the University, at least one graduate student member, the Dean of the Graduate School, and members of the graduate faculty appointed by the Dean of the Graduate School. The Council meets monthly during the academic year, and all meetings are open to the University community. This collection documents the development of Wayne State University's Graduate School, one of the largest graduate schools in the nation. The University’s professional programs were established early in the history of the University and were unified within the newly-created Graduate School in 1933. The records of this collection begin in 1934 with the Wayne University Graduate Council Minutes and finish with records from 1981 in what has become the Wayne State University Graduate Council.

Arrangement

Arranged in one series. Folders are arranged chronogically.

Acquisition

Material donated by the Wayne State University Graduate School.

Related Materials

Wayne State University Graduate Division Graduate Comment, Wayne State University Graduate School Records, Wayne State University Graduate Division Graduate News, Wayne State University Graduate Degrees Granted Records, Wayne State University Graduate Division Records, Wayne State University Graduate School Records.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Alison Stankrauff on January 29, 2020.
Title
Guide to the Wayne State University Graduate Council Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Alison Stankrauff.
Date
2020-01-29.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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