Office of the Dean of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Records, 1893 -- 2006

Overview

Title: Office of the Dean of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Records
Dates: 1893 -- 2006
Bulk Dates: 1970 -- 2001
Creator: Office of the Dean of Arts, Sciences and Engineering
Call Number: UA045
Size: 30.1 Cubic Feet, 28 boxes
Language(s): English  
Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10427/37888
Location:
    Digital Collections and Archives, Tufts University
    archives@tufts.edu
    http://sites.tufts.edu/dca/

Description

This collection contains faculty information, reports, departmental files, campus planning information, correspondence, subject files, and appointment books from the Office of the Dean of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering.

Arrangement

This collection is organized in seven series: Faculty information; Reports; Department files; Building and construction proposals and plans; Subject files; Correspondence; and Appointment books.

Biography/History

Biographical / Historical

The Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences was created in 2001 from a division of the Office of the Dean of Arts, Sciences and Engineering. The Dean of Arts and Sciences is responsible for all undergraduate and graduate departments and programs, as well as research centers and institutes under the scope of Arts and Sciences. The School of Arts and Sciences comprises the College of Liberal Arts, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, as well as the College of Special Studies.

The Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences reports to the Office of the University Provost/Senior Vice President. The Dean of Arts and Sciences works closely with a Leadership Team comprised of Deans of Academic Affairs and Education at both the undergraduate and the graduate level.

Susan Ernst served as Dean of Liberal Arts and Jackson College for Natural and Social Sciences from 1997 to the split of the Office in 2001. In 2001 she was named the Dean of Arts and Sciences, a position she held until 2005. Kevin Dunn served as Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs within the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences from 2002-2005.

Access and Use

Access Restrictions

This collection contains some restricted material. Restrictions related to specific material are listed in the detailed contents list. This collection may require review before it is available for use. Please contact DCA for further details.

Use Restrictions

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see "Reproductions and Use" on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish. Copyright to all materials created by Tufts University employees in the course of their work is held by the Trustees of Tufts University.

Collection History

Processing Notes

This collection was processed by Veronica Martzahl in January 2008. Music building plans in the collection were removed to UA195 by Veronica Martzahl in October 2008.

This collection is processed.

Series Description

  1. Faculty Information, 1970 -- 2004

    This series is composed primarily of three types of records: Department Rosters, Faculty Rosters, and Faculty Information Sheets. The Office of the Dean of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering kept the Department Rosters and Faculty Rosters in three-ring binders. Digital Collections and Archives (DCA) staff removed these records from the binders, and rehoused them in folders. The exact composition of the Department Rosters changed over time, but generally they provide a list of faculty by department along with tenure and salary information. The Department Rosters cover the date range of 1970 to 1998, with gaps for the 1993-94, 1994-95, and 1996-97 academic years, and are arranged chronologically. The exact composition of the Faculty Rosters also changed over time. Generally, they provide information on faculty tenure status, contracts, degrees held and leaves of absence. The Faculty Rosters cover the date range of 1970 to 1997 with no gaps, and are arranged chronologically.

    The Faculty Information Sheets are records completed by faculty members to report their class loads, research goals and progress, and current publications to the Office of the Dean of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering for each academic year. These records primarily encompass the years 1994-1999. However, some documents are from 2002 to 2004--the Office of the Dean of Arts, Sciences and Engineering split into two separate offices in 2001. Due to the close relationship of the records to each other and arrangement at the time they were received, DCA decided not to separate the records. DCA received these records in two separate groups (accessions). The first accession was received in 2004. DCA received the second accession in 2007 and the corresponding accession number is 2008.019. Please see individual folders listings for indication of which accession records belong to. Also, please see Collection Documentation in the DCA office for an item level listing of records received in accession 2008.019. Both accessions are arranged into one alphabetical run by Department.

  2. Reports, 1970 -- 2006

    This series contains general reports of the university received by the Office of the Dean of Arts, Sciences and Engineering, Annual Reports of Departments and Committees submitted to the Office, and Strategic Planning Reports of Departments.

  3. Department Files, 1970 -- 2001

    This series consists of correspondence, proposals, and reports regarding departments and centers that reported to the Office of the Dean of Arts, Sciences and Engineering. Some annual reports may also be included within these files.

  4. Building and Construction Proposals and Plans, 1976 -- 2006

    This series contains materials related to various building projects and proposals on multiple Tufts University Campuses.

  5. Subject Files, 1946 -- 2006

    This series consists of subject files related to special projects and departments, visiting committees and orientations for new departmental chairs.

  6. Correspondence, 1893 -- 2001

    This series consists of correspondence generated in the Office of the Dean of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering by multiple Deans. Multiple Deans of Engineering are represented as different Deans were appointed to various departments within the College of Engineering, such as the Department of Chemical Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Reports on various topics may be interfiled.

  7. Appointment Books, 1990 -- 1997

    This series contains appointment books from the Office of the Dean of Arts, Sciences and Engineering. Specific Deans within this office are represented by the books. The appointment books of Susan Ernst, whose term within the Office covers both before and after the split of the Office are housed in the UA195, Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences Collection.