Office of Undergraduate Education Records, 1940 -- 2018


Title: Office of Undergraduate Education Records
Dates: 1940 -- 2018
Bulk Dates: 1985 -- 2013
Creator: Dean of Undergraduate Education
Call Number: UA049
Size: 80.8 Linear Feet, 70 boxes and 1 oversize folder, 23 Digital Object(s), 23 digital objects comprising 181 files., 9.5 Megabytes
Language(s): English  
Permanent URL:
    Digital Collections and Archives, Tufts University


The collection contains subject files, committee records, administrative and student records from the plan of study program, publications from the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, and records from the Dean of Undergraduate Education.


This collection is organized into eight series: Subject files; Committees; Publications; Plan of study; Student files; Degree sheets; Dean of Undergraduate Education records; and Unprocessed accessions.


Biographical / Historical

The Office of Undergraduate Education provides educational programs, academic support, and opportunities for research and post-graduate fellowships for graduate students and undergraduates in the schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering. This office oversees undergraduate academic policy, degree requirements and the senior degree certificate, academic support and pre-major advising, and orientation events for the various schools within Tufts. As of 2014, the office was renamed the Office of Academic Advising and Undergraduate Studies after the merge of the offices of the Associate Deans of Undergraduate Education, the Academic Resource Center, and the professional advising staff. As of March 2020, the office was renamed from the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Education to the Office of Undergraduate Education.

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.

Preferred Citation

Office of Undergraduate Education Records, 1940 -- 2018. Tufts University. Digital Collections and Archives. Medford, MA.

Collection History

Processing Notes

In the plan of study series, there is a divider indicating "current students," between folders 81 and 82 (between date ranges 78-82 and 83-85) which I believe is in the correct location, but there is another divider indicating "withdrawn students," which seems to have been moved at some point because it is now at the end of the box. An internship folder in Box 6 contains correspondence dating from 77-80. The internship booklet in Box 12 was added with the publication series. ACL folders (Plan of study course number) from subject files were moved to the plan of study series because they contained the same material as the administrative files in the plan of study series. Committee Folders found in the Subject Files were moved to the Committee Files series. Within subject files, files of sample mailings were relabeled so that they would all be together under 'Mailing, etc.' For example "Freshmen mailing, Fall '78" was reworded as "Mailing, Freshmen, Fall '78". In October 2020, Jane Kelly, Records and Accessioning Archivist, processed accession 2011.050, the Dean of Undergraduate Education records.

This collection is partially processed.

Subjects and Genre Terms

Series Description

  1. Subject Files, 1940 -- 1989

    This series consists of subject files, arranged alphabetically dating predominantly from the 1970s through the 1980s. The files contain correspondence including related statistics, administrative records, forms, and reports.

  2. Committees, 1954 -- 1988

    This series consists of files by various committees. The files contain correspondence, agendas, and minutes.

  3. Publications, 1975 -- 2018

    This series consists of publications by the office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, other Tufts bodies, and outside agencies.

  4. Plan of Study, 1970 -- 1985

    This series contains files of Plan of Study/Independent Study majors. The files consist of student folders including applications for plans of study and administrative files.

  5. Student files, 1985 -- 2013

    This series contains files related to undergraduate Engineering students.

  6. Degree Sheets, 2003 -- 2011

    This series contains degree sheets, many of which have transcripts attached, from the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Education.

  7. Dean of Undergraduate Education records, circa 2003 -- 2010

    This series contains records created or compiled by individual Deans of Undergraduate Education.

    1. 7.1. Jim Glaser records, circa 2003 -- 2010

      This series contains records created or compiled by Jim Glaser, Dean of Undergraduate Education from approximately 2003 through 2010. These records include reports, meeting agendas and minutes, resolutions, committee documents, data, communications, and memos. Records include information on academic policies and programs, the undergraduate experience, teaching awards, scholarships, and the reorganization of the School of Arts, Sciences, & Engineering.

  8. Additional accessions