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University of Central Florida Office of Graduate Studies Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA18I

Scope and Contents

This collection encompasses the records of the Office of Graduate Studies from 1970 until 1991. It includes information on the different graduate programs at both FTU and UCF, including how they were initiated at the Universities. Much of this information is in program initiation proposals, designed by the faculty of a particular college to receive the funding necessary from the state to begin a new graduate program. For some programs there are also specialized reports and correspondence related to the program's initiation and implementation.

Series I: General, 1983-1990 includes general information on the graduate programs at the University. It also includes the requests for master's degree oral examinations.

Series II: College of Arts and Sciences, 1970-1991 contains materials related to the various graduate programs of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University.

Series III: College of Business Administration, 1969-1991 consists of information on the various graduate programs of the College of Business Administration at the University.

Series IV: College of Education, 1969-1990 includes information on the various graduate programs of the College of Education at the University.

Series V: College of Engineering, 1969-1989 contains materials related to the various graduate programs of the College of Engineering at the University.

Series VI: College of Health and Public Affairs, 1970-1991 consists of information on the various graduate programs of the College of Health and Public Affairs at the University.

Series VII: College of Extended Studies, 1980-1982 includes information on the various programs offered by the College of Extended Studies.

Dates

  • Created: 1969-1991

Creator

Access

The entire collection is open for research.

Copyright Statement

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical or Historical Information

This collection spans the Office of Graduate Studies from 1969 until 1991. During this time the Office changed names and directors numerous times. In the 1970-71 school year the Office was under the Vice President for Academic Affairs and was coordinated by Leslie L. Ellis, who held the title of the Director of Research and Graduate Studies. In 1971 his title was changed to the Dean of Research and Graduate studies, and again in 1974 to the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Research and Graduate Studies.

In 1979 Ellis left the position and it was held as an acting position by Frank E. Juge until 1981. In the 1981-1982 school year the position was held by Bernard Ostle. The Office changed titles and directors in 1982. The Office became the Office of the Vice President of Research and Dean of Graduate Studies, where it remained until the 1987-88 school year, where it again became an entity of the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs. Under both of these titles, the Office was directed by Louis M. Trefonas. Also, during this time Florida Technological University became the University of Central Florida in 1979.

Extent

6 boxes (6.0 Linear Feet)

Abstract

This collection encompasses the Office of Graduate Studies at Florida Technological University and the University of Central Florida from 1970 until 1991. Although the Office changed names and directors numerous times throughout the twenty year time span of the collection, it collected the same information on how various graduate programs at the University were initiated and information about the programs once they were begun.

Arrangement Note

This collection is arranged in seven series corresponding to the different colleges, and alphabetically by major within the the colleges.

Method of Acquisition

The Office of Graduate Studies donated these materials to the University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives in 1991.

Accruals and Additions

Collection Identifier: CFU1991_01

Related Materials

For more information on university archives, please see our website. Further information about this collection may be found in the University of Central Florida Office of the Vice President of Research and the University of Central Florida Office of Research and Graduate Studies.

Processing Information

Collection processed by and finding aid prepared by Jessica Achberger in 2006. This collection was processed according to the basic file system of the Office of Graduate Studies. This included organizing the files by college, as well as alphabetically within the college by major. Metal paper clips were replaced by plastic clips and all materials are stored in acid free folders.The finding aid was placed into Archon, with adjustments made for Archon and resulting in edition 2, by Mary Rubin in 2015.
Title
University of Central Florida Office of Graduate Studies Records
Author
Jessica Achberger
Date
2006
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the UCF University Archives Repository

Contact:
Special Collections & University Archives
University of Central Florida Libraries
P.O. Box 162666
Orlando Florida 32816-2666 US
(407) 823-2576