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University of Central Florida Faculty Senate Papers

Identifier: UA20C

Scope and Contents

Series I: Chronological Files, 1968-2008 contains the files created by the UCF Faculty Senate including documents such as meeting minutes, correspondence, senate elections, constitutional revisions, and more.


  • Created: 1968-2008
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1990-2003



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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

As per the Faculty Senate website, the University of Central Florida (previously Florida Technological University) Faculty Senate was established in 1969 when the senate election took place during the 1969-1970 academic year. The first faculty constitution was created in 1971 and established a set of fundamental rules and values by which the senate will thereon govern the university. The senate is composed of three classes of committees including: operational committees, curricular committees and councils, and joint committees and councils. These committees and subcommittees determine important academic and administrative university wide changes.

For example, the Strategic Planning Council is a reporting committee of the Faculty Senate who assesses areas of the university that need improvement and report on the best way to act upon these areas. The recommendations they provide are sent to the University President and deal with all strategic planning issues, including academic planning, institutional effectiveness, accountability, budget planning, and student services.

According to the constitution, the UCF Faculty Senate members are elected by members of the general faculty within their academic units. The selected members then serve a two year term within a specific committee or subcommittee. The faculty constitution determines the laws by which the senate governs the university and is ratified as needed throughout each academic year.


6 boxes (4.25 Linear Feet)


This collection is organized in one chronological series and seven subseries that includes items such as constitutional revisions, meeting minutes, surveys, analyses, reports and correspondence as well as many other miscellaneous senate documents.

Arrangement Note

This collection is arranged chronologically by individual folder and then by committee, followed by digital media.

Method of Acquisition

Elizabeth Killingsworth transferred these materials to the University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collection and University Archives in 2004 (CFU2004_03). Christie Wolf transferred additional materials in 2014 (CFU2014_33). Strategic Planning Council transferred additional materials in 1992 (CFU1992_02).

Accruals and Additions

Previous Collection Identifier: CFU2004_03; Additions: CFU2014_33, CFU1992_02

Related Materials

For further information regarding the university archives please consult our website. Further information about this collection can be found in the catalog, which include Visions of Distinction: Strategic Planning for the year 2000 with the catalog record found here; Library Strategic Plan, Phase II with the catalog record found here; UCF College of Arts and Sciences Strategic Plan: Phase II Report with the catalog record found here; and UCF College of Engineering Strategic Planning Committee Final Report with the catalog record found here. For addition information regarding the University of Central Florida's Faculty Senate please consult their website.

Processing Information

Collection processed by and finding aid prepared by Nadeen Kiwan in 2015. Replaced all metal paper clips, staples, and rubber bands with plastic paper clips. Placed all newspaper clippings between archival paper. Removed documents from three ring binders and placed them in acid free folders and then in acid free boxes. All digital items have been copied and added to the collection. The finding aid was placed into Archon, with adjustments made for Archon and resulting in edition 2, by Mary Rubin in 2015. The materials relating to the Strategic Planning Council was initially processed as an individual collection by Jeffrey Baumiller in 2008 before being added into this collection in 2018. The acquisition method field and the subjects were updated by Kryslynn Collazo in 2018, resulting in edition 3.


University of Central Florida Faculty Senate Papers
Nadeen Kiwan; additions integrated by Kryslynn Collazo
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the UCF University Archives Repository

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