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Department of Psychology fonds
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1964 - 1980 (Creation)
- Department of Psychology
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88 cm of textual records
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The Department of Psychology was one of the original departments of the Faculty of Arts when the University opened in 1965. It offered courses in general experimental and applied psychology to undergraduate students based upon recommendations of the Canadian and American Psychological Associations. The Department also offered graduate work leading to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees.
The department functioned through a number of committees which varied over the years. In 1978, for example they included the Undergraduate Studies Committee, Graduate Studies Committee, Space and Equipment Committee, Appointments Committee, Graduate Admissions Committee, Colloquium Committee, Applied/Clinical Committee, Departmental Tenure Committee, and the University Human Experimental Committee.
The department expanded steadily from its inception. By 1979 there were 25 faculty members offering 60 undergraduate courses and 48 graduate courses. Enrollment comprised 550 undergraduate students and 57 graduate students.
Scope and content
The fonds of the Department of Psychology consists of records made and received in the course of administering the department, providing instruction, and promoting research. Activities and topics documented include policy and procedures development; the planning, initiation and administration of curriculum and programs; departmental meetings research achievements; student activities; and faculty appointment, promotion and tenure deliberations. Includes correspondence, minutes, reports, policies, faculty employment records, and other documents.
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The materials were arranged according to the original filing system of the department.
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Restrictions on access
Access to some records in this collection is restricted in accordance with Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Legislation. Please consult the unit list and the archivist for further details.
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Series descriptions and file lists are available.
Additional material has been accessioned but not yet processed (as of September 2002: 67 cm., 1977-1982). Please consult the archivist for information about using these materials; restrictions may apply. Further accruals to the fonds are expected from time to time.
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Finding aid prepared by Frances Fournier, Paul Hebbard, Enid Britt (August 1999).