Fonds F-112 - Faculty Council fonds

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Faculty Council fonds

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  • 1965 - 1973 (Creation)
    Faculty Council

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25 cm of textual records

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(1965 - 1973)

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The Universities Act , 1963, c. 52, s. 25 provided for a Faculty Council from each of British Columbia's three universities. Membership included the President as Chairman, the Registrar as secretary, the Librarian, the Deans and at least five faculty members. The Faculty Council was granted several powers (Universities Act, s. 61) including making rules and regulations with respect to student discipline, and approving the establishment of a representative student government.

SFU's Faculty Council, established in 1965, consisted of the officials listed above and 6 faculty members (2 elected from each of the original faculties of Arts, Science, and Education). One of its earliest actions was to examine the proposed constitution of the Simon Fraser Student Society in order to facilitate the formal recognition of the SFSS. In addition, it studied the issue of a separate graduate student society. The Council established policies in such areas as library fines, traffic violations, and conduct in student residences. It also heard individual disciplinary cases involving students accused of misconduct such as cheating and plagiarism. The last minutes of the Faculty Council are from 1973. The revised Universities Act in 1974 did not provide for the continuation of the Council.

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Fonds consists of records documenting the functions and activities of the Faculty Council. Fonds includes agendas, minutes, correspondence, policies and procedures, and other documents.

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The records were transferred to the Archives from the Registrar, who was the Secretary of the Council.


The agendas, minutes, and papers were refoldered and kept as maintained by the Registrar in reverse chronological order in a binder. The file, "Miscellaneous Supporting Papers," was also received from the Registrar, who had intended to add these documents to the committee binder. One file, containing corresondence about a proposed graduate student society, was compiled by former archives staff. It was added to the fonds for its informational value.

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Some files may contain personal or confidential information. Access to these files may be restricted as required by law. Files marked 'pending review' must be reviewed by an archivist prior to release, and as a result of the review access restrictions may apply. Please see the file lists and consult the archivist for more details.

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Please consult the records of the Senate Committee to Consider Student Academic Discipline and Conduct, F-84-1-10.

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All accessions have been processed as of September 2002. No further accruals are expected.

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Finding aid prepared by Frances Fournier, Enid Britt (September 1999); revised by Frances Fournier, Enid Britt (June 2003)

Updated by Enid Britt (August 2006).

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