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Simon Fraser Student Society Sub-series
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Simon Fraser Student Society

Sub-series consists of records relating to the Dean's interaction with the Simon Fraser Student Society and includes funding proposals for Student Society-led activities; policy development; and correspondence with campus organizations including the Phrateres Club, the United Nations Association, Debating Society, Physics Club, Sports Car Club, C.K.S.F. Radio, Outdoor Club, and the International Association Club. Records include correspondence and working papers, publications, press releases, reports and financial statements.

Student Services

Sub-series consists of the Associate Vice-President, Academic's correspondence with, related to, or copied from Student Services. Although Student Services did not move to the VP Academic's reporting portfolio until 1994, the AVP Academic maintained a correspondence with the Director and with the various units comprising Student Services, including Athletics and Recreation, Health Services, the Day Care Centre, and Residence and Housing. The AVP Academic's Office also filed here correspondence with or relating to the Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS). Records consists predominantly of correspondence, with some reports.

Simon Fraser Student Society staff meeting minutes

Sub-series consists of records arising from the participation of the Women's Centre Coordinator in the Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS) montly staff meetings. The post of Women's Centre Coordinator was created and funded in 1991 as an SFSS staff position, initially reporting to the Administrative Services Committee (1991-2001), then subsequently to the SFSS Executive and SFSS Board of Directors. The Coordinator works with the Women's Centre Collective to oversee the operations, activities, services and programs of the Centre. Records consist of the Coordinator's copies of agendas, minutes, proposals, reports and other meeting support papers.

Teaching and instructional staff matters - general

Sub-series consists of records relating to various matters relating to teaching and staff, including salaries, benefits, teaching load, policy development, faculty discipline procedures, research ethics (including the activities of the University Research Ethics Review Committee), faculty exchange programs, contracts for services (including the contract relating to the SFU / Secwepemc Cultural Education Society program), faculty disputes, and faculty and university responses to the province-wide general strike ("Operation Solidarity") in 1983. Records include correspondence, reports, faculty handbooks, the Simon Fraser Student Society teacher and course evaluation guide (1980), sessional budget requests, policies and procedures, agreements and contracts, and legal advice.

Student affairs

Sub-series consists of records relating to the Vice-President, Academic's interactions with university students and the Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS). Records include correspondence, news releases, and SFSS Ombuds Office annual reports.

Vice-President, Administration

Sub-series consists of the Associate Vice-President, Academic's correspondence with the Executive Director / Vice-President, Administration and with departments which belonged to the ED / VP Administration reporting portfolio. Activities and topics documented include interactions with the Executive Director / Vice-President, the Administrative and Professional Staff Association (APSA), Student Services, and the Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS). Records consist predominantly of correspondence, with some reports.

Department of Behavioural Sciences Foundations files

Sub-series consists of records made or received by the Head of the Department of Behavioural Science Foundations, R.J.C. Harper, in the course of administering the department. Activities documented include departmental planning (budget, enrollment, staffing, space); curriculum and program development (course planning, development of the Communication Studies program and establishment of the Department of Communication); student relations (enrollment, applications for graduate studies, registration and examinations); relations with faculty members (appointments, tenure, salaries); liaison with other university departments and participation in university, faculty and departmental committees; and liaison with external agencies and associations involved in education. Records include correspondence, reports, invitations, statistics and estimates; course proposals, outlines, and descriptions; and committee meeting agenda, minutes and supporting papers.

For a list of the departments, committees, and external organizations represented in the correspondence and subject files, see the "Access points" section below.

Department of Behavioural Science Foundations

Student Services

Sub-series consists of the Vice-President, Academic's correspondence with, related to, or copied from Student Services. The Director of Student Services took over most of the VP University Services' functions upon the latter's resignation in 1977. Activities and topics documented in the correspondence include development of student services programs, including health and employment services; an external review of residence and housing in 1979; post-graduation activities of SFU students; and liaison with the Simon Fraser Student Society and the Peak newspaper. Records include correspondence and reports.