Guide to the Department of Anthropology Records, 1987-1997

Summary Information

Title: Department of Anthropology Records, 1987-1997
Collection: UA.5025
Extent: 0.75 linear feet (1 box, 1 half size manuscript box)
Abstract:

Anthropology has been taught at Appalachian State University since 1970, and the department currently operates within the College of Arts and Sciences, offering undergraduate level coursework and degrees. This record group contains two accessions that primarily contain information dealing with the Academic Policies and Procedures Committee of the Arts and Sciences Council and Anthropology Department Faculty meetings, dating 1987-1997.

Creator: Department of Anthropology

Biographical/Historical Note

Anthropology has been taught at Appalachian State University since 1970. First part of a combined Department of Sociology and Anthropology, the Department of Anthropology was established in 1978. The original program offering the B.A. and B.S. degrees in Anthropology is now complemented by B.A. concentrations in applied anthropology and archaeology and B.S. degrees with concentrations in sustainable development and biological anthropology. In 1993 a special program, the ASU Laboratories of Archaeological Science, was begun. The Department of Anthropology operates within the College of Arts and Sciences.

Scope and Contents

This record group contains two accessions that primarily contain information dealing with the Academic Policies and Procedures Committee of the Arts and Sciences Council and Anthropology Department Faculty meetings, dating 1987-1997.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into three series: Series I: Committees and Councils, Series II: Department of Anthropology Faculty Meetings, Series III: Long Range Planning. The records are arranged alphabetically within series and then chronologically.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. Individual accessions may have access restrictions due to the presence of confidential information. Restrictions are noted in the Accessions List, where applicable.

Acquisitions Information

This record group was transferred to the University Archives from the Department of Anthropology in two accessions and was accessioned as UA.2004.096 and UA.2005.187.

Processing Information

Processed by Rachel Lovelace-Portal, 2013.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], UA.5025: Department of Anthropology Records, University Archives, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina.

Container List

Series I: Committees and Councils, 1986-1996

Series Description

Series I contains the minutes, agendas, and corresponding materials from the meetings of the Academic Policies and Procedures Committee and the Arts and Sciences Council. The Academic Policies and Procedures Committee records contain decisions to change courses and degree programs, reports from program evaluations, and the voting records from each meeting. The records from the Council of the College of Arts and Sciences, dating 1986-1992, contain the minutes, memorandums, agendas, a discussion on teaching awards, and other materials relating to the meetings of the council.

  Box Folder

Academic Policies and Procedures Committee, 1996

1 1
  Box Folders

Arts and Sciences Council, 1986-1992

1 2-7
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Series II: Department of Anthropology Faculty Meetings, 1992-1997

Series Description

Series II contains the minutes, agendas, and other materials related to the Department of Anthropology Faculty meetings from 1992 through 1997. Some of the information contained in these materials concerns the anthropology curriculum, guidelines for advising students, the faculty evaluation process, and the masters of Arts in Social Science Education (MASS) program.

  Box Folders

Faculty Meetings, 1992-1997

2 1-5
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Series III: Long Range Planning, 1987-1993

Series Description

This series includes long range plans written in 1987, 1988, and in 1990 for the 1986-91 planning period. The long range planning documents include the Department of Anthropology mission statement, goals, and strategic planning statements. There is also an Appalachian State University 1987-1988 “Framework for Planning: A Unit-Level Planning Manual” is also in this series.

  Box Folder

Long Range Planning, 1987

2 6

Planning Statement, 1988

2 7

Long Range Planning File, 1990-1993

2 8