Fonds F-113 - Joint Faculty fonds

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Joint Faculty fonds

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  • 1965 - 1971 (Creation)
    Joint Faculty

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13 cm of textual records

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(1965 - 1971)

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The Universities Act, 1963, c. 52, s. 25 provided for the "Faculties in joint meeting" to determine the number and manner of election of faculty to the Faculty Council. Joint Faculty determined that there should be 6 faculty representatives (2 elected from each of the original faculties of Arts, Science, and Education). In its initial meetings, Joint Faculty discussed such issues as admission requirements, teaching loads and the establishment of a faculty lounge. University President, Patrick McTaggart-Cowan, was elected Chairman of the Joint Faculty; the Registrar acted as secretary. Following the censure of SFU by the Canadian Association of University Teachers, the Joint Faculty expressed a lack of confidence in President McTaggart-Cowan, who resigned his position in May 1968.

Also in that year, an interim council of Joint Faculty was established consisting of five members from Joint Faculty. The Interim Council was empowered to examine a set of declarations including the democratic selection of academic administrators, the establishment of an exclusively academic Senate, and the elimination of the Board of Governors "interference in academic affairs." Under the terms of reference of the Interim Council, the Student Society was invited to choose a committee to work with the Council on the implementation of these principles and the principle of student participation in university government. The Council made recommendations to Joint Faculty, which, in turn, made recommendations to Senate. The basic provisions for electing chairs, and the ability to recall chairs and deans originated with the work of the Interim Council.

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Fonds consists of records relating to the activities of the Joint Faculty and the Interim Council of Joint Faculty. Includes agendas, minutes, correspondence, reports, and other documents. Researchers should be aware that the records of Joint Faculty appear to be incomplete and that this fonds appears to have been partially created from the records of the Office of the President, the University Librarian, and the records of the Simon Fraser Student Society.

The fonds consists of eight files.

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The Interim Council files were donated by John Hutchinson.


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Access to one file 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 more details.

Other 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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File list is available.

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Please consult the inventory of the Faculty Council fonds F-112 and the SFU Faculty Association fonds F-79.

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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).

Updated by Enid Britt (August 2006).

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