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Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies fonds Series
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Committee records

Series consists of records relating to the Dean's correspondence with, and participation on, various campus and non-campus committees. The Dean served as Chair for many of the Senate Committees and was on the executive board for non-campus committees including the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies and the Western Canadian Deans of Graduate Studies Committee. For the complete list of committees, see the sub-series list below. Records include correspondence and working papers, agendas and minutes, reports, and financial papers.

Correspondence

Series consists of records relating to the Dean of Graduate Studies correspondence with Graduate Program Chairs and academic departments about various issues relating to graduate studies at the university. Also included is correspondence sent and received by the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, correspondence with the Simon Fraser Student Society and the University Council of British Columbia. Records include correspondence and working papers, minutes, and reports.

Dean's administrative records

Series consists of records relating to the administration of the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies. Activities, events and topics documented include a history of Graduate Studies and the Special Arrangements (SAR) program; graduate fees and admissions regulations; development of the graduate student trainee programs; graduate enrollment projections and graduate program reviews; organization of the Graduate Scholarships Day, Awards Day, and T.A. Day; graduate student surveys; and development of the Graduate Studies fact book, newsletter and student handbook. Records include correspondence and working papers, reports, statistics, financial working papers, minutes, and newsletters.

Financial records

Series consists of records relating to the financial administration of the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies. The budget records include correspondence, working papers, reports, and statistics.

Graduate program proposals

Series consists of records relating to new graduate program proposals (Master or Ph.D. level) submitted to the Dean of Graduate Studies for review and includes program descriptions, course outlines, library reviews, letters of support from external academics, faculty C.V.'s, and draft versions of final proposals sent to Senate. Records include correspondence and working papers, reports, and statistics.

Publications

Series consists of publications produced by the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies. Records include annual graduate studies fact books and graduate student handbooks, graduate program brochures, a guide to graduate awards, graduate studies regulation handbooks, and reports on the citizenship of graduate students, survey of graduate studies at SFU, and guidelines on the preparation of theses, essays and projects.

Scholarships, awards and bursaries

Series consists of records relating to the administration of graduate scholarships, awards and bursaries offered by SFU, private citizens and companies, and national granting agencies such as the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). Records include terms of reference, adjudication guidelines, correspondence, working papers, reports, and financial statements.