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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

President's Office - general

Sub-sub-series consists of records relating to the VP Academic's interaction with the President's Office. Activities and topics documented include the Vice-President's reporting relationship to the President (meetings, advice, reports); inter-university cooperation, government liaison and international activities involving both Offices; university ceremonies and fundraising; the President's investigations of complaints; policy development, including the creation of a harassment policy; government funding, the budget crisis of 1985 and the reorganization of the faculties with the dissolution of the Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies. Records include correspondence, minutes, legal advice, press releases, and university planning documents and mission statements.

University Correspondence

Series consists of records relating to the Vice-President's correspondence with members of the university community including the President, Resources Office, Board of Governors, Alumni Association, University Services Office, Resources Office, Residences, Cooperative Education, the Centre for Communications and the Arts, and the Bursar's Office regarding program administration, budgeting, and student concerns. Also included are reports by Lolita Wilson on students in academic difficulty and statistics on course drops, and a planning report for SFU by Arthur Erickson Architects. Records include correspondence and working papers, agendas and minutes, reports, questionnaires, and financial statements.