Fonds F 12 - Office of the Dean, School of Graduate Studies fonds

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Office of the Dean, School of Graduate Studies fonds

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CA TWU F 12

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  • 1975; 1987; 1989-2005 (Creation)
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    Trinity Western University. Office of the Dean, School of Graduate Studies

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33 cm of textual records

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The Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies is responsible for promoting, developing and maintaining graduate studies at the university.;Managing the Graduate Studies department involved liaison with graduate studies at other universities through the AUCC and participation in annual meetings of the Deans of Graduate Studies. The Dean was also responsibie for the academic oversight of graduate theological education at ACTS. In addition to starting new programs, the Dean was responsible for hiring faculty, budgets, and administration, The Dean reported to the Academic Vice President and chaired the Graduate Directors Council for coordinating the administration of graduate studies departments, the Graduate Academic Council for approving all academic courses, and the Graduate Studies Council for coordinating and approving graduate programs in ACTS and the School of Graduate Studies. (Source: email from Dr. Don Page, April 18, 2008.);Those who have served in this position include: Ken Davis, Dean of Graduate Affairs (1990-1995); Don Page, Dean of Graduate Affairs / Graduate Studies (1995-2003); Dennis Jameson, Acting Dean of Graduate Studies (2003-2005); William Acton, Interim or Acting Dean, School of Graduate Studies (2005 - );In 2001, Don Page became Executive Director of the Laurentian Leadership Centre.;The Founding of the Department:;While TWU was designed primarily for undergraduate and later seminary education, at the request of Dr. Ken Davis and the Board of Governors, a task force was established in 1988 to lay out a plan for developing selected graduate programs in the future. It was decided that these new graduate programs were not to be a graduate addition to existing undergraduate disciplinary departments, but were to be designed as unique advancements of the university's mission. Furthermore, to ensure that they did not take away funds raised for undergraduate programs, each program would have to be self-funded and sustained on its own revenues. No progress along these lines was made in the early 1990s until the university was shocked into starting graduate programs when the AUCC began debating a motion to divide all members into three tiers. The third tier was to contain universities and colleges. The president, academic vice-president, and Dr. Davis, who served as Graduate Dean but functioned primarily in ACTS, determined that TWU should not be relegated to the third tier and decided to launch a graduate program as a means of enabling TWU to be recognized among the tier two small and medium sized universities in Canada. (Tier one was reserved for the large research-oriented universities.) It was decided to begin with Counselling Psychology, which was one of four areas recommended by the 1988 task force, because that was the area where it was believed that the university had the most faculty and library resources to move quickly through to completion and accreditation.;Source: email from Dr. Don Page, April 18, 2008

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The fonds consists of records that document the activities and functions of the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies, including correspondence, minutes, reports, financial and personnel records. Series within the fonds include the following:;Series 01: Correspondence;Series 02: Minutes of Meetings; Reports;Series 03: Financial Records;Series 04: Events;Series 05: Academic Development; Syllabi;Series 06: Personnel Records;Series 07: Addresses, Lectures, Speeches.

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BCAUL control number: TWU-3711

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