Fonds - Carleton University. Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Science fonds

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Carleton University. Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Science fonds

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  • 1969-1998 (Creation)

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9.43 m of textual records

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In 1963 Carleton University reorganized into four faculties: the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Graduate Studies. For administrative purposes the Faculty of Arts divided into the Division of Humanities (Division I) and the Division of Social Science (Division II). Each division had a separate director who made recommendations on faculty appointments and tenure, as well as physical and academic planning. They operated as a unit, in areas such as admissions, academic standards and graduation requirements. In 1976, the two divisions within the Faculty of Arts formally separated into the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Socail Science. However, these two faculties amalgamated, in 1999, to form the Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS). The new faculty structure was approved by the Senate in November of 1996, as part of the university's overall renewal strategy. With a complement of approximately 260 faculty members and a full two-thirds of the total student employment. FASS is the largest academic unit in the university. It is now responsible for all arts and social science programs, except mass communication, criminology and criminal justice, political science, economics, law and European and Russian studies. These units are now considered part of the Faculty of Public Affairs and Management. The academic units that fall under the auspices of the FASS are: Sociology/Anthropology, Canadian Studies, English Language and Literature, French, Geography and Environmental Studies, History, Humanities, Religion, the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, Language/Literature and Comparative Literary Studies, Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, Philosophy, Psychology, Studies in Art and Culture, and Women's Studies. Bill Jones was the first Dean of the newly merged faculty; however, on December 31, 1999 he died from a brain tumour. Aviva Freedman, the Associate Dean (Research and Development) at that time, stepped in as the Pro Tempore Dean and on July 1, 2000 Aviva Freedman became the newly appointed Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Science and will serve a three-year term. The Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Science has operational control of the teaching and research activities of the departments, schools and institutions within the faculty. The Faculty Board, comprising of the Dean, all faculty members and a representative group of students directs academic decisions.

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The material was transferred from the Dean's Office, in 1999, and are the records from the former Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Social Science, before the amalgamation of the faculties.

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Fonds consists of three series: Academic units, Administrative units and Chronological units. The fonds is comprised of correspondence, reports, minutes, blueprints, floor plans and pamphlets.

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No reproduction without written consent of University Archivist. See Carleton University's Access to Information Act on website .

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