The President's Special Committee to Review the Undergraduate Experience (SCRUE) was created with the intention of reforming the university's undergraduate curriculum by defining undergraduate degrees and creating more structured programs of study. The Committee's ultimate proposal would be based heavily upon a similar program being implemented at Middlebury College of Vermont at the same time. Recommendations would include the reimplementation of general education requirements outside of the student's degree program and an increased emphasis on writing assignments through the university. The committee's report was presented in 1977 May.
The contents of this collection relate to the review of the university's review of the undergaduate curriculum with material from 1974 through 1977. Contents include: Correspondence between committee members and curriculum creators at other colleges, committee meeting minutes and related meeting memoranda, news clippings related to the topic of undergraduate experience, student surveys and correspondence between the committee and specific departments on the topic of course distribution.
Collection was maintained in the original order after it was transferred.
All items in this collection were transferred to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives.
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Preferred citation for this material is as follows: Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, President's Special Committee to Review the Undergraduate Experience Records 1974-1977. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Undergraduate Experience Committee Records).